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2010-11-15 07:50:00

MONHEIM, Germany, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Animal Health today outlined their vision for the future of cattle production at the 26th World Buiatrics Congress in Santiago, Chile. At the scientific symposium, Bayer confirmed their commitment to transforming livestock production through bringing together world cattle industry thought leaders alongside their expert scientists. Presentations demonstrated how new approaches to livestock production will help veterinarians and producers...

2010-11-04 09:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As you turn your clocks back to mark the end of Daylight Savings, take a few of those extra minutes to add a healthy, protein-packed breakfast to your morning routine. Research suggests that including protein like lean beef at breakfast promotes satiety, which can curb hunger when trying to maintain or lose weight(1). What's more, a new study finds that balancing protein intake across three meals by increasing protein intake at breakfast and...

2010-11-03 16:58:36

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed two strategies to ward off cattle fever ticks that are crossing the border from Mexico into the United States. These ticks transmit bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, a deadly disease of cattle that's caused by singled-celled organisms. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Kerrville, Texas, are developing and testing new interventions to eliminate cattle fever ticks within U.S. borders...

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2010-10-19 09:35:00

As consumer demand for naturally raised beef continues to increase, researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that naturally raised beef can be produced effectively for this niche market as long as a substantial premium is offered to cover additional production and transportation costs. Naturally raised beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics, whereas traditional systems take advantage of technologies the industry offers such as ionophores like...

2010-09-27 15:20:00

Harrisburg Hosts Largest Livestock Show in Eastern U.S. HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to visit the 54th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, or KILE, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from Sept. 27 - Oct. 3. KILE is the largest livestock show on the East Coast. "It is an honor to host a major livestock show that, each year, continues to grow--now attracting...

2010-09-17 12:38:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While Texas gubernatorial candidates Rick Perry and Bill White sling mud at each other, a Texas company, Cow Wow, has united the two politicians -- mounting them on the back of a 16-foot trailer for a Texas-style tour. Cow Wow, a liquid compost product, is launching a "Moovement," the "Heads of State," featuring six-foot terra cotta busts of Perry and White, with hair of ivy. The public is invited to text or vote online for the candidate with the...

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2010-09-15 12:50:00

Ranchers in Argentina are selling the semen of their prize bulls instead of sending them to the slaughter house. The ranchers are using their centuries-old cattle-breeding traditions to meet the global demand for semen, embryos and genetics. "We don't have to pay for advertising, people associate the word Argentina with the word beef," Mariano Etcheverry, secretary of CABIA, a chamber that groups around 20 Argentine bovine genetics companies, told Reuters. Breeders say exports to Brazil,...

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2010-09-11 08:10:00

Climate change may be combated by changing the diet of livestock, whose farting and manure, along with the feed crops produced, contribute to 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which conducted the study, said as the growing global demand for meat and milk surges it recommends simple steps to curb livestock-related greenhouse gas emissions. ILRI recommended using more nutritious grasses,...

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2010-09-07 12:14:42

Cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases, could be decreased by an unusual feed supplement developed by a Penn State dairy scientist. In a series of laboratory experiments and a live animal test, an oregano-based supplement not only decreased methane emissions in dairy cows by 40 percent, but also improved milk production, according to Alexander Hristov, an associate professor of dairy nutrition. The natural methane-reduction supplement could lead to a cleaner environment and more...

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2010-09-03 14:17:26

Stephenville study compares conventional AI with embryo transfer By: Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife News Think you're uncomfortable in the extreme Texas summer heat? Try being an ovulating 1,200-pound mother cow. Studies have shown that heat-stressed dairy cows suffer from damage to their ovarian follicles. Moreover, the eggs produced by the damaged follicles may also be damaged, said Dr. Todd Bilby, Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Worse, after becoming heat-stressed, other...


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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