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From meadow to plate: could cultured meat made from grass replace animals?
An affordable lab system that uses grass blades to turn cells into cultured meat has been developed at the University of Bath....
Researchers evaluate and identify consistent indicators to support sustainability on US ranches
Standardized ecological, social and economic indicators can help ranchers track and communicate about sustainability....
Keeping chocolate milk smooth, stable without carrageenan
Fat-free chocolate milk processed for the first time with high-pressure jet technology exhibits enhanced viscosity, stabilizing cocoa particles in the fluid and eliminating the need for adding a controversial emulsifier....
Genetic gain in the beef industry – Southern Multi-breed Project
University of New England (UNE) animal scientists will play a vital role in a multi-million-dollar collaborative research project that will help drive the rate and value of genetic progress in individual beef cattle herds and the beef industry as a whole. ...
Progressive limit feeding can impact profitability
Beef cattle producers could see greater profits in the finishing period with progressive limit feeding, according to research from University of Illinois scientists....
Forage system is the key driver of mountain milk specificity
This study allowed to hierarchize the effects related to the origin on milk composition that can be considered as marginal when compared with the effect of season and forage system....
Selecting an Optimum Breeding Season Length
Decisions in livestock production are never simple, but rather complex. Each decision or change in management results in multiple changes or outcomes downstream of the resulting change....
Mineral and Vitamin Considerations When Drylotting Cows
Managing cows in a drylot can be a way to maintain the herd when forage production is reduced due to drought or as a part of a system when pasture is unavailable for other reasons....
Dairy cows fed a low-energy diet around dry-off show signs of hunger
Researchers from Aarhus University have studied to which extent the feed energy density affects dairy cows’ feeding motivation during dry-off. ...
Do beef cattle frame scores need updating?
I heard a seedstock breeder recently quip, “my father used to say, ‘don’t make too many breeding mistakes, because a lifetime may not be long enough if you do’.” If we are not keenly aware of the rapid speed of genetic change occurring within...
Helping dairy cattle deal with heat stress
Georgia’s summer heat can make it hard to do almost anything outside and, for dairy cows, that includes producing milk. Heat stress is inevitable in the Southeast U.S., and the first week of August had temperatures soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit....
Upgrade your grazing: Science leads to better alfalfa
At its core, basic science is a never-ending quest to uncover how the universe works. It all starts with a single question that, through research, multiplies, evolves, and often finds something completely new....
Tips to reduce the effects of drought on the herd
Just as agricultural economists advise beef producers to follow a risk management strategy when it comes to cattle marketing, those same principles are important when anticipating drought, said the experts at Kansas State University speaking on a recent...
Why are my cattle bloating?
Bloat can have a significant economic impact on an operation due to animal deaths or the following treatments required by bloat-prone animals....
Planning and managing direct marketing opportunities for beef
Beef producers should consider utilizing safe, science-based technology where appropriate such as vaccinations and parasite control products to achieve cattle health and well-being goals....
 
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