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2014-02-06 23:23:01

Is a Cow Eating My Lunch? New CAST video examines debatable information regarding sustainability of animal agriculture. Ames, Iowa (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Consumers have increasing questions about animal agriculture and whether or not it’s good or bad. Many are concerned that animal agriculture takes away human food supplies and wastes resources. The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) wants to help answer those questions and help consumers learn about the role...

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...


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

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...

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