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July 28, 2016

June 22, 2016 — Researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil ... read more

Consumers Sour on Milk Exposed to LED Light

June 9, 2016 — Exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of fluid milk more so than the microbial content that naturally accumulates over time, report ... read more

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

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization, Study Suggests

May 18, 2016 — Children who had a diet that included cow's milk products, egg and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods, according to new research. Early ... 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

Paris Climate Agreement Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reduction Target for Agriculture

May 17, 2016 — Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement's plan to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius in ... read more

May 17, 2016 — While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ ... read more

Methionine Could Be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle

May 16, 2016 — Adding methionine to the diets of Holstein cows during the prepartum and postpartum periods may impact the preimplantation embryo in a way that enhances its capacity for survival, research ... 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

May 9, 2016 — Dromedaries have been used for transportation for over 3,000 years. But it was not known where they were first domesticated or which genetic structure was selected in the process. A team of ... 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

Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs, Humans

Apr. 26, 2016 — The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a ... read more

Iron Age Man Was as Fond of Swiss Cheese as We Are

Apr. 21, 2016 — Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Swiss cheesemaking dates back to prehistoric times, paving the way for such delicacies as Gruyere and ... 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

Developing Ways to Study Influenza D Virus

Apr. 8, 2016 — Researchers have found antibodies to the newly discovered influenza D virus in pigs, cattle, horses, goats and sheep, but not poultry. A researcher has proven that the guinea pig can be used as an ... read more

Fewer Than 250 Mature Bawean Warty Pigs in Existence

Apr. 6, 2016 — The rare Bawean warty pig mostly forages at night in community-owned forests on Bawean island, and is endangered, according to a new ... read more

Quantifying the Environmental Benefits of Skipping the Meat

Apr. 4, 2016 — A new study tracks the emissions associated with 39 vegetarian meat alternatives, finding that producing these foods generates approximately 10 times less greenhouse gas emissions than producing ... 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

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