World food prices rose to a near two-year high in January, driven by surges in sugar quotations and export prices for cereals and vegetable oils, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
The Food and Agriculture
New research continues to reinforce the importance of delivering high-quality colostrum to newborn calves to set them up for lifelong success. In his latest issue of Calf Notes, Dr. Jim Quigley discusses a study in Chin
Calves fed high levels of liquid nutrients in their first weeks of life are ahead of their limit-fed counterparts in many ways. But University of Florida assistant professor of animal science Emily Miller-Cushon says th
Just like a reputable seedstock operation is not built overnight, it takes time to put together an effective marketing plan. Producers first need to set a budget for paid advertising, along with extra costs for developm
A 14-month-old Angus bull became the highest-priced bull ever sold at public auction last week, fetching $800,000 from two ranchers based in Missouri and Oklahoma. The previous record, set just last year, was $750,000.
The fundamentals for keeping young dairy calves healthy haven't changed much for decades, according to North Carolina State University professor Geof Smith. But, he said, many dairies still struggle with calf heal
The first hours of a calf's life set the course of that calf's health for the remainder of its life. It's always critical to handle and feed colostrum properly, but because calves are under extra stres
A basic understanding of genetics will help us understand why some traits are more heritable than others. The basis for heritability has to do with a phrase you have probably heard before – “nature verses nurture.”