How to watch or stream Raiders on ‘Hard Knocks’

first_imgWith Antonio Brown, Jon Gruden and other big personalities, the Oakland Raiders are likely to be as compelling a team as “Hard Knocks” has seen in some time.There’s already some drama about HBO’s cameras being at the team’s Napa facility, and watching controversial veterans Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict try to make the team should provide plenty more.So, for those who don’t already have an HBO subscription, how can you watch the action?Streaming “Hard Knocks” is pretty simple: You can …last_img

Live updates: Raiders get big road victory over Colts

first_imgGAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (1-2) at Indianapolis (2-1) on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)TV: CBS-TV, Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst), John Schriffen (reporter). Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts in the second of five straight games away from the Coliseum.center_img ODDS: Colts -7 (opened at Colts -6). OVER/UNDE …last_img

20pcs Big Hair Barrette Bowknot Clips 15cm : Excellent quality and striking size

first_img Very good value for money, lovely bows, vivid colours – good size too. . These are exceptionally pretty. They’re very well made and my wife’s eyes lit up when she saw them because this is exactly the sort of thing she likes to wear in her hair. Her first question was: “have they got barrettes?”.And she was delighted when i told her they had. It would be so easy for a product of this nature to look cheap if the right materials weren’t used but the manufacturer has got it right with the satin style material being used which makes the colours more vibrant and even catches the light. As you can see from my pictures and those of the seller, there is a good selection of different shades of each colour. It’ll be a while before you (or the lady in your life) gets through all of these. My pictures below show the range of bows and close-ups of a golden yellow one, front and back. The last picture is of my wife. Introduction:welcome to my summersha 20 pack ribbon bowknots review. These bowknot bows come in a pack of twenty different colored bows. They are perfect for dress up and special occasions. Design:at 15cm each these are quite large bows that are perfect for placing on pigtails, on top of the head or even at the front. I can personally fit two on the front of my head. They use a clip to stay attached to the wearer’s hair. This clip is made of metal and is stuck to the bow using a strong glue. The bows are made of grosgrain material, which gives them a soft textured feeling. It also means they don’t look cheap and nasty despite actually being cheap to buy. Excellent quality and striking size. The first thing i noticed when i opened the package was how big these bows are – i know it said 15cm on the listing, but it hadn’t really registered. And with the ribbon being wide as well, these are very striking hair clips. The barrette clip is nice and sturdy, so little change of your bow flying away. And with 20 different colours in the pack, there’s one to match every outfit. The ribbon used is a quality grossgrain, so it has body and will keep its shape. Overall, an excellent quality pack at a value for money price. The seller sent me this product for review purposes at no cost. The opinions expressed are my own and reflect my true experience with this product. A positive review was not required. Excellent service and products. Gorgeous large bows in lovely colours. Would highly recommended this seller. Very good value for money, lovely bows, vivid colours – good size too.Gorgeous bows!!!Excellent quality and striking size20pcs Big Hair Barrette Bowknot Clips 15cm, SUMERSHA Hair Clips Grosgrain Ribbon Large Boutique Hair bows Hair Pins Alligator Clips for Girls Women 20 ColorsHairbow Size: approx. 6 Inches/ 15cmPackage quantity: 20pcs; 20 ColorsAttached with alligator hair clips, can stay firmlyThe fantastic variety of colors are so gorgeous bright and beautiful,great gift for girlsMade of grosgrain ribbon, comfortable and softlast_img read more

Dairy feed bunk management

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The current state of the dairy economy has dairy farm managers looking for ways to improve cow productivity and reduce expenses. One management area that may offer some of these returns is the feed bunk. It is important to work with the herd nutritionist to provide a ration that will allow the dairy cow to produce a high level of milk, but beyond the nutrient composition of the ration, the manager must understand and work with cow feeding behavior to promote maximum dry matter intake (DMI). The following comments are based upon an eXtension article entitled “The Feeding Behavior of Dairy Cows: Considerations to Improve Cow Welfare and Productivity.”Dairy cows managed in an indoor production system typically spend 4 to 6 hours per day eating, ideally divided into 9 to 14 separate meals or feeding sessions. The delivery of fresh feed is a major stimulus to cow feeding and research demonstrates that the 60 minutes following fresh fed delivery produces a peak feeding pattern. Research has also shown that there is benefit to coordinating the delivery of fresh feed with a return from the milking parlor. Cows that had access to feed after milking stood longer (48 versus 21 minutes) than cows that did not have access to feed after returning from milking. The additional standing time is beneficial from the standpoint of providing adequate time for the teat sphincter muscle to fully close, thus reducing the risk of intramammary infection from exposure to environmental bacteria when cows lie down too soon after milking. Based on this research, adding an additional fresh fed delivery could help to improve DMI intake or, more likely, result in a more even feeding time distribution.  Increased feed delivery can reduce diurnal fluctuations in rumen pH and possibly reduce the risk of subacute ruminal acidosis in some situations.If an additional fresh fed delivery is out of the question, more frequent feed push-up is another management practice that can offer a number of benefits, including higher DMI, greater fat-corrected milk yields, less feed refusal, and an increase in standing time after milking. Typically, sorting occurs by the first cows to eat the freshly delivered feed, which create holes in the feed pile. Cows that eat later do not have the same ration consistency as those first cows. Pushing feed up remixes the feed pile, which provides a better ration to those cows that follow the first eaters. When feed is pushed up, it can also stimulate another feeding session for the cows, creating another meal opportunity. The goal is to get cows to eat more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day. This creates a better pH balance within the rumen as compared to a situation where cows slug feed with fewer, larger meals.  Slug feeding can disrupt rumen pH balance and lead to milk fat depression. After the initial feeding period, the feed bunk piles are often scattered, providing a large surface area for oxygen to degrade the forage portion of the ration, in particular ensiled forages. Pushing feed up puts feed back into piles with less surface area, which can help to prevent or reduce heating and reduce feed waste by refusal.  If feed is not delivered after milking, then pushing up feed after milking can stimulate cows to eat and increase standing time after milking, allowing more time for the teat canal to close.A final factor to look at to help improve the DMI and distribution of feeding times and meals for cows is stocking density. The eXtension article says, “recent research suggests that overcrowding at the feed bunk may have deleterious effects on feeding behavior.”  In 2000, Batchelder (Proceedings from Dairy Housing and Equipment Systems: Managing and Planning for Profitability, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) reported that using 30% overcrowding (1.3 cows/headlock) reduced daily DMI and resulted in substantially fewer cows eating during both the hour following milking and following delivery of fresh feed. Other research has shown that in overcrowding situations, cows will stand and wait for a feeding spot.  Increased standing times are associated with a higher risk of developing hoof and leg injuries. In addition, some researchers have noted increased aggression in feeding areas when cows are overcrowded and this behavior can lead to higher incidences of hoof lesion development and lameness.Dairy managers have opportunities to increase productivity and reduce costs by improving feed bunk management to take advantage of cow feeding behaviors.last_img read more