Navigation Links
How cold is too cold for newborn calves?
Date:2/26/2009

GLASGOW, MONTANA (February 26, 2009) It has been estimated that in the United States, nearly 100,000 calves die of cold stress annually, costing livestock producers millions of dollars a year and resulting in a desperate need for effective mitigation strategies. Consequently, a University of Miami (UM) scientist and researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have developed the first weather system advisory designed to improve the capacity of producers to protect their newborn calves.

"The impact of weather on livestock is a very important economic consideration to the region," said Larry Kalkstein, UM professor from the department of Geography and Regional Studies, at the College of Arts and Sciences. "Our project is an essential first step, toward helping livestock producers across the country reduce winter weather related losses."

Kalkstein and NOAA scientists reviewed 10 years of climatological information from Glasgow, Montana. The researchers teamed up with local ranchers to determine critical weather elements and lead time needed to take action to protect newborn livestock. The data collected helped create the Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock System (CANL).

Beginning this month, CANL will provide guidance on the Glasgow, Montana National Weather Forecast Office Web site and NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio. Graphical products will be issued daily showing specific thresholds that impact newborn livestock, based on a variety of forecast factors including temperature, humidity, and precipitation.

"This system allows us to provide ranchers in Northeast Montana with enough lead time to bring livestock to shelter and mitigate loss due to weather," said Tanja Fransen, warning coordination meteorologist at the Weather Forecast Office in Glasgow.

The official warning system is now available on the National Weather Service Forecast site for Glasgow, Montana, at:

Contact: Marie Guma-Diaz
m.gumadiaz@umiami.edu
305-284-1601
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns
2. Newborn vitamin A reduces infant mortality
3. Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes
4. States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How cold is too cold for newborn calves?
(Date:8/21/2014)... previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen ... State University scientist has discovered. The discovery lays the ... harvesting energy from the Sun, and understanding dense blooms ... lakes worldwide. A paper describing the discovery will be ... the journal Science on 21 August 2014. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC ) are among the ... Minds 2014," a comprehensive list compiled by ... science metrics and research performance analysis. , ... performing and publishing work that their peers recognized as ... a Thomson Reuters statement. Researchers were identified based on ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis ... new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) ... cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , Lead author Kristi ... and co-leader of the Cancer Biology program at the ... her career trying to understand the various activities of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 2BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 3Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3
... The citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), meaning "yellow shoot ... in English-speaking countries, is the most destructive disease ... tools and management strategies are desired to control ... phosphorus deficiency as a contributing factor in symptom ...
... species of scorpion, Vaejovis brysoni, was found in the ... the same group also inhabits this mountain range, making this ... species distributed on the same mountain. The study was published ... . These mountains overlook the city of Tucson, Arizona. ...
... Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of ... Sloan Research Fellowships for 2013. , Awarded annually ... and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as ... "The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the ...
Cached Biology News:Phosphorus starvation linked to symptoms of citrus disease Huanglongbing in new study 2Phosphorus starvation linked to symptoms of citrus disease Huanglongbing in new study 3Sloan Foundation announces 2013 Sloan Research Fellows 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Nerium International, the go-to, ... the spotlight again. Nerium will showcase its signature ... Body Contouring Cream to Hollywood’s elite at the ... the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards. , Developed from ... clinical trials show that NeriumAD night cream dramatically ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... research group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine ... Stockholm, has developed a novel "man and machine" ... innovative diagnostic aid was described in PLOS ... method is based on computer vision algorithms similar ... with visualization of only the diagnostically most relevant ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 Telomere ... of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for Dogs" with ... Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world for dogs. Telomeres ... every chromosome in the body. A wealth of ... experts in Telomere Science and Aging, including Nobel ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  China Cord Blood Corporation ... its plan to release financial results for the first ... 2014, after market close in the US.  ... 8:00 a.m. ET on Friday, August 29, 2014 to ... of the Company,s recent developments, followed by a question ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 3A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Results 2
... , MISSOULA, Mont., June 24 VEGA PROMOTIONAL SYSTEMS, ... owned subsidiary, Natural Fuels Industries, it is planning to ... to produce alternative energy from organic waste. , ... "America,s Best Places For Alternative Energy," the abundance of ...
... BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex ... that the company has reached an agreement with the ... protocol assessment process (SPA) on an amendment to the ... its lead product candidate targeting castrate resistant prostate cancer ...
... Higher Percentage of Patients Have Preventative Testing , ... Advice Networks , the nation,s leading provider of ... Healthy Advice educational programs, 16.9 percent more ... percent more patients had colonoscopies (colon cancer screening) compared ...
Cached Biology Technology:Natural Fuels Industries Eyes 'Biomass Rich' Georgia for Production Facility 2Natural Fuels Industries Eyes 'Biomass Rich' Georgia for Production Facility 3OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 2OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 3OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 4OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 5Healthy Advice Networks Announces Improved Patient Outcomes in Physicians' Offices with Healthy Advice Programs 2
Phospho-Cyclin D1 (Thr286) Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to SpUlp2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: SNNERQSLSSGSND, corresponding to amino acids 622-635 of Schizosaccharomyces pombe SpUlp2...
Rabbit polyclonal to Factor IX ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 2158 SwissProtID: P00740...
Mouse monoclonal [CLB-SW16 (formerly 708)] to CD42d (rating: ****) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 2814 SwissProtID: P40197...
Biology Products: