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Fast food gobbling larvae could replace soy in livestock diet
Larvae such as those of the black soldier fly (BSF) can form an important new link in circular agriculture. They grow well on unused waste streams such as catering waste or pig manure, which are currently not yet permitted to be fed to insect larvae....
The Best of Both Breeds: UConn studying best feeding practices for crossbred calves
Cattle farmers have historically raised cattle specifically suited for either dairy or beef production. But farmers are now looking to get the best of both worlds with crossbred calves who will produce better beef than purebred dairy calves. ...
Neospora: significant cause of abortion in dairy, beef herds in Northern IrelandNI
Neospora also known as Neospora caninum is single celled parasitic organism that can affect cattle, particularly pregnant cattle, where it can result in abortion. The disease affects cattle worldwide, and once infected, cattle remain infected for life,...
What Do the Food Labels “Organic,” “Natural,” and “Non-GMO” Actually Mean?
A UConn Extension expert breaks down all those confusing food marketing labels...
Listeriosis often found in silage fed in winter
Listeriosis is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes....
Reducing beef cattle GHG emissions
Eat less beef … save the planet! It’s a common theme on social media and among celebrities. Yet, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are working to show that beef cattle in Western Canada shouldn’t take the rap for climate change....
Can ‘machine learning’ help predict dairy cow intakes?
This is a question that scientists at AFBI have been trying to answer within a project which is examining ‘precision feeding’ approaches for dairy cows....
‘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...
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. ...
BVDV remains a threat in Northern Ireland
The BVD eradication programme for N. Ireland entered its compulsory phase in 2016 and since then substantial progress has been made in eradicating the threat of BVD virus to cattle in NI....
Boosting beef production through better biology approaches
A multi-agency research team led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) veterinary reproductive biologist Dr. Gregg Adams (DVM, PhD) aims to make rapid strides in improving the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of Canada’s $18-billion beef...
Premature calf provides a learning opportunity to Canadian vet students
During the first ever calving rotation held at the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) this spring, senior veterinary students were met with a challenging calving....
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....
Dairy calves use brushes for more than combing their hair
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science examines young cows’ use of brushes....
Is more better? Amounts and frequency of milk replacer fed to calves under heat stress
New study in the Journal of Dairy Science examines optimal feeding strategies for dairy calves raised in warm environments....
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