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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

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. 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

A Predictive Risk Map for the Nematode Parasite Mansonella Perstans in Uganda

Jan. 21, 2016 — Infection with the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans is one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases. Although symptoms are usually mild, the infection can cause swelling, fever, ... read more

Cells from Cow Knee Joints Used to Grow New Cartilage Tissue in Laboratory

Jan. 21, 2016 — In an effort to develop a method for cartilage tissue engineering, researchers have successfully used cartilage cells from cow knee joints. By creating a successful method with conditions conducive ... read more

Eating Less Meat Might Not Be the Way to Go Green, Say Researchers

Jan. 19, 2016 — Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world's biggest beef producing regions, new research has ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — High levels of vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive success, a study of wild sheep has found. Experts hope that further studies will help to determine the relevance of the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Ehen temperatures get warmer, woodrats suffer a reduced ability to live on their normal diet of toxic creosote, suggesting that global warming may hurt plant-eating animals, report ... read more

Grazing Towards Sustainability

Jan. 12, 2016 — The benefits of utilizing pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems will be the focus of a seminar. An important part of this work is the collaboration not just with scientists but ... read more

Bio-Digester Supplies Energy to 3000 Farms

Jan. 5, 2016 — The digestive system of a cow served as a model to researchers to create a container that receives organic waste, mostly livestock manure, where it is mixed with millions of bacteria to obtain ... read more

Stroking Helps Calves Develop a Better Relationship With Humans, Increases Weight Gain

Dec. 22, 2015 — Gentle interactions improve the relationship between humans and animals. In a recent study, researchers show that calves that were stroked by people early in their life gained weight more quickly ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated -- for the first time -- that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas ... read more

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