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Beef Cows Produce More Methane During Calving Stage
2013-01-31 06:09:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is a well-known fact that cattle produce carbon dioxide and methane throughout their lives. A new study, however, pinpoints the cow-calf stage as a major contributor of greenhouse gases during beef production. The research team estimated greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle during different stages of life in the new study, recently published in the Journal of Animal Science. Their findings reveal that, depending on which...

2013-01-28 14:46:39

Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University. Their milk contained more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, the study found. Diets high in saturated fat can increase cholesterol and cause heart disease, while those rich in omega-3 and other polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart disease, studies have shown. Traditional cattle feed mixtures of corn, grains, alfalfa hay and grass silage result...

2013-01-28 12:28:00

Industry ready to take advantage of increased opportunities TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Beef Inc. celebrated the announcement today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz that effective February 1, 2013, Japan will further amend its beef import requirements enabling Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age to be eligible for shipment to Japan.  This decision will greatly increase the amount of product eligible for export and could potentially double...

2013-01-22 12:28:56

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure, (OTCBB: SURP), a global leader in liquid photopurification, today announced that GEA Farm Technologies of Naperville, IL has renewed its global license for SurePure's ultraviolet (UV) calf milk purifier technology through 2018. GEA Farm Technologies markets SurePure's technology for feeding dairy calves under the brand name UV Pure via its subsidiaries in over 60 countries. It is part of the GEA Group; one of the world's largest system...

2013-01-11 12:22:40

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Beef Inc. is very pleased that the Chinese government has finally agreed to provide certification to an additional four Canadian processing plants for export to that country.  This announcement has come after continued efforts by the Canadian Government and Ministerial officials to expand commercial access to that market.  Chinese market access is one of a number of key trade agreements achieved through the leadership of the federal...

2012-12-31 16:21:29

Dairy Manufacturers and Consumer Groups Oppose New Program WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) stated today that the legislation proposed by Congressional Agriculture Committee leaders would still cause a problem in the marketplace because it includes a controversial new program designed to limit the milk supply. That proposal, championed by Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) yet resisted by consumer groups, food...

2012-12-27 20:20:22

Farm Bill Dairy Policies Remain Controversial WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today urging him to avoid or delay the impact of a 1949 law that could drastically raise milk prices. The letter outlined legal options available to the government to avoid this "dairy cliff," which could impact the pocketbooks of millions of consumers and taxpayers. In the letter, IDFA...

Mealworms, The Next Big Foodie Fad?
2012-12-20 16:16:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tired of the same 'ol same 'ol when it comes to dining, and ready for an entirely new culinary experience? Or maybe you just want to be more supportive of Mother Earth, and hope to help curb greenhouse gas emissions with your food selection. Either way, mealworms may be the route for you. Scientists reported in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday that insect protein may be a more sustainable alternative to milk, chicken, pork and beef....

2012-12-13 12:26:58

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new fourth quarter 2012 research report on the global beef industry. In the report, Rabobank predicts that global beef prices will reach record levels in 2013. Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group says that the final quarter of 2012 has seen the beef market characterized by slightly larger global supply, driven mainly by the natural recovery of herds in Brazil, Argentina and Australia. This,...

2012-12-04 08:30:15

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans care about where their food comes from. And they have questions. On November 15, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the finalists of its Faces of Farming and Ranching program, a nationwide search for agriculture spokespeople, at the Food Dialogues in New York City. The Faces of Farming and Ranching winners will become the faces of agriculture and will be tapped to share stories and experience on a national...


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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