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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....
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. ...
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....
Multifunctional inoculation aims to revolutionize Brazilian pastures
The Embrapa Soja (PR) has just developed an innovative technology that combines microorganisms with multifunctional properties ( Azospirillum brasilense and Pseudomonas fluorescen s) with the potential to increase by 22% on average the production...
More than half of world’s rivers are non-perennial: researchers mapped them for first time
A new study of 64 million kilometres of rivers around the world reveals that between 51% and 60% of them stop flowing periodically or dry for part of the year. These findings, published on 16 June 2021 in Nature, stem from the first-ever effort to empirically...
Survival to next parity is related to milk production and metabolism of cows in early lactation
Health and lifespan of cows is associated with the start of a lactation. Results of a recent study at Dairy Campus show that cows that successfully reach the next parity, have higher fatty acid concentrations in blood in early lactation, and also have...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Genome technology is blueprint to more productive herds
Genome technology has unlocked new cattle breeding methods which could improve fertility and lead to increases in profitability, sustainability and productivity....
There’s a (black soldier) fly in my soup
It may seem a little hard to swallow but the larvae of a waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans, according to a University of Queensland scientist....
Understanding parturition a risk management tool for cow-calf operations
A review of the stages of parturition can help lessen anxieties of cow-calf operators and protect producer investment in their animals during the upcoming calving season, said Oklahoma State University Extension experts....
 
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