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How do you measure emissions in an open barn?
Much effort is being made within the Dutch livestock sector to reduce ammonia and methane emissions. But, how do you measure these emissions? How do we know what the current concentrations are? And, even more to the point, how can you measure emissions...
Researchers seek targets to mitigate fescue toxicity in cattle
A $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow researchers at the University of Georgia to examine the minutiae of cattle and fescue microbiome interaction to find targets that will help mitigate the effects of fescue toxicosis, a...
Trees to feed the cows
Cows grazing on trees. This is a new form of grazing that INRA has developed for dairy cattle based on grass, fodder… and the leaves of living trees....
Aussie beef science supports African farmers
Australia's world-leading beef knowledge is being taught to South Africa's smallholder cattle farmers in a project that could deliver rewards on both sides of the Indian Ocean. ...
Dairy calves benefit from higher-protein starter feed
Dairy producers know early nutrition for young calves has far-reaching impacts, both for the long-term health and productivity of the animals and for farm profitability. ...
The importance of observation in cattle handling
Understanding cow behaviour and changing how you act around them can save you time, reduce stress, and make your farm a safer place to work. It can be a huge source of frustration when cows don’t easily move when and where you want them to....
How farm dams can maintain biodiversity on farm
Farm dams scattered across Australia have a vital role to play in conserving native animals, without compromising agricultural production. ...
Revealing the diversity of genes behind better alfalfa hay
Alfalfa is a major Northwest crop and an important food source for dairy cattle and other livestock worldwide....
Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals....
The importance of observation in cattle handling
Understanding cow behaviour and changing how you act around them can save you time, reduce stress, and make your farm a safer place to work. It can be a huge source of frustration when cows don’t easily move when and where you want them to....
Research: Study takes step toward low-emissions future with cow gut tech analysis
He’s investigating whether waste plastics can be diverted from landfill to help power our vehicles, and now a CQUniversity researcher has helped shape an Australian low-emissions future – by analysing technology to reduce cows’ burps....
Research catalogs grasses from native Pantanal pastures
Pantanal ranchers now have a guide to native grasses in the biome, with description of plants and management recommendations aimed at environmental sustainability and cattle raising, the main productive activity in the region....
Researchers listen to cows in method validated for the evaluation of thermal comfort
Losses in productivity of animals exposed to high temperatures and humidity are not as quiet as they appear. And it was literally listening to the cows that a survey led by Embrapa Rondônia used bioacoustics, that is, the sounds emitted by the animals,...
Domestication insight could aid livestock development
The genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human use in similar ways, study shows....
Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space
More than 1000 feral buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part a satellite herd-tracking program, announced today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO....
 
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