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Listening to Consumers Helps Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Salmonella Control in Feed
Regulations to control Salmonella in the animal industry are one of the major challenges....
Nutriad Developing Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kit
Belgium-based feed additive specialist Nutriad and Ghent University have been working for two years on a project developing a prototype rapid test kit for mycotoxins....
Scanning Cattle Retinas Allows Faster BSE Detection
Studying a cow's retina could give secrets away about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), says a new study from Iowa State University. ...
Growth Implants in Beef: Beef Ambassador Analysis
As the cattle industry strives for efficiency, growth technologies are one way to minimise consumption of important resources in producing each kilo of beef. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
Beef: the Tastiest Multivitamin
A rancher's daughter from Wyoming bangs the drum for beef in the first opinion article in a series from the 2015 Beef Ambassadors. ...
Probiotics Reduce Shedding of Pathogenic E. coli in Cattle
Can probiotics lower the risk of cattle and E.coli? Mary Ellen Sanders from the California Dairy Research Foundation finds that, in certain circumstances, research says it could. ...
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Food Loss: Questions About the Amount and Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Getting Closer to Defining 'Probiotic'
Over twelve years ago, the scientific community met to flesh out a definition of 'probiotic'. This is a process still continuing today. ...
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Turning Up the Heat on Hardy Bacteria in Milk
Pasteurization, although good at dealing with many pathogens in milk, does not kill heat resistant or thermoduric bacteria, say US dairy scientists. ...
 
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