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2014-02-06 23:02:56

Efficient feed-based mastitis treatment boosts livestock health with unique microencapsulated technology. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Mastitis can be detrimental to essential milk production and quality in lactating livestock. In low socioeconomic regions of the world, poor milk quality or low production can negatively influence animal health and the livelihood of the farmers who raise them. Traditional treatments for mastitis has involved injections, ingestion of liquid...

2014-02-06 16:28:49

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the significant public health risks associated with the consumption of raw milk, the two organizations representing the nation's dairy farmers and dairy companies jointly urged state lawmakers in South Dakota to reject efforts easing regulations surrounding raw milk sales directly to consumers. In a letter sent Wednesday to South Dakota state senators, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers...

2014-02-04 11:26:55

Study shows fetal sex can influence milk production A new study, co-authored by a Harvard scientist, offers the first-ever evidence that fetal sex can affect the amount of milk cows produce, a finding that could have major economic implications for U.S. dairy farmers. The study, which examined 2.4 million lactations by nearly 1.5 million dairy cows in the U.S., found that cows which gestated back-to-back daughters produce as much as 1,000 pounds more milk than those that give birth to...

Archaeologists Pinpoint Date When Domesticated Camels Arrived In Israel
2014-02-04 04:51:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Tel Aviv University researchers, camels were not domesticated in Israel until between 2000 and 1500 BCE. The latest study challenges biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob, which tell how camels were used as pack animals. The researchers say that this discovery proves this text was written well after the events described. The team from the university’s Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures used...

2014-01-29 23:00:15

Oprah Magazine & The Doctors featured GoatMilkStuff.com soaps & lotions. Scottsburg, Indiana (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 A spa-like experience awaits your special someone who would appreciate the thoughtfulness of a beautiful Valentine’s Day Gift Pack of natural soaps from Goat Milk Stuff, announced PJ Jonas, founder of the family company that makes and markets goat milk soaps, lotions, lip balms, bath products and more. “Presents create memories and what a wonderful memory it...

2014-01-17 23:21:32

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 4,018 new articles on animal husbandry. As a comprehensive publisher of agricultural articles, EurekaMag.com extensively covers this science of breeding and caring for farm animals. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 6,939 references and abstracts on animal husbandry. The site's Research Category extensively covers this science of breeding and caring for farm animals....

2014-01-16 16:23:58

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7r5clm/equine_healthcare) has announced the addition of the "Equine Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7r5clm/equine_healthcare ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2014-01-16 12:28:29

Exclusive Genetics to Host Major Event to Educate and Excite Bucking Bull Enthusiasts All Across America ORCHARD, Texas, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bucking bull enthusiasts, get ready for the most exciting, groundbreaking event for 2014, as America gears up for ... National Bucking Bull Day! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140116/NY47845LOGO ) Dating back to the mid 1800's, the sport of bucking bulls has been an America tradition deep-rooted within the western...

2014-01-14 12:25:39

Culinary Competition Promotes Family Farms NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochon US Tour and Goose Island Beer Co. humbly present Cochon 555 Miami on Feb. 9, 2014. Going on its sixth year, Cochon 555 is the nation's premier culinary tour touting the flavor and benefits of eating heritage breed pigs. The kickoff event features an all-star lineup of five chefs, five pigs and five wineries to celebrate breed diversity and family farming. This year's competing chefs include Jose Mendin...

2014-01-14 00:20:43

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc. -- The omnibus bill pending before Congress this week contains language that will end the possibility of proposed horse slaughter plants opening in New Mexico and Missouri. The last three plants were closed in 2007 under state laws, and Congress had defunded required inspections which made it impossible for them to open in other states until 2011. (Photo:...


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

ISA_Browns,_Pengo
2014-07-15 07:03:44

The ISA brown is a breed of domestic hybrid chicken that is thought to have been developed by crossing Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens, although the modern type contains genes from many other breeds. It is not a true breed, but a hybrid that was developed by breeding unrelated dams and sires until the desired result was produced. The name “ISA” is an acronym that stands for Institut de Sélection Animale, which is the institute where the breed was initially developed in...

Vorwerk chicken
2014-07-15 06:47:36

The Vorwerk chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Germany during the twentieth century. Oskar Vorwerk used many breeds to develop this chicken including the buff Orpington, Andalusian, and the Lakenvelder. Although it was given a standard in 1913, the breed never became popular, so it is rare outside of Europe. A bantam type of this breed was developed by Wilmar Vorwerk in 1966 in the United States of America using the Lakenvelder, buff Columbian rosecomb, the blue and...

Hamburg chicken
2014-07-15 06:37:47

The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year. Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including...

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...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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