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2011-08-23 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As eight-year-old Harlem resident Alexa Cabrera waited with her family to get free milk from Milk from the Heart, a program that provides fresh 1% milk to thousands of low-income families in undernourished communities in New York City, she entered a contest to name the cow mascot the charity uses to help educate children about the importance of milk for a healthy diet, and that adorns the mobile milk truck that distributes free milk to...

2011-08-20 10:00:00

Texas cattle ranchers Rick Reeves and Bobby Campbell are using SweetPro supplemental lick blocks made from distillers' grains to maintain herd health during one of the worst summer droughts in history. While other ranchers have been forced to sell off cattle due to poor forage conditions, cattle operations using the supplements are holding on. Hallsville, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 The headlines all across cattle states have been telling the story of Summer 2011: "Texas farmers and ranchers...

2011-08-01 17:11:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Collin Peterson, ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee, has introduced a dairy policy "discussion draft" aimed at improving the long-term prospects for dairy farmers. The Minnesota Milk Producers Association and the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association would like to thank Congressman Peterson and the National Milk Producers Federation for starting the dairy policy debate. Unfortunately, the policies included in...

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2011-07-29 08:30:00

Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd. The new system, being trialed by scientists at Newcastle University, tracks the feeding behavior of each individual animal, alerting farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology - similar to that used in the Transport for London Oyster card - each calf is 'clocked' in and out every time they...

2011-07-28 16:52:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus International, Inc. hosted its second annual Novus University Day, focused on Fostering Welfare in Livestock Production, on July 26, 2011 in St. Louis. The day-long event, attended by Novus employees from around the world, industry experts and Novus affiliates, friends and families, provided a neutral forum for six nationally recognized experts to discuss the innovative solutions being developed by academia and industry to address the issues...

2011-07-21 12:38:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a serious heat wave affecting much of the state and country, Agriculture Secretary George Greig today cautioned livestock and pet owners to take measures to protect animals from high temperatures that can cause them to suffer from heat-related stress. "Owners must monitor their animals during these extreme temperatures, because livestock and pets can quickly become distressed," said Greig. "If your animals exhibit unusual...

2011-07-20 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beef prices around the world will steady in the midterm, though a further significant price increase could trigger substitution with other meats, according to Rabobank's Q2 2011 Beef Quarterly Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) report. Additional highlights of the report, released today, include: Tight cattle supplies carrying higher prices globally Beef trade shaken by tsunami and earthquake in Japan US to become net beef...

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2011-07-14 08:40:40

Localized badger culling in response to bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks increases the risk of infection in nearby herds, according to a new analysis. The study, by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London, was published July 13 in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. The findings come as the Government prepares to decide whether to license farmers to organize the widespread culling of badgers over areas of...

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2011-07-05 05:25:00

Australian plans to kill feral camels that inhabit the wilderness on the grounds that their flatulence adds to global warming has come under attack by the word's association of camel scientists, reports the AFP news agency. Northwest Carbon, a land and animal management consultancy proposed the killing of wild dromedaries in exchange for carbon credits. Australia, which has one of the highest per-capita carbon dioxide levels in the world, is heavily reliant on coal-fired power and mining...

2011-06-30 19:23:17

The discovery that a bacterial species in the Australian Tammar wallaby gut is responsible for keeping the animal's methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy may exist to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study. Globally, livestock are the largest source of methane from human-related activities, and are the third-largest source of this greenhouse gas in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wallabies...


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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