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2012-11-12 11:10:33

Fresh, refrigerated or frozen, colostrum still is the best thing dairy owners can feed newborn calves, according to a joint study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the University of Florida. Colostrum is the milk secreted for a few days from a mother, whether human or animal, after giving birth and is characterized by high protein and antibody content. "It is well known that an adequate colostrum feeding is the most important management factor determining calf health and survival,"...

Transgenic Cows Could Make For Better Beef
2012-08-27 04:45:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Beijing University of Agriculture have genetically modified a pair of calves in an attempt to make their meat more tender, tastier, and more appealing to discerning palates. Professor Ni Minhong and colleagues at the school's department of advanced science and technology produced a pair of cloned cows, named Jing Qin 1 and Jing Qin 2, that had been implanted with an extra gene, Telegraph Science Correspondent...

2012-08-02 15:01:35

If the drought forces producers to feed a larger portion of distillers dried grains with solubles, cattle can maintain gains and improve meat quality if the animals are weaned early, a Purdue University scientist has shown. The finding, reported at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meetings in Des Moines, Iowa, could allow some producers to save on rising feed costs in the face of this year's drought. Distillers dried grains with solubles, or DDGS, are the leftovers from corn...

2012-07-20 23:01:48

Zensah® Compression Apparel has been adopted for training and recovery by runners around the world Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Zensah® is the leading brand of compression apparel for athletes and creator of the number one selling compression leg sleeves for performance and recovery. Their compression sleeves and compression socks have become an essential tool for training and recovery among runners of all levels. Zensah® will be exhibiting at this year´s Rock...

2012-06-21 23:00:23

Trivedi Beef, LLC is committed to providing the best possible environment so that their animals may live peacefully, in a natural setting until they are processed under strictly humane guidelines. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 In May 2012 Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, founder of Trivedi Master Wellness and Trivedi Products announced the launch of Trivedi Beef, LLC the newest venture to emerge from Trivedi, LLC. Trivedi Beef, LLC was established to provide the highest quality beef products...

2012-05-08 23:01:46

According to Montana Ranchers, confirming historical statistics, Grass-Fed Angus Beef calves typically gain 1.5— 1.9 pounds per day from birth to maturity, while Angus beef calves fed a diet rich in nutritional food supplements such as corn and soya beans typically gain an average of 2.0 — 2.5 pounds per day. Mr. Trivedi´s Grass-Fed calves gained an average of 4.5 pounds per day over a period of only twenty days. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Mahendra Trivedi is...

2012-01-24 20:17:44

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. According to Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, the research is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging to...

2012-01-05 16:03:36

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second — about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At 2 meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle´s — and the body´s — energy....

Springy Tendons Key To Frogs' Amazing Leaps
2011-11-17 04:08:54

The secret to frogs´ superlative jumping lies in their tendons. Researchers at Brown University, filming frogs jumping at 500 frames per second with special X-ray technology, show that the frog's tendon stretches as it readies its leap and then recoils, much like a spring, when the frog jumps. The finding could explain how other animals are exceptional leapers. Results appear in Biology Letters. Some species of frogs and many other animals are able to jump far beyond what appear to be...


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Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Australian Charbray Cattle
2014-07-09 12:40:07

The Australian Charbray is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed by crossing the Charolais and Brahman breeds. Most Australian Charbray are about 75 percent Charolais and 25 percent Brahman. It is a large breed, very muscular with loose skin, possibly by being introduced to Bos indicus blood. It has a cream to light red color as an adult. The calf is usually born a light tan but will change to a creamy white in a few weeks. The Charbray is a hardy breed,...

Arouquesa Cattle
2014-07-04 10:20:33

The Arouquesa is a breed of cattle from Portugal and is in protected geographical status. Its range of habitat is restricted to the Northern Portuguese districts of Viseu, Aveiro, Porto and Braga. It is a small breed with the cow only reaching a height of about 48 inches and weighing between 790 and 950 pounds. The bull is slightly bigger at about 52 inches high and will weigh about the same as the cow. The color is a light brown, but the bull will be a little darker than the cow. There...

Ankole-Watusi Cattle
2014-07-04 10:10:48

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle native to Africa. It is also known as the Anokle longhorn. The Ankole-Watusi have been illustrated on ancient rock paintings, Egyptian art and on pyramid walls. A breed called the Sanga spread to eastern Africa and became the base stock for many of the African breeds of cattle. The Nkole tribe’s Sanga cattle is called the Ankole and in Rwanda and Burundi it is called the Watusi. The original Ankole-Watusi cattle owned by chiefs and kings were...

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2007-10-22 15:00:13

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. The rhino once inhabited areas from Pakistan to Burma and may have even roamed in China. But because of human influence their range has shrunk and now they only exist in small populations in northeastern India and Nepal. These rhinos live in tall grasslands and wetland forests, but due to habitat loss they have been forced into more cultivated...

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