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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:...

2014-01-10 16:22:46

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was introduced yesterday by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). The bill outlines key objectives and requirements aimed at helping Congress and the Executive Branch to work together to advance trade agreements that will create jobs for American...

2014-01-08 23:23:22

MarketResearchReports.Biz presents this most up-to-date research on "Analysis and Forecast Report on Pasteurised Milk Market in China." Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Analysis and Forecast Report on Pasteurised Milk Market in China Research Background and Research Ideas Currently, more than 90% of the countries in the world mainly consume pasteurized milk in liquid milk consumption. Pasteurized milk covers 70% of global liquid milk market share, and the proportion is 95% in...

2014-01-08 16:21:46

National nonprofit Food Animal Concerns Trust opens application period for grants to help farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family farmers looking to improve their farm animal welfare now have a chance to apply for funding! Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) announced today a call for applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project! Now in its third year, the Fund-a-Farmer Project is a competitive microgrants initiative designed to empower...

2014-01-07 12:29:23

LONDON, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the hustle and bustle of Day 2 of London Collections: Men draws to a close, underground in SW1A the Cabinet War Rooms come alive at 1800 in a modern interpretation of wool clothes and styles befitting the 1940's. In a setting representing the activities that occurred below ground during WWII, a number of tableaux's have been created around the venue in the almost untouched rooms of Sir Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine, the...

2014-01-06 23:03:07

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Equine Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/equine-healthcare-market.html Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Equine Healthcare Market (Diagnostic Products, Therapeutic Products and...

2014-01-03 15:49:03

Scientists have discovered a mutation with a built-in dilemma for dairy cattle breeders. The deleted gene sequence has a positive effect on milk yield but causes embryonic death in dairy cattle. Scientists have found a genomic deletion that affects fertility and milk yield in dairy cattle at the same time. The discovery can help explain a dilemma in dairy cattle breeding: the negative correlation between fertility and milk production. For the past many years milk yield in Scandinavian...

2013-12-30 08:28:16

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and PA Dairymen dole out daily doses of dairy PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The milkshakes. A must have. The grilled cheese. A must eat. And the 1000 pound butter sculpture. A must see... all at the Pennsylvania (PA) Farm Show from Jan. 4-11, 2014. The sculpture, sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, will be unveiled on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Each year, the theme of the...

2013-12-26 08:21:16

DUBLIN, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv4xvl/animalveterinary) has announced the addition of the "International Animal/Veterinary Vaccines Market 2013-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qv4xvl/animalveterinary ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Europe accounts for the largest share of the veterinary vaccines market, followed...

2013-12-21 16:20:21

DUBLIN, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8smnhp/animal_feed#summary) has announced the addition of the "Global Animal Feed Additives Market Report 2013" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Feed additives are artificially made nutritional or pharmaceutical substances that are primarily used in the preparation of animal feed. Today, there are several feed additives available in the...


Latest Livestock Reference Libraries

Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies were killed by mines, hunted and caught to sell, thus reducing the population of the breed. Automobile...

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...

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