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Precision Agriculture by WELL-CALF
Funded by Innovate UK, this project aims to develop the first cloud-based decision support platform to serve different levels of decision-making on dairy and beef farms. WELL-CALF’s precision agriculture technology provides support for farm-level decisions...
What Do the Food Labels “Organic,” “Natural,” and “Non-GMO” Actually Mean?
A UConn Extension expert breaks down all those confusing food marketing labels...
Feedlots may be contributing to antibiotic resistance
From UNE's research feedlot, more evidence that antibiotic use in domestic animals may be limiting future human health options. ...
‘Push-pull’ innovation helps female farmers in East Africa see crop, livestock, and income improvements
Since 2019, the amount of milk Mariam Bagune’s livestock produce has doubled. Ever since she began implementing a sustainable farming technique called “push-pull,” Bagune and other female farmers in Ethiopia have observed a number of improved farm...
Agtech expert recommends sensor focus for government's biosecurity strategy
A leading agriculture expert from CQUniversity Australia has urged government not to ignore digital technologies in their budget commitment to national biosecurity initiatives....
Biosecurity Considerations when Transitioning Newly Purchased Cattle into the Herd
The objective is to avoid new diseases introduced through replacement stock and airborne diseases....
Dairy Farms Biosecurity: Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics Overuse
Biosecurity is a key element in the battle against antibiotic resistance. The goals of biosecurity are focused not only on the reduction or prevention of the introduction of new diseases from outside sources but also on the reduction or prevention of...
Think You Have A Closed Herd? Think Again.
A surprising proportion of producers believe they run a closed herd. ...
Buying and selling cattle link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
Aberystwyth University scientists working on bovine TB breakthrough
Research by two Aberystwyth scientists has paved the way for a possible breakthrough in the worldwide fight against Bovine TB....
Neogen now offers rodenticides to UK customers
Neogen (Europe) has announced that the company has been appointed UK distributor of a well-established range of rodenticides. ...
Biosecurity for dairy farms - preventing the spread of disease
It pays to be conscientious about preventing and controlling infectious disease on the farm....
How Do I Get Started in Dairy Beef?
With decreased crop profits and dairy profits, both dairy and grain farmers are looking for ways to increase income by sending feed stuffs off the farm on the hoof instead of in a hopper or tanker, writes Jason Hartschuh with The Ohio State University...
Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices. ...
Could New TB Rules Affect Cattle Entries at Shows?
Defra’s proposed changes in rules for the movement and testing of cattle in the UK raises as many questions as answers for one Lancashire farmer and former barrister, Simon Temple told Neil Ryder....
 
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