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February 21, 2017

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Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers are are unpacking the entire DNA sequences of 50 influential animals dating back to the 1950s, then honing in on the genes associated with specific traits in order to capture the best ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Animal welfare on huge rangelands is a challenge. Researchers are collaborating to find ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare. Researchers in Australia are very ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills -- they also help milk taste better, researchers have ... read more

Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport

Nov. 30, 2016 — Following best practices will improve welfare of cattle and provide economic benefits in dairy and beef transportation, according to a new ... read more

Could Honey Bee Brood Be the Future of Food?

Nov. 28, 2016 — Honey bee brood – the larvae and pupae of drones – has great potential as a food source. It is already eaten as a delicacy in many countries, including Mexico, Thailand and Australia. It has a ... read more

Diaphragm Much Older Than Expected

Nov. 18, 2016 — Caseids are "mammal-like" reptiles that lived about 300-250 million years ago. They had a barrel-shaped trunk, but scientists have struggled to realize how these reptiles breathed. New ... read more

Meet the Unsung Heroes of Dung: Beetles Found to Reduce Survival of Livestock Parasites

Nov. 17, 2016 — Dung beetles can help farmers by reducing the development and survival of parasites in cowpats that cause serious illness in cattle during the summer months, research ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — An inter-disciplinary team of scientists and archaeologists has discovered widespread evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern ... read more

Eating Dairy Cheese May Protect Against Sodium-Related Health Risks

Nov. 2, 2016 — Consuming dairy cheese instead of other sodium-laden foods may actually protect against some of sodium’s effects on the cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, according to ... read more

New Study Provides Food Carbon Footprint Pecking Order

Nov. 2, 2016 — Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report examines how the ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50%, according to a new study. The study provides a list of ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Until now, the reason why some people hate cheese has been a mystery, but researchers have just solved this question. To find out what happens in the brain, fifteen people who like cheese and fifteen ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chitosan microparticles kill bacteria in cow uteri, report researchers, who also suggest that it may someday be possible for chitosan microparticles to be used to help humans who have become ill from ... read more

The Meat Paradox

Oct. 11, 2016 — When we eat beef, chicken wings, hot dogs or spaghetti bolognese, we do it in denial. Already by referring to what we eat as "beef" instead of "cow", we have created a distance ... read more

Antibiotics Could Be Cut by Up to One-Third, Say Dairy Farmers

Oct. 6, 2016 — Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new British survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional ... read more

Mosquito-Borne Rift Valley Fever Virus Causes Miscarriage

Oct. 3, 2016 — The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — With its rustic small mountain towns, postcard-perfect vistas, and abundance of “pow” days, British Columbia’s East Kootenay region has an undeniable lure for outdoor enthusiasts of all ... read more

Big Data Analysis Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Transmission

Sep. 26, 2016 — The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to ... read more

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