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2011-04-08 12:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $905,000 in loans that support the expansion and growth of farming operations in four counties through five different projects that will leverage more than $1.5 million in private investments. The investments support farming operations in Berks, Perry, Lancaster and Snyder counties, Department of Community and Economic Development acting Secretary C. Alan Walker said....

2011-03-29 13:43:44

Cattle ranchers in southwestern Alberta have suspected it for a long time and now, GPS tracking equipment confirms it: wolf packs in the area are making cow meat a substantial part of their diets. University of Alberta researchers tracked wolves to bone yards, where ranchers dispose of dead cattle, and to sites of fresh cow kills. The study was done over two grazing seasons in 2008 and 2009. The vast study area in southwestern Alberta includes private ranchland and wooded public lands...

2011-03-09 00:00:28

With increasing public interest in farm animal handling practices, a new Website "“ Dehorning.com "“ has been launched to share science-based information and facilitate discussion about cattle dehorning. The Website is sponsored by H.W. Naylor Company, Inc. Morris, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 With increasing public interest in farm animal handling practices, a new Website "“ Dehorning.com "“ has been launched to share science-based information and facilitate discussion...

2011-03-02 02:06:10

Researchers develop technique to measure methane gas from cattle Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, non-wetland soils, are all natural sources of atmospheric methane; however, the majority of methane presence ca n be accredited to human-related activities. These activities include: such as fossil fuel production, biomass burning, waste management and animal husbandry. The release of methane into the...

2011-02-17 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18: FLYING COW Profile America -- Friday, February 18th. One of the stranger firsts in aviation history occurred on this date in 1930, as part of the Saint Louis International Air Exposition. A dairy cow, named "Elm Farm Ollie," became the first bovine passenger to fly in an...

2011-02-04 13:35:00

CALVERTON, Md., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaMorphix, Inc., an animal biotechnology company, announced its intention to sell all, or substantially all, of its assets as part of its reorganization under a sale in Chapter 11 pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Company also announced that American MedTech Advisors has been retained to assist in the sale of the Company. The Company will be accepting bids for any or all of its assets until 4:00 p.m., March 3, 2011....

2011-02-02 10:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easy to think that in the land of the plenty, everyone has consistent access to high-quality, nourishing foods, like beef. However, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2009, more than 50 million Americans were food insecure and did not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. Today, in conjunction with the largest gathering of the nation's cattlemen and women for their annual meeting in...

2010-12-10 10:00:00

BUFFALO, Minn., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gar-Lin Dairy Farms was named Minnesota's 2010 Producers of the Year by Minnesota Milk Producers Association during the Midwest Dairy Expo on November 30 in St. Cloud, Minn. Each year Minnesota Milk recognizes one outstanding dairy operation as the Producers of the Year for having a proven commitment to the dairy industry, managing their farm for future generations, and for being active in their local community. Gar-Lin Dairy Farms is a...

2010-12-06 06:00:00

-Bayer Animal Health enters exclusive supply agreement for Bioniche reproductive products- BELLEVILLE, ON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its Australian distributor, Bayer Animal Health, a division of Bayer Australia Limited, has entered into an exclusive supply agreement with Angus Australia. Under the agreement, Bayer will supply Bioniche cattle reproductive...

2010-11-20 00:00:00

Films Released in Honor of National Farm-City Week, Nov. 19-25 Denver, CO (Vocus) November 19, 2010 The average American is more than three generations removed from farming and ranching, but they're also more interested than ever in learning where their food comes from. In honor of National Farm-City Week "“ Nov. 19-25, 2010 "“ America's cattle farmers and ranchers are releasing Close-Up on Raising Beef, a film series that provides a unique "behind-the-scenes" view of how beef...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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