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Soil for Water project looks at effects of overgrazing
Making the most of a pasture, especially when threatened with drought conditions, calls for careful management....
Coping with high feed prices, drought in 2022
Presently, despite timely rains in certain areas, the threat of drought for the summer of 2022 is not dissipated in many parts of the US . ...
Emissions expert: Environmental impact of beef has been overstated
On Oct. 25, Frank Mitloehner, a leading researcher in the realm of livestock sustainability, asked a packed auditorium on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus to picture three coffee cups — a ceramic cup, a Styrofoam cup and an insulated...
A dirt-cheap solution? Common clay materials may help curb methane emissions
With special treatment, minerals called zeolites — commonly found in cat litter — can efficiently remove the greenhouse gas from the air, researchers report....
Farmers need to adopt agroecological practices
Scottish livestock farmers need to be supported to adopt nature-based farming practices which could contribute to climate and biodiversity goals, new research has found....
Preserving the prairie in the US Great Plains
The Great Plains — an area of the world named for the vast rolling hills covered with tallgrass or shortgrass prairies. However, during the last two centuries, these native ecosystems have changed from grasslands to woodlands. ...
Forage study: legumes in beef cattle bring benefits. Many of them.
Dr. Bart Lardner (PhD) has preliminary findings from his ongoing forage study: legumes in beef cattle forage bring benefits. Many of them....
Ammonia reduction strategies for the cattle sector
Ammonia emissions from livestock present major challenges to the Northern Ireland agricultural industry. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is currently conducting a major...
Expert says Australia's cattle could support “rewilding” of landscape
Native Australian animals that have been wiped out of pre-colonisation habitats could be reintroduced to their natural areas, and a CQUniversity researcher hopes grazing cattle could help with the “rewilding”....
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...
Berry farmers put dairies’ plentiful waste products to use
Dairy farmers in Whatcom County generate nutrients in the form of cattle manure. Neighboring raspberry and blueberry farmers import nutrients in the form of fertilizer to maximize production. ...
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....
Aarhus University professor wants to decriminalise cows
As of 1 September 2020, Mette Olaf Nielsen has been appointed professor in “Production and Lactation Physiology in Ruminants” at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. Mette will contribute to solving the agriculture’s climate challenge...
OSI Strategy Improves Global Food Safety, Quality
With consumer expectations increasing, and demand for supply chain visibility growing, high food quality and safety standards are expected from food businesses....
Wellness for dairy cows
Does butter taste better when the cows are happy? ...
 
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