Latest Calf Stories

2007-07-18 08:15:40

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - An injured manatee and her calf, fitted with a satellite tracking and monitoring system, were released Tuesday in the Florida Keys more than a year after being rescued. The adult manatee was saved by staff members at the Keys-based Dolphin Research Center in February 2006 after veterinarians determined she had been injured from a boat's motor and that the mammal was pregnant. Named Ocean Reef for where she was found, the manatee was treated at the Miami Seaquarium,...

2006-07-04 17:06:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - Final tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a mature cross-bred beef cow from the Prairie province of Manitoba and a "comprehensive investigation" into the case is being conducted, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The affected cow was born "well before" the 1997 introduction of Canada's ban on cattle feed containing protein from cattle and other ruminants, the CFIA said. A calf born to the affected cow in 2004 is also being traced. The...

2006-04-26 12:28:42

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American ranchers' group R-CALF said on Wednesday it was considering legal action after its members voted to try to stop the U.S. government from importing cattle and beef products from animals over 30 months old from BSE-affected countries. R-CALF has used litigation in the past to try to keep U.S. borders closed, and succeeded in delaying the resumption of Canadian beef and cattle imports in the wake of the country's first case of mad cow...

2006-03-17 17:55:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials investigating the new U.S. case of mad cow disease said on Friday they had a "strong lead" on a second calf from the crossbred beef cow and hoped to find the farm where the cow was born a decade ago. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the new case, in a cow in Alabama and the third U.S. case overall, on Monday. A reexamination of the carcass has confirmed the cow was at least 10 years old. A six-week-old calf, identified as offspring of the...

2006-02-17 12:17:30

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. company shipped veal to Japan that contained banned spinal column because the exporter and inspector were not sufficiently familiar with the requirements of the new export program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Friday. The veal was shipped by Atlantic Veal and Lamb and supplied by Golden Veal, both of which were certified on January 6. U.S. Agriculture Department personnel confirmed at that time that both understood...

2005-07-15 11:45:35

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. ranchers will fight on to close America's borders to Canadian cattle, despite a court ruling against them, saying on Friday a ban was key to persuading trade partners that American beef is safe. Bill Bullard, chief executive of ranchers groups R-CALF USA, told Reuters that Thursday's appeals court decision was only a setback affecting a temporary injunction. He said the group would go ahead with a Montana federal court hearing scheduled for...

2005-07-01 17:25:32

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say. NOAA Fisheries Service confirmed the 28th sighting on Friday, a pair videotaped off the coast of South Carolina as they headed north. "With so few of these right whales left - approximately 300 - we are very excited about sighting another mother-calf pair," said Bill Hogarth, NOAA Fisheries Service director. "Although this latest calf...

Latest Calf Reference Libraries

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

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...

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