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2014-09-25 23:04:16

Consolidation activity will continue to change the landscape of the industry and create larger farms that are more efficient and technologically advanced. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Dairy Farms industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Dairy Farms industry has teetered on the edge of growth in the five years to 2014. Industry revenue displayed an average annual decline during the...

2014-09-25 16:27:49

WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Did you know you can get a free unofficial grain grade this harvest? You still have time to register for the Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program for 2014. In fact, because of this year's late harvest, you may sign up until October 31, 2014. If you are already registered, please send us your sample as soon as you can. The Harvest Sample Program is voluntary and free to participate in. Participating producers get important...

2014-09-25 08:29:34

AFIKIM, Israel, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Afimilk [http://www.afimilk.com ] is, for the first time, improving the fertility of tied cows by enabling their automatic heat detection with AfiAct II Stanchion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140925/706118 ) AfiAct II Stanchion incorporates long-range data collection and leg-mounted behavior monitoring tags (AfiTag II) throughout the Stanchion barn. It sends heat alerts as breeding lists to...

2014-09-25 08:29:23

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), one of the world's leading alfalfa seed companies, has entered into a distribution agreement with Maxim International (Private) Limited, one of the largest livestock input companies in Pakistan. Maxim, as S&W's exclusive distributor in Pakistan, will stock and supply S&W's elite alfalfa seed brands in Pakistan. Pakistan represents a significant new opportunity for sales of S&W's high...

2014-09-25 08:28:24

Got Questions about GMOs? Join the Ask Me Anything Event Today at 1pm ET WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at 1pm ET, GMO Answers will be on Reddit, participating in the Ask Me Anything series. Cathleen Enright, Ph.D., executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson, will answer your questions about GMOs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148285 "We need to do a better job talking about the...

2014-09-25 04:22:03

JAIPUR, India, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Season's Biggest Online Organic Shopping Carnival Organicshop.in, India's largest online marketplace for organics, celebrates this festive season with its customers with the introduction of Organic Festive Bonanza. The season's biggest shopping extravaganza has slashed down prices of almost 7500 organics from 60+ organic, natural and herbal brands, and has introduced discounts like 50% off, Buy 1 Get 1 and organic...

2014-09-24 23:07:04

Chino Valley Ranchers Comments on Studies Looking at Why Organic Food May Be a Healthier Choice Colton, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found "statistically significant" differences exist between organically and conventionally grown foods when it comes to the relative nutritional impact of a given food product. After reviewing the various studies comparing organic foods against conventionally grown foods,...

2014-09-24 23:04:02

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Hybrid seeds are the most critical and cost effective input for increasing the vegetable production through improving per acre productivity. Hybrid vegetable seed industry has made great strides in improving vegetable production and has a major role to play going forward. High quality seed with both input traits...

2014-09-24 16:22:35

TOC is leading the effort to find organic solutions for all growers WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive - easily exceeding its goal of $15,000--as part of a major campaign to fund The Center's research effort to find organic solutions to a devastating disease threatening the nation's citrus industry. "We're thrilled that so many...

2014-09-24 16:22:08

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fool's Return is a thrilling and flawless story that rejects conventional ideals of romance. Raving fans agree that Chervil's storytelling is raw, captivating, and enlightening in the most mesmerizing way. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148172 Sheila M. Trask, ForeWord Reviews, says, "Fool's Return balances an enchanting tale of romance and magic with a thoughtful look at pressing economic and environmental...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

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