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DNA Traces Cattle Back To Ancient Times
2012-03-28 11:52:54

A new genetic study confirms that modern domesticated cattle are descended from 80 domesticated wild oxen in the Near East over 10,500 years ago. Scientists from CNRS, the National Museum of Natural History in France, the University of Mainz in Germany, and University College London (UCL) in the UK performed the study by extracting DNA from the bones of extracted domestic cattle found in Iran. These sites are believed to date back to the invention of farming and the area where cattle first...

2012-03-25 02:20:22

Positive step for the Canadian beef industry in Japan CALGARY, March 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada Beef Inc. welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement of the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, opening free trade negotiations with Japan.  This is an extremely important step in allowing full market access for Canadian beef in Japan.    Canada's beef and veal industry is grateful for the hard work of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Agriculture...

2012-03-06 21:20:00

SHANGHAI, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US renowned growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan issued a research report in February, 2012, believing that China's beef market has a fairly bright future. Although currently China's beef market is still in the primary development stage, it is likely to get more growth opportunities with the support from government policies, which is expected to guarantee an adequate supply of cattle sources from the upstream area to meet growing downstream...

2012-03-06 22:49:08

Canada's response to the "milk wars" in the United States in the 1970s was to establish a supply management system that both protects and restricts the income of its dairy farmers. A University of Illinois study examined how the government regulation affects farmers' perceptions and found a climate of trust despite the inefficiency in milk production it maintains. "There was some concern from dairy farmers that the government wouldn't continue to protect them, but once the World Trade...

2012-02-29 14:53:00

Proposed Supply Management Program Will Hurt Small Dairy Farms the Most WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest 1,750 dairy farms now supply more than 50 percent of the U.S. milk supply, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One third of the farms, about 19,400 that have fewer than 30 cows, produce only 1 percent of the milk supply. The report, "Farms, Land in Farms and Livestock Operations 2011," shows that while dairy farms with fewer...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

The Milking Machine Manufacturing industry has exhibited strong growth during the five years to 2012, as dairy farmers worldwide have sought to increase efficiencies through automation. The growing price of feed has raised farmers' operating costs and somewhat limited their ability to invest in these systems. Nonetheless, government subsidies have helped mitigate any losses incurred due to low prices received for raw milk, thereby helping farmers invest in milking machines. At the same time,...

2012-02-23 14:10:00

In the past, traditional urea-molasses lick blocks for cattle were a convenient, lower cost choice for supplementing protein, energy and minerals in cattle. But rising molasses block prices and a comparative 2011 University of Georgia research study, now give ranchers good reasons to switch to SweetPro blocks made from condensed distillers solubles. Walhalla, ND (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 In the past, traditional urea-molasses lick blocks for cattle were a convenient, lower cost choice for...

2012-02-16 15:02:54

In a worst-case scenario simulation of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Mexico, researchers found that establishing a good surveillance system and raising a more resilient breed of cattle could lessen the blow to the Mexican cattle industry should an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) or other infectious disease occur. "For diseases that spread very quickly, such as foot-and-mouth, the best way to minimize economic losses is to have a very good surveillance system," said...

2012-01-06 08:00:00

Sweet Retreat Guesthouse and Sugarworks is pleased to announce the completion of their authentic reproduction Conestoga Covered Wagon built by Vermont craftsmen. Vermont farm stay guests can see the wagon and the teams of Brown Swiss show oxen who pull it, as well as Vermont maple syrup being made when staying in the private guesthouse on the 400-acre property. Northfield, Vermont (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Ray and Hannah Morvan, owners of Sweet Retreat Guesthouse and Sugarworks and Heritage...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

The Sciences Website EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science. The latest articles cover Geonet which is a project to build and operate a modern geological hazard monitoring system, Heifer which is a young female cow under three years of age and before she has had a calf of her own. The article on Offals covers meat which includes most internal organs other than muscle and bone. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new website dedicated to...


Latest Cattle Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

Muskox, Ovibos moschatus
2012-10-01 10:05:00

The muskox (Ovibos moschatus), also known as the musk ox, is native to the Arctic areas of Canada, United Sates, and Greenland. Populations have been introduced into Norway, Sweden, and Siberia, but these are small. There was a population in Antarctica, but it was wiped out due to hunting and climate change, which caused its habitat to decline. Despite this, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service introduced a new population onto Nunivak Island in Antarctica, as a means of supported...

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members of this genus are native to Asia, Western Europe, Africa, and some areas in North America. Because it...

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