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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...

2011-06-21 18:43:00

PHOENIX, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the worst wildfire season in Arizona history, ranching families are struggling to save their homes and livelihoods. The Arizona Cattle Growers Association has established the Great Arizona Bale-Out Fund to raise money to help. Seed money of $5,000 was given to start the fund by Rosemont Ranch, a 30,000-acre working cattle ranch in southern Arizona and a subsidiary of Rosemont Copper. The Bale-Out fund will provide much-needed emergency...

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2011-06-14 11:05:00

As a gradually warmer climate emerges, researchers are observing flowers blooming sooner and birds breeding earlier in the year, but is it may also be affecting the breeding habits of larger mammals. A new study of the United Kingdom's Chillingham cattle, published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, reveals climate change is upsetting the breeding habits of those cattle, specifically resulting in fewer calves surviving, The Telegraph is reporting. Examining 60...

2011-06-10 13:30:25

A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realize efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle, according to Dr. Jim MacDonald. MacDonald, an AgriLife Research beef cattle nutritionist, finished his second trial of cattle early this year studying starter diets in feedlots during the transition phase from pasture to feed yard. Typically, a steer or heifer will come off of a forage...

2011-06-10 00:00:29

Sustainable Beef Book Named James Beard Award Finalist and Food Matters IACP Award Winner Dillon, Montana (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 On June 2, 2011, Deborah Krasner's sustainable beef book Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Beef won the esteemed Food Matters International Association of Culinary Professionals award. Selected from the competitive IACP 2011 Awards Finalists, Good Meat offers readers total guidance on how to find, order and prepare sustainably raised...

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2011-06-06 13:16:20

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for methane production in the feces of cows Scientists could have a revolutionary new way of measuring how much of the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced by cows and other ruminants, thanks to a surprising discovery in their poo. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre in Ireland, have found a link between methane production and levels of a compound called archaeol in the feces of several...

2011-06-02 10:00:00

GREENFIELD, Ind., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As global food insecurity reaches all-time highs, Elanco seeks to be an example of how one company can impact this growing crisis. Today, the company announced its commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International. Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, a leading global pharmaceutical corporation, is also dedicated to helping create a hunger-free community for children around its...

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2011-05-30 10:30:00

A recently released study from Australia's state-backed research body CSIRO may have climate researchers reconfiguring their conclusions on how harmful belching cows and gaseous sheep actually are to the atmosphere, Reuters is reporting. Ruminant livestock release large quantities of methane, which can trap 20 times more heat than CO2 alone. One cow can release about 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. At least half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions emanate from agriculture...


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Carinthian Blondvieh Cattle
2014-07-14 12:04:00

The Carinthian Blondvieh is a breed of cattle native to Carinthia, Austria. It is believed to be descendents of the Slovenian cattle which were bred with Gelbvieh cattle to form the Carinthian Blondvieh. Last population count was in 2005 with 524 cows and 40 bulls. A steady increase from the previous count of 421 cows and 42 bulls in 2002. The Carinthian Blondvieh is usually white or pale yellow in color. The horns, mouth and hooves are also pale. The cow can weigh 1,100 to 1,300 pounds...

Caracu Cattle
2014-07-14 11:57:22

The Caracu is a breed of cattle that originated in Brazil. It was developed as a dual purpose cattle utilizing both its meat for beef products and milk for dairy products. Its origin can be traced back to the Minhota, sometime in the mid-1500s. Many hardships from disease to harsh condition made it difficult to raise cattle. The first herd book was established in 1916. In 1980, new breeding techniques and genetic improvements has accelerated the evolution and performance of the Caracu. It...

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

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