Rational Use of Antimicrobials in the Dairy Industry

Dec 21, 2017

The use of antimicrobials in food animals has long been the subject of international debate, although the relationship between their use and the development of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is complex and unclear. Christian Scherpenzeel at GD Animal Health describes how experts combine monitoring and disease eradication programmes with practical field research projects in order to clarify and promote rational use of antibiotics. ...

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Trouw Nutrition LifeStart symposium gathers world experts to showcase scientific insights in dairy heifer development

Nov 27, 2017

The benefits of optimal dairy heifer development and the shift required to focus on longer term resilience due to the irruption of metabolic programming in the field of calf nutrition was discussed in detail at the LifeStart Symposium organised by Trouw Nutrition in The Netherlands on the 17th and 18th October 2017. With the theme of ‘Breaking down barriers: dairy heifer development beyond weaning growth’, the Symposium encouraged producers to adopt the LifeStart approach and learn how to utilise regulation of gene expression in the very first two months of life to achieve higher performance of their cows.   As well as metabolic programming, specific topics that were addressed at the LifeStart Symposium include development of the digestive tract, nutritional strategies pre and post-weaning and the role of early life nutrition in building immunity. The Symposium brought together academic scientists, researchers and industry leaders from across the world, specialising in dairy nutrition, nutritional immunology and ruminant production systems, as well as practicing vets, nutritionists and farmers, offering a ‘real life’ perspective on... ...

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Dairy Herd Management Market Worth 3.55 Billion USD by 2022

Nov 13, 2017

According to a new market research report “Dairy Herd Management Market by Product (Automated Systems (Milking Parlours, Meters, Sensors, Reproductive & Health, Cattle Management), Software (On-premise, Cloud-based)), Application (Feeding, Breeding), End user (Large Farms) – Global Forecast to 2022“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, market is projected to reach USD 3.55 Billion by 2022 from USD 2.57 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 6.7%. Factors such as increasing herd size of dairy farms, increasing production and consumption of milk & dairy products, technological advancements, rising public-private funding and investments towards the development of dairy farms, and the substantial cost savings associated with dairy herd management, are driving the Dairy Herd Management Market. However, ongoing campaigns to save dairy animals from unethical herd management practices may restrain market growth to a certain extent. The milk management systems segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the automated dairy herd management systems market in 2017 On the basis of product type, the Dairy Herd Management Market is categorized into automated systems... ...

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