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2008-09-18 03:00:12

By Anonymous A typical 1,000-head beef feedlot produces up to 254 metric tons (280 tons) of manure in just one week. That's a lot of manure-and for hundreds of U.S. cattle feedlots, disposal is an important management issue. Fortunately, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in the Environmental Management Research Unit at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) at Clay Center, Neb., have developed and tested a new method of runoff control. In the United States, feedlot...

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2008-09-15 14:47:55

European Union regulators are currently exploring new guidelines to govern the methods used by slaughterhouses to stun and kill cattle, pigs and poultry. The rules for how this is done have not been changed since 1993, and regulators say it's long overdue. "New technologies have been introduced, making some standards obsolete. Animal welfare concerns have grown in our society," the Commission said in a proposal to update the rules. "Massive killings during animal epidemics have raised...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

The risk of transmitting bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease, through blood transfusion is surprisingly high, Scottish researchers said. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, one of a group of rare neurodegenerative disorders called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, has no reliable non-invasive test for detecting infection before the onset of clinical disease. In addition to BSE, these diseases include scrapie, a closely related disease in sheep, and...

2008-08-29 00:00:24

Today, Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, issued a statement on Russia's decision to ban the import of meat from 19 U.S. poultry companies due to health and disease concerns: "The decision from Russia, the biggest foreign consumer of U.S. poultry, to ban imports from U.S. poultry companies, and the myriad other meat recalls that have occurred recently in the U.S., illustrate that the American meat supply is...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

By HENRY J. WATERS III As our headline writer cleverly put it atop our story Wednesday, "Arrow Rock breathes easier as hog plan fizzles," announcing the failure of local hog farmer Dennis Gessling to follow through on plans to build a concentrated animal feeding operation within two miles of the historic village and state park at Arrow Rock. This is good news for those who worried offensive odor might interfere with public enjoyment and attendance, but it gets the state nowhere closer to...

2008-08-11 09:01:07

AgFeed Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEED) -- Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.27, Increased 350% From Q2 in 2007, GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.12 -- Adjusted Net Income of $8.6 Million, Increased 619% From Q2 in 2007, GAAP Net Income of $3.9 Million -- Income From Operations of $8.8 Million, an Increase of 619% from Q2 in 2007 -- Record Revenue of $35.64 Million, Increased 417% From Q2 in 2007 -- Strong Operating Efficiency More Than Offset Moderate Rise in Commodity...

2008-07-24 03:00:37

Farm Sanctuary Tricia Barry, 607-583-2225 ext. 233 tricia@farmsanctuary.org Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, today applauded California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) into law, which strengthens legal protections for downed animals in the state. AB 2098 outlaws the sale of meat for human consumption from animals too sick or injured to stand, and imposes stiff criminal penalties on those who sell such...

2008-07-08 18:00:30

By Steve Dube FEARS that the network of abattoirs in Wales will be decimated by changes to the system of meat inspection charges have been allayed by Steve Wearne, director of Food Standards Agency Wales. Before a meeting of the FSA Board in Cardiff on July 17 to approve the new charges, Mr Wearne said there was no intention to move overnight from charging per animal to an hourly rate. Abattoir owners have argued that the change will disadvantage small slaughterhouses, which could see...

2008-07-03 00:00:13

News You can use HOMES P.O. Box 674 Warren, Ill. 61087 815-818- 1253 Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hixster's Upper Deck, 162 E. Main St., Warren. www.stopthemegadairy.org As the Flood of 2008 recedes, many area residents can finally stop fighting the rising water and start getting their lives back to normal. Unfortunately, some of our friends and neighbors in Jo Daviess County are still actively involved in a continuing struggle to save their homes from a different kind of destructive...

2008-07-02 15:00:05

A Florida man is facing criminal charges for allegedly chucking a 3-pound container of Polish sausage at his mother's head during an argument, police said. Police charged Gregory Allan Praeger, 46, with battery Saturday after he told authorities he hit his mother in the head with a package of sausage, The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported. The mother said Praeger had consumed alcohol and initiated a dispute with her, Deland, Fla., police said. She said he threw the sausage...


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