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2010-02-27 08:35:00

The natural-occurring biopolymer known as chitosan is being put forward as an effective alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics in the diet of ruminants, according to research carried out by scientists at the Basque technological center, Neiker-Tecnalia. The presence of these antibiotics as additives in the diet of ruminants has been prohibited in the European Union since 2006, given that their use is linked to developing microbial resistance to antibiotics. The main problem arising from...

2010-02-12 14:31:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) final access to pasture rule for organic agriculture. "It clearly defines access to pasture for organic ruminant livestock and sets a mechanism into place for strict regulation and enforcement. This will help enable producers and certifying agents to consistently implement National Organic Program regulations. As a result, consumers...

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2010-02-04 08:35:00

Findings could have important implications for human health, ag A joke among two Texas AgriLife Research scientists later turned into a fully-funded study that found Viagra can aid fetal development in female sheep. Female sheep (ewes) are an agriculturally important species, which can serve as an excellent animal model for studying the physiology of human pregnancy, the researchers said. Viagra (sildenafil citrate), which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction, enhanced blood flow in...

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2010-01-16 15:05:00

A technology that allows pig stem cells to be converted into strips of meat might one day offer a solution to world hunger and a green alternative to raising livestock, scientists say. Researchers in the Netherlands have been growing pork in laboratory environments since 2006, and while they acknowledge they have not perfected the texture or even tasted the meat, they say the technique has broad implications for the world's food supply. "If we took the stem cells from one pig and multiplied...

2010-01-08 16:18:54

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep, a problem that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in losses every year to the global sheep and wool industry. This technology is now available, and will allow a faster, easier and less expensive way to test for the presence and quantity of Haemonchus contortus, or "barber pole" worms, a species that is very...

2009-12-16 12:46:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to many ongoing requests asking whether Animal Welfare Approved products are available in Whole Foods Market stores, the answer is YES! This holiday season, in addition to purchasing your AWA meat directly from the farm, CSA, farmers' market, co-op, buying club, and other retailers, you can also shop at more than 130 Whole Foods Market locations and find Animal Welfare Approved grassfed beef and pastured pork products. While...

2009-12-11 14:47:16

Researchers propose carbon payments in rangelands, improved feeds to encourage poor farmers to produce more food with fewer emissions In the face of reports about the ills livestock generate for the climate, environment and health, a new study published in the December issue of the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability emphasizes that livestock production in developing and developed countries are very different animals. While rising consumption of meat, milk and eggs is one...

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2009-11-30 06:25:00

Australian scientists have said they are hoping to breed sheep that burp less as part of efforts to tackle climate change. The scientists have been trying to identify a genetic link that causes some sheep to belch less than others. Study leader John Groopy says twelve percent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions originate with agriculture, and some 70 percent of that amount is blamed on ruminant livestock, with most of it coming from burps. It's a myth that most methane produced by...

2009-11-18 06:41:00

PROVO, Utah and ANTWERP, Belgium, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- eFileCabinet, a global provider of electronic document management systems, today announced a strategic reseller partnership with Aries Filing Systems, a leading European filing systems and technology company. The partnership enables the Aries sales force to offer eFileCabinet software and services to its extensive customer base in Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. In addition to translating eFileCabinet software into...

2009-11-05 07:00:00

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aries Maritime Transport Limited (Nasdaq: RAMS) today announced a two-year time charter for the 1993-built, 172,972 dwt Capesize tanker MV Australia at a gross rate of $21,750 per day. Most recently, the MV Australia has been operating in the spot market for the past 60 days, as management developed opportunities. "Since the closing of the transaction, we have been aggressively reviewing the business for the purpose of improving operations...


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Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis Canadensis
2012-05-10 12:18:52

The bighorn sheep (Ovis Canadensis) can be found in North America. There are three currently accepted subspecies of this sheep. The range of the bighorn sheep depends on these subspecies. The Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep dwell in the cool mountainous areas of the United States and Canada, while the Desert bighorn sheep are native to the hotter desert areas of the southwestern United States. Bighorn sheep prefer habitats located in rocky, grassy slopes, and alpine meadows....

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2007-07-16 14:25:09

The Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries, is the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis). It is a woolly ruminant quadruped which most likely descends from the wild mouflon of South Asia. Sheep breeders refer to female sheep as ewes, intact males as rams, and castrated males as wethers. Yearlings are called hoggets and young sheep are called lambs. Domestic Sheep are now found all over the world, but they are declining in numbers in the U.S. because it is becoming economically unviable to raise...

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