• Animal Nutrition

    Winter feeding starts with a sample

    A protein test on a randomly grabbed sample will be three to four percent lower than what the cattle are actually eating
 Don’t grab randomly. That’s good advice in social situations and it’s just as good when taking a forage sample. Winter is approaching and cow-calf producers who plan to winter graze should take forage samples and make their plans, said livestock grazing guru Jim Gerrish. But rather than taking a random sample from a square foot or square yard, for example, he advises grazers to take an “imitation grab sample” that will provide a more accurate assessment of feed  

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  • Animal Care

    Three Dairy Producers Rewarded for Their Dedication to Animal Welfare and Judicious Antibiotic Use

    “There are so many producers that deserve recognition for their continued commitment to advancing the dairy industry,” said Linda Tikofsky, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim. “These producers are choosing to do the right thing for their cows and consumers by mitigating the use of antibiotics and striving to optimize animal welfare.” Boehringer Ingelheim’s Producers for Progress recognition program celebrates dairy producers who demonstrate a strong commitment to animal well-being through judicious antibiotic use. After careful consideration of more than 65 applicants by an expert panel of judges, the 2020 Producers for Progress program winners are as follows: Grand Prize: Paul Lippert, Grass  

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  • Animal News

    Chania: Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty, Turns Himself In

    A 55-year-old man accused of abusing his dog in Chania earlier this week, turned himself into police on Thursday. In his backyard, the man tied up his dog and cut its testicles with a sharp object. The news sparked grief and outrage on social media. The dog survived the bestiality after being saved by a German national walking by the yard, who heard it bark rapidly. He underwent surgery at the nearest vet clinic. Once he recovered from the anesthesia, the dog wagged his tail to the vet who saved his life. According to reports, the 55-year-old man was accompanied  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Animal charities warn that pets are for life, ‘not just for lockdown’

    04:16 The COVID-19 crisis not only transformed our lives, it also had an impact on the welfare of animals. Job losses, illness, financial difficulties, and even some people’s fear of contracting the virus from pets, led to a rise in animal abandonments in the UK.  When people were furloughed or working from home, the adoption rate went up. During the first week of lockdown Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reported 86 dogs and 69 cats were rehomed, rising from 42 and 29 respectively in the same period last year. While this might look like a positive trend, and these animals  

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