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Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

Ensuring Artisanal Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Is the Real Deal

May 18, 2016 — A parmesan scandal reported earlier this year highlighted how easy it is to doctor the cheese when it's grated. For producers and consumers of some of the most expensive kinds, this is a big ... read more

Cooling Cows Efficiently With Water Spray

May 16, 2016 — Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. A group of ... read more

Five Ways Game of Thrones’ The Mountain’s Diet Can Make You Mighty

May 11, 2016 — Health and exercise scientists have analysed the daily diet of around 12,000 calories that helps Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays “The Mountain” in hit television series Games of Thrones, ... read more

Increasing Marbling in Beef Without Increasing Overall Fatness

May 5, 2016 — An expert on skeletal muscle growth in cattle, helped lead a study examining ways to increase marbling in beef without increasing overall ... read more

Water Recovered from Whey Can Be Used for Clean-in-Place Procedures

Apr. 14, 2016 — Given the amount of water needed and concerns regarding resource scarcity, researchers sought to find a method to recycle and reuse water from whey for clean-in-place systems. Their findings provide ... read more

Virus Common Among Livestock Depends on a Micro-RNA to Replicate

Mar. 11, 2016 — Increasingly, scientists are finding that small RNA molecules might be effective targets for antiviral drugs. Using a new screening method, researchers now show that a number of RNA viruses need ... read more

Cutting Cattle Carbon: Bad Breath and Flatulence

Mar. 10, 2016 — Cattle have bad breath and commonly suffer from severe, chronic flatus generating large amounts of methane, which is a greenhouse gas and a driver of anthropogenic global warming. There is an obvious ... read more

Drug-Resistant Genes Spread Through Environment, Not Meat Products

Mar. 8, 2016 — A current focus for policy-makers is to reduce antibiotic use in livestock to curb the spread of drug-resistant bugs. New findings show that traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the ... read more

What Gives Parmesan Cheese Its Unique Taste?

Mar. 2, 2016 — When it comes to pasta and pizza dishes, nothing beats a sprinkle of grated Parmesan on top. But the flavor quality of the popular cheese can be inconsistent. Now scientists are using 'molecular ... read more

People in Food Deserts Eat Much Differently Than the Rest of America

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new study identifies the food choices and nutritional profiles of people living in America's food deserts. People with less access to grocery stores eat food that is 5 to 17 percent higher in ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Unless greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption are reduced substantially, EU climate targets will not be met, according to a new study from researchers. Currently accounting for about 25 ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — An advance in the fight against a deadly virus that affects pigs has been made by researchers who used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to African Swine ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Some humanitarian organizations facilitate livestock donations to poor households in developing countries, but does giving a cow, a pair of oxen, or a herd of goats to a poor household really benefit ... read more

New Study Finds Clear Differences Between Organic and Non-Organic Milk and Meat

Feb. 15, 2016 — Both organic milk and meat contain around 50 percent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products, report researchers who conducted systematic literature reviews and ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — The quality of colostrum -- the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers -- can be predicted by the mother's previous lactation performance and weather, according ... read more

Estrogen, Antibiotics Persisted in Dairy Farm Waste After Advanced Treatment, Research Finds

Feb. 10, 2016 — An advanced system for treating manure on a commercial dairy farm did not remove estrogens and antibiotics. This new research underscores how far waste treatment systems have fallen behind the times, ... read more

Oregano May Reduce Methane in Cow Burps

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new research project aims to reduce methane emissions from dairy cows by up to 25 per cent. This benefits not only the environment, but also arable farmers and milk producers, and it uses one key ... read more

Two Thirds of Cattle Attacks on People Involve Dogs, New Study Finds

Feb. 1, 2016 — Dog owners are being urged to remember to be vigilant with their pets when walking near cows in the countryside, following a new review into cattle attacks. This project reviewed details of negative ... read more

Asthma, Allergies: Protective Factor Found in Farm Milk

Jan. 27, 2016 — Fresh, unprocessed cow's milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. This factor partly explains why children who consume the unprocessed ... read more

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