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2014-09-18 08:31:32

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Study Report on Rumiant Feed Supply and Demand in China" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 In recent years, along with the rapid development of domestic ruminant breeding, especially dairy cattle breeding, alfalfa hay has become rigid demand of herbivorous livestock. In view of low domestic alfalfa yield and quality, alfalfa supply gap is large, and...

2014-09-17 08:32:12

Hidden-Camera Investigation Reveals Dairy Workers Punching, Kicking, Stabbing, Shocking, and Dragging Sick or Injured Cows in Clear Violation of New Mexico Law ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals, secretly recorded at Winchester Dairy outside of Roswell, New Mexico, shows workers viciously kicking and punching cows, stabbing them with screwdrivers, and violently whipping animals in their faces and bodies with chains and...

2014-09-16 12:28:31

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Meat (Fresh and Processed) in Thousand Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Pork, Lamb & Goat, Beef & Veal, and Poultry. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided...

2014-09-15 20:20:55

RnRMarketResearch.com offers "Aquafeed Market by End Consumption (Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Others), by Additives (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Others), by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" global research report in its store. DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aquafeed market has grown exponentially in the last decade and this trend is expected to continue. Factors such as...

2014-09-12 12:26:32

Annual Show Runs Sept. 13-18 in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 All-American Dairy Show will feature top dairy cattle shown by the best exhibitors in the nation from Sept. 13-18 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. "The All-American enters its next 50 years with a strong lineup of shows, events and activities for dairy producers and casual visitors alike," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "I...

2014-09-12 08:24:51

DUBLIN, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Feed Yeast Market by Type, by Livestock & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Feed yeast is a feed supplement which is prepared from yeast culture or is the by-product from a brewery. Feed yeast is gaining importance due to several benefits associated with it, such as: growth promotion, improvement...

2014-09-10 12:30:29

DALLAS, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Feed Testing Market by Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Pets, Equine, Cattle, and Aquatic animals), by Type (Mycotoxin, Pathogen, Nutritional Labeling, Crop Chemicals, Fats & Oils, and Others), & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the Feed Testing Market with analyses and projection of the market size in terms of value and volume. It also identifies the driving and restraining...

dietary guidelines and greenhouse gases
2014-09-08 04:46:50

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If Americans followed dietary guidelines passed by the USDA in 2010 while maintaining their current caloric intake, it would increase food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent, researchers claim in a new study appearing in the September 5 edition of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. On the other hand, if they reduced the amount of calories they consumed each day to the recommended level of approximately 2,000 calories while...

2014-09-06 23:01:05

Global Animal Vaccines Market 2014-2018 and Global Animal Health Market 2014-2018 are new research reports added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 One of the major emerging trends in this market is an increase in acquisitions. Vendors have been focusing on acquisitions to increase their foothold in the market through increased investments. According to the “Global Animal Vaccines Market 2014-2018” report, one of the main drivers of this market is...

2014-09-04 08:32:29

September is Hunger Action Month - an Ideal Time for Communities to Unite in the Fight Against Hunger and Continue to Make a Difference via The Great American Milk Drive WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever nationwide program to deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it. Since April, Feeding America has...


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

Gentile di Puglia
2014-09-30 10:16:58

The Gentile di Puglia, also known as the Italian Merino, is a breed of domesticated sheep that originated in the Tavoliere di Foggia plain of southern Italy. It was developed by crossbreeding Merino rams, first imported during the fourteenth century, with local ewes. During the nineteenth century further crossbreeding was conducted using imported Rambouillet sheep and Merinolandschaf sheep in the hopes of producing a breed with better quality wool. During the late twentieth century, when...

Estonian Ruhnu Sheep
2014-09-30 09:33:28

The Estonian Ruhnu sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the island of Ruhnu in Estonia. It is thought that the breed descended from sheep that were left on the island during the fourteenth century by Swedish speaking settlers, who used it for its meat and wool. The population in 1944 was recorded to be 300, but this number has fallen to only 30 today. The Estonian Ruhnu sheep varies in weight depending upon the sex, with ewes weighing an average of 110 pounds and rams...

East Friesian Sheep
2014-09-26 10:01:06

The East Friesian sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from East Frisia in Germany. Traditionally, this breed was kept in small groups by households to be used for the production of milk and today the breed does not do well in large numbers. It has a pink nose and pale hooves, but its best known physical feature is the tail, which is thin and hairless like a rat’s tail. The head is polled, meaning it does not grow horns, and its wool can be white or dark brown in color. The...

Corriedale Sheep
2014-09-25 08:25:59

The Corriedale sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand and Australia between 1868 and 1910 by crossbreeding the Merino sheep and Lincoln sheep. The original developer of the breed, James Little, wanted to create a sheep that could survive in areas with low rainfall and still produce long staple wool. It was named after the area on South Island in which Little developed the breed. It was introduced into the United States in 1914 and is the oldest of all crossbred...

Coopworth Sheep
2014-09-24 07:34:54

The Coopworth sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand during the twentieth century. A group of researchers working at Lincoln University began studying the Border Leicester crossbreed, and later the Romney -Border Leicester crossbreed, in hopes of developing ewes that would have a higher reproduction rate. Early results showed some promise, with an increase in lambing of up to thirty percent, which caused the researchers to question whether Border Leicester...

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