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Endangered Species May Avoid Being Killed If Farms Used Guard Dogs
2013-11-27 07:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Kent reveals that guard dogs can significantly reduce conflicts between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs and leopards. Their use would help to reduce unwarranted killing of endangered species in South Africa, according to the research team from the university's School of Anthropology and Conservation. The study, published in Wildlife Society Bulletin, examined the effect of guard...

2013-11-26 23:25:51

Holiday Gift Packs from $11 to $24 contain natural goat milk soaps, lotions & more. Scottsburg, IN (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Goat Milk Stuff announced its Holiday Gift Program, with a wonderful array of its all-natural, chemical-free soaps, lotions and more in elegant and affordable Gift Packs online at http://www.GoatMilkStuff.com. PJ Jonas, the mom of 8 who founded Goat Milk Stuff, said, “The Holidays are a time for people to show each other their appreciation and we hope that our...

2013-11-25 23:25:20

A leader in animal health and nutrition, Manna Pro will expand distribution of Cut-Heal products; offerings include wound care, hoof care and insect control products that serve the equine, canine and livestock markets St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Animal owners have been using Cut-Heal® products for decades to treat wounds and other health-related issues. Now, the Texas-based brand is part of Manna Pro Products, LLC., a leader in animal health and nutrition products. The...

2013-11-20 08:28:11

Undercover Footage Reveals Pigs Being Kicked, Punched, and Spiked Like Footballs at Tyson Pork Supplier - Animal Rights Group Urges Companies to Adopt Strict Animal Welfare Policies LITTLE ROCK, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shocking hidden-camera video of animal abuse secretly recorded at a farm that supplies pork to Tyson Foods that is sold in Walmart stores nationwide will be released this morning by the national animal protection organization Mercy For Animals. The video shows...

2013-11-19 08:22:05

WALNUT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced new laboratory test results on Giant King(TM) Grass as animal feed. The Giant King Grass was harvested at the VIASPACE nursery in California and the tests were conducted by Dairy One in Ithaca, New York, one of the world's premier forage testing laboratories. Young Giant King Grass first harvested on November 11, 2013 at a height of 3 to 4 feet tall had a crude protein (CP) level of 19.5% of...

Butterfly Populations Might Be Saved By Land Management
2013-11-18 17:33:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Butterfly populations across the world are in the decline, and researchers say that land management could be the key to counteracting the pattern. Researchers from Sweden and Germany writing in the journal Nature Conservation reviewed effects of land management on butterfly diversity using historical and current surveys over the past 100 years. The study focused on systematic surveys of butterfly population trends and extinction...

Robo-Cowboy For Herding Cows
2013-11-18 11:03:32

[ Watch the Video: Rover Robot Herds Cattle From Field To Dairy ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To herd their cattle, dairy farmers around the world use everything from specialty dog breeds to all-terrain vehicles. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia has revealed the development of a game-changing tool: a robo-cowboy named "Rover." The Australian scientists said they were able to effectively use Rover to bring a herd of...

2013-11-14 20:23:47

Awarded at 91(st) Royal Agricultural Winter Fair TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Page-Crest Excitation Karlie from Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, CT won both the Grand Champion Jersey Female and Supreme Champion at the 2013 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which closed November 10. "Karlie" was selected as top Jersey from among more than 300 Jersey entries. The Supreme Champion is chosen annually from among the five Royal breed champions: Black-and-White Holstein, Red-and-White...

Anthrax Mystery Resolved
2013-11-14 15:12:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, doctors have wondered why someone with an anthrax infection can die days after the bacteria responsible is wiped out from their body. A new study claims the toxin produced by the bacteria uses a “Trojan horse”-like method to elude the body’s natural defenses. "This remained a mystery for more than 50 years,” said study author Gisou van der Goot, a cell biologist at Switzerland's prestigious École Polytechnique...

2013-11-12 23:26:31

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Analysis of the Global Animal Feed Ingredients Market. London (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 This Frost & Sullivan strategic market insight on the global animal feed additives market analyses the current and future trends that are expected to influence the global animal feed additives market through 2019. The study encompasses drivers and restraints of the market and key challenges that the industry faces, the total market...


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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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