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August 30, 2015

Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals They Work With

Aug. 24, 2015 — One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland. Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the ... read more

Soybean Meal Positively Affects Pigs With PRRSV

July 21, 2015 — Increased soybean meal concentrations in the diet may help alleviate the effects of PRRSV in infected weanling pigs. PRRSV infected pigs fed high soybean meal concentrations had a more efficient ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have studied beef cattle with in-ear accelerometers. These units may be able pick up signs that relate to early stages of disease in ... read more

July 16, 2015 — While Congress considers repealing a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry, marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that such labels ... read more

Scientist Works on Taste, Texture and Color of Lab-Produced Hamburger

July 13, 2015 — A researcher is confident his recipe for his $300,000 cultured hamburger will not only come down in price but someday make it to ... read more

Goat Meat Consumption on the Rise as Immigrants Keep Ties to Home Culture

July 7, 2015 — If you're seeing more goat meat in grocery stores and on restaurant menus these days, you can probably chalk it up to a particular expression of ethnic identity -- an expression that has ... read more

Muzzle in on Cattle Classification

June 29, 2015 — Researchers are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently. The system uses the unique features of ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated cream separation from natural whole milk at liter-scales for the first time using ultrasonic standing waves -- a novel, fast and nondestructive separation technique ... read more

Fresh Milk, Off the Grid

May 19, 2015 — Milk preservation depends upon refrigeration and boiling, but in developing countries these methods are costly and often impractical due to the sporadic availability of continuous electricity. New ... read more

May 19, 2015 — A biometrical analysis of cattle, sheep/goat and pig has shown successive changes in the size of domestic animals over time relating to changes in the landscape and production ... read more

How People Defend Eating Meat

May 18, 2015 — Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers. They found that the vast majority of omnivores defend consuming animals by ... read more

Satellite Mapping Reveals Agricultural Slowdown in Latin America

May 13, 2015 — For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent's agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to research. The study ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study shows that market-driven ... read more

First Beef With the Goodness of Fish

May 11, 2015 — Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils. The study highlights the scientific challenges that remain following the successful introduction of a ... read more

Environmental Exposure to Hormones Used in Animal Agriculture Greater Than Expected

May 8, 2015 — Research by environmental scientists finds that potentially harmful growth-promoting hormones used in beef production are expected to persist in the environment at higher concentrations and for ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Swine farmers are six times more likely to be carriers of staph bacteria, including the MRSA strain, than others, new research shows. S. aureus is a type of bacteria commonly found on the skin as ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Anew yogurt with high protein content and higher satiating capacity has been developed, opening up an alternative in the design of new nutritional control strategies. One researcher involved says ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. For their study, they analyzed bacteria present in healthy and ulcerated cattle stomachs and ... read more

Gene in High-Altitude Cattle Disease Sheds Light on Human Lung Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — A genetic mutation that causes pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitude has been linked to a condition that leads to a life-threatening situation called brisket disease. This ... read more

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