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Eric Rector with Dexter cow and calf
Eric Rector with his three-year-old Dexter cow and her newborn calf. Photo courtesy of Eric Rector for the Winter 2005-2006 Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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I listen to many talks by highly qualified scientists and others deeply concerned about our future, as well they might be. Some are concerned about climate change, others about starvation. In their summary remarks – I wait for it: Their suggestions for how we can mitigate disaster always include a well-meant suggestion that we eat less meat on the grounds that to do so will liberate more resources to grow human food. Few seem to question this supposed cause and effect. Read the article.

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A Montana Farmers Union pilot program trained cattle to eat Canada thistle by giving them a variety of feed grain pellets or flakes, in a trough or feeder (not on the ground), and providing the chopped weed once the cattle were accustomed to new tastes and textures.

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Robert Graves of Penn State University, the featured speaker at the Maine Dairy Improvement 2011 meeting, talked about cow comfort. His information applies to other livestock as well. Comfortable livestock are likely to be healthier and less stressed than uncomfortable animals – and, therefore, more productive and lucrative for your farm.

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Joann Grohman and JasmineThe cow, that enduring nursery icon, has been losing fans lately due to misinformation being spoken in the highest places. Some of this character damage may be deliberate; much is due to city dwellers having become so distanced from cow reality that absurd statements fly by unchallenged.

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Burps and flatulence from dense populations of bovines in California’s heavily factory farmed San Joaquin Valley are creating more smog and greenhouse gases in the local area than cars. Each of the valley’s 2.5 million cows excretes nearly 20 pounds of gas per day, causing new policy debates between air quality regulators and the dairy industry.

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Eri Rector with Dexter cow and calfSo you’re thinking of getting a family cow. You’ve probably thought of many good reasons: fresh milk 10 months of the year, cream to do with as decadently as you want, peaceful moments in the barn with your head resting against the flank of the cow while milking and letting the rest of the world go by.

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Dairy producers could benefit from an enzyme supplement – for their cows. Bromelain helps keep the white cell count in cows’ milk down in the range that fetches a premium price, according to a recent Agricultural Research Service study.

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