Alfalfa U Workshops Take Place In February

Jamie Johansen

New Holland has teamed up with High Plains Journal and Alforex Seeds to sponsor three Alfalfa U events in three different states in February. The education seminars will provide alfalfa producers information to improve quality without sacrificing yield. Giving them the harvest the best possible crop, as efficiently as possible. The first event will take place Feb. 2, 2016 at …

agronomy, Animal Science, Cover Crops, Forage, Hay

Study Finds No Problems With GMO Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

A new scientific review from the University of California-Davis has found no adverse impact on the performance and health of livestock and poultry consuming genetically engineered feed in the time since it was first introduced 18 years ago. The review, led by UC Davis animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam, examined nearly 30 years of livestock-feeding studies that represent more than …

Animal Science, biotechnology, USFRA, World Food

Hick Chick Chat on Precision Animal Agriculture

Leah Guffey

In this edition of the Hick Chick Chat I’m looking at precision agriculture from a different perspective; the animal. While Chuck was at the 30th Annual Alltech Symposium in Louisville, KY a couple of weeks ago he did an interesting interview with Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer at Alltech on precision animal agriculture. Something I’ve heard about recently is …

Animal Science, Audio, Hick Chick Chat

GEA Adds Eating Time Analysis to CowScout™

Jamie Johansen

Electronically monitoring cows for activity helps to automate the heat detection process, and supply more accurate breeding information for increased pregnancy rates. Activity monitors can also alert producers to health challenges ahead of clinical signs being visually observed, allowing for earlier treatment and avoiding a potential drop in milk production. To increase monitoring capabilities, GEA Farm Technologies has added eating …

Agribusiness, Animal Science, Dairy, technology

Balchem Launches Real Science Initiative

Talia Goes

Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC), the global leader in choline chloride and precision release nutrient technologies, announced the creation of a new grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by August 1, 2013. Complete …

Agribusiness, Animal Science, Research