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2013-06-24 08:29:33

AFIKIM, Israel, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The milk recording and herd management organization, CanWest DHI, has pointed out the best two managed farms in the region of Ontario Canada. Both winners utilize Afimilk management systems [http://www.afimilk.com ]. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/622660-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/622660-b ) Albadon Farms Ltd was rated first and Summitholm Holsteins second...

2013-06-21 23:18:52

Shopping for dog chews provided by nature, just got easier! Log-in and click. Shelby Township, MI (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Famous for their odor-free bully sticks from Argentina Angus grass-fed, pasture finished cattle, the folks at Free Range Eco Naturals make them more easily accessible. The new website allows retail stores to place their orders online 24/7. For consumers who can't find the eco friendly Achilles Tendons, Bully Roll Knotted Bones or Buckarooz Antlers at their...

Global Warming Smaller Bison
2013-06-21 08:39:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As climate changes and global temperatures increase, the average size of the iconic American bison will decrease, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. "Bison are one of our most important conservation animals and hold a unique role in grasslands in North America," said study author Joseph Craine, a biology professor at Kansas State University. "In addition to their cultural and ecological significance, they're economically...

2013-06-20 16:28:05

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "IDFA commends the House of Representatives for voting, 291-135, to reform our dairy policies by establishing a new and expanded revenue insurance program for dairy farmers without imposing a controversial program that will have our government get into the business of limiting milk supplies, hurting consumers and costing American jobs. The momentum is now strongly against supply management for our dairy industry. "The Goodlatte-Scott...

2013-06-17 16:28:12

Supply Management Will Hurt Small Farms the Most WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study from Cornell University shows that the proposed Farm Bill dairy program will cost more than a bipartisan amendment that will be offered this week by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and David Scott (D-GA). The study, "2013 Farm Bill Dairy Title Proposal Redistributes Program Benefits toward States with Larger Farms," also finds that the currently proposed Dairy...

2013-06-15 23:01:39

Global Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the global animal feed additives market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for the animal feed additives. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the global market with analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, winning imperatives, and challenges. (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 The report “Feed Additives Market by Types, Livestock & Geography — Global Trends &...

2013-06-15 23:01:27

PS 244 in Queens, New York, recently made headlines around the world when it became the first public school in the country to serve exclusively vegetarian meals for both breakfast and lunch. Now on June 19th, while children around the U.S. eat chicken nuggets in their school cafeterias, fifty third graders from PS 244 will hold chickens in their laps at the Saugerties-based Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), one of the nation´s leading havens for farm animals rescued from abuse and...

2013-06-10 23:19:25

Reserveage Organics' Chocolate Whey Protein Powder Wins International Superior Taste Award Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Consumers who supplement with protein help ensure they are meeting their daily requirements. A great tasting protein powder helps ensure they drink it. Reserveage Organics Grass-Fed Whey Protein Chocolate Flavor has earned the right to be called great tasting. This 100 percent grass-fed whey from naturally raised, pasture-fed cows has earned a 2013 “Superior...

2013-06-10 23:02:05

Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Oakland Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of two new dromedary (Arabian) camels that relocated from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. One male named Bahir (meaning dazzling), and one female, Zahara (meaning shining, exquisite flower), are young camels and weigh about 630 pounds each, but will grow to reach 1100-1500 pounds as they mature. Oakland Zoo´s new...

2013-06-10 12:29:30

PA Preferred(TM) Milk at 200 Retail Locations in Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic States HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major Pennsylvania grocery chain is now offering its customers milk produced entirely in Pennsylvania, keeping dollars in local communities and supporting local jobs. GIANT Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Cumberland County, is the first national retailer to qualify its store brand milk as PA Preferred(TM), meaning 100 percent of the milk is...


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

Highland Pony
2014-04-14 08:25:02

The Highland Pony is one of the largest breeds of pony of the mountain and moorland pony breeds. It is native to Scotland and the British Isles. Originally used as a work horse dating back to the 1880s, but now the pony is mainly used for driving, trekking and riding, but some are still used for working. Some breeders specifically develop Highland Ponies for packing deer from the mountains and limited timber extraction. Two types of Highland’s were originally bred, a small pony of the...

Hackney Pony in harness
2014-04-14 08:02:39

The Hackney Pony was developed by Christopher Wilson by using a Hackney Stallion and Fell Pony mares. By the 1880s, the Hackney Pony was established with the characteristics Wilson wanted to create. This breed was developed in a controlled private environment. They were first know as Wilson Ponies and kept outside year-round to develop toughness and endurance. This breed was used in the United States and Britain for pulling carriages in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but with the...

Gotland Pony
2014-04-14 07:45:27

The Gotland Pony breed is an ancient Swedish pony said to be descended from Tarpens but DNA indicates otherwise. The Gotland originated on the island of Gotland off the South-Eastern coast of Sweden following the last ice age. It is the only native breed to Sweden. Another name for this breed is the Gotland Russ which means a riding horse or charger. The Gotland originally were a  breed that roamed wild on the island, but today there is a semi-feral herd living on a 650-acre area in...

German Riding Pony
2014-04-13 14:41:25

The German Riding Pony or Deutsche Reitpony was bred by crossbreeding Welsh ponies, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Thoroughbreds. The breeding began in Germany in 1965 for use in child riding competitions. Initial attempts to produce a pony breed with Fjords and Haflingers proved unsuccessful. When Welsh breeds were added, the German Riding Pony became a distinct breed by 1975. In the 1990s an attempt to improve the pony with Trakehner, Hanoverian and Holsteiner blood was unsuccessful by...

Fell Pony
2014-04-13 13:55:15

The Fell Pony is a breed of pony from England, originating in Cumberland, Northumberland and Westmorland. It was developed by breeding on the Fell Farms in Northwest England. Breeds used in the development of the Fell Pony are believed to be the now extinct Galloway Pony and decedents of the Dales Pony. Originally the pony was used as a pack horse to carry lead, slate, copper and iron ore from mines, also transporting farm goods like wool. Vikings also used them as pack horses, riding and...

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