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Is it true that cows can only produce milk if they have been pregnant?

Like humans, cows need to be pregnant and give birth for milk production and release. Milk production involves the complex interaction of several different hormones, which are set into play during pregnancy. Typically, during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy various hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen are produced, which stimulate the growth and […]
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Do Cows Need to Be Milked? Check Out the Facts

Cows don’t always have milk in their udders, and they don’t need to be milked by farmers. They produce milk for the same reason human women do: to feed their babies. Since cows only produce milk after they’ve been pregnant, farmers artificially inseminate them on what the industry calls a “rape rack.” Around 10 months after a cow becomes pregnant, she gives […]
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Nutritional strategies to improve dairy cow..

Providing the correct nutrition is essential for today’s high-yielding dairy cows. Over recent decades, genetic improvement and better management practices have dramatically increased dairy cattle milk production but, at the same time, managing fertility and conception rates has been difficult. Managing optimum productivity of dairy cattle in terms of quality milk production and efficient breeding […]
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Everything You Need to Improve Herd Health

How do you know when you need to add goat supplements into the diet of your herd? Goats will eat just about anything, right? It’s a common misconception that goats will devour anything that’s not nailed down, including tin cans, paper, and articles of clothing. While it’s true that goats will nibble on almost everything […]
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Essential Ingredients for Proper Goat Nutrition

Feed Nutrients Unlike cows and horses, goats are “browser animals”. Their ability to eat everything in sight is a widespread misconception, but their ability to eat a large variety of different vegetation is not exaggerated. Goats derive the majority of nutrition from what they eat in the pasture, as well as through supplementary hay. Although […]
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Recognizing Harmful Mycotoxin Symptoms

Management of mycotoxins has become the new normal for livestock operators, especially for cattle farms and ranches. Rainy conditions, high moisture content, and high humidity all contribute to the growth of fungi which can produce mycotoxins. Mycotoxin symptoms occur because of secondary metabolites that are produced by microfungi. As most farmers and livestock operators know, […]
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Essential Animal Productivity Supplements

Maintaining the health of livestock can be tricky. They tend to congregate in large groups, which makes them more susceptible to the spread of sickness and disease. For that reason, improving the health and performance of livestock often requires operations to use animal supplements. Blending additives into feeds and grains provides beneficial minerals, vitamins, and […]
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