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Posts tagged livestock

May 17, 2016

 

firefighter near burning field

Drones May Help Keep Ranchers Safer During Burn Season

Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.

May 11, 2016

 

cow mooing

Why Do Cows Moo?

Researchers have measured the acoustics and frequency in cows’ moos to understand the behavior each type of communication is associated with.

April 14, 2016

 

Kelly Nissen

Feeding Bacteria To Livestock Could Cut Antibiotic Use

Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.

April 13, 2016

 

cows

Are Farmers Doing Enough To Control Antibiotic Resistance?

Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.

March 7, 2016

 

Farmer Kelly Tobin

Low Prices Could Push Corn Country Farmers Into New Crops

Because the prices for corn and soybeans have dropped, this might be a good time for farmers to look at growing crops that can help soil or protect water.

March 3, 2016

 

labeling on meat

USDA Removes Labeling Requirements From Beef And Pork

Congress repealed mandatory labeling on beef and pork late last year, after the U.S. lost a World Trade Organization dispute with Mexico and Canada.

February 9, 2016

 

dairy cattle

America’s Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever

Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.

February 2, 2016

 

piglets

Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You

Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

December 27, 2015

 

hogs

Researchers Worry Last-Resort Antibiotic Is Failing

For years, the antibiotic colistin was known as the best chance to combat antibiotic resistance. But journalist Maryn McKenna says there’s bad news.

December 24, 2015

 

Aaron Singrey

Veterinarian Becomes Gumshoe, Pursuing Globe-Trotting Virus

The industry fears that PED, not yet eradicated and known as a pernicious, intrepid world traveler, will come charging back this winter.

November 12, 2015

 

saffron threads

Tofu+Saffron, The Nitrates Problem, Evolution Of Baby Food

Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?

November 5, 2015

 

 dog in a field

Fire Up The Oven, Strays On Farms, Demand For Grass-Fed Beef

Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!

October 27, 2015

 

Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

Alpaca Bubble Burst, Backyard Farmers Pick Up The Pieces

It’s just one more chapter in a long line of agricultural speculative bubbles, from emus to chinchillas to Berkshire hogs to Dutch tulips.

October 13, 2015

 

Cows are corralled on a farm

California Adopts Tough Antibiotics Rules For Livestock

California has passed strict limits on the use of antibiotics for livestock for staving off illness or promoting growth.

October 13, 2015

 

slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

October 6, 2015

 

farmer Richard Oswald

China Slowdown May Squeeze Midwest Soybean Farmers

American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.

September 28, 2015

 

Dog, Rooster, and Chickens in a Yard

The Odd Couple: Chickens And Dogs

With a lot of training and supervision, it is possible to have a harmonious relationship between your dog and chickens.

September 17, 2015

 

Chipotle

Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.

June 30, 2015

 

JBS building

Inside World’s Largest Food Company You’ve Never Heard Of

JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.

June 8, 2015

 

Food waste ferments in a compost bin

France Tackles Food Waste, Fight Goes Global

The French government has passed a law requiring supermarkets to give unsold food to charities. Activists are pressuring the UN to follow suit.

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