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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? ...
Ways to work around the UK's cattle carbon tax
Lowering the slaughter age for prime animals could help farmers meet environmental goals. ...
On-farm emissions reduced by proactive slurry management
Livestock farmers are being urged to have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact of slurry if the UK's agricultural sector is going to be anywhere near reaching its net zero emissions target by 2040....
More space for climate and cow in dairy barn
Future stables are expected to be more in line with the natural behavior of cows, climate control, limiting emissions, reuse of waste, quality of manure and capital efficiency. That says Paul Galama of Wageningen Livestock Research. Together with colleagues...
No Need to Watch Grass Grow Anymore
Each spring, ranchers face the same challenge of trying to guess how much grass will be available for their livestock to graze during the summer....
Can cattle keep their barns clean?
In cooperation with animal behaviour scientists from The University of Auckland in New Zealand and scientists from the Institute of Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry in Celle, Germany, which belongs to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), behavioural...
New methods to predict methane emissions of dairy cattle
Methane emissions of dairy cattle can be predicted using both milk fatty acids and milk infrared spectra. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Wageningen University & Research and Qlip under the auspices of the TiFN project Reduced Methane Emission...
Keeping Cows Cool with Less Water and Energy
Innovative cooling technologies tested on dairy cows at the University of California, Davis, are addressing the long-standing challenge of keeping dairy cows cool in heat-stressed California....
Exploring a World without Food Animals
What would happen if US farmers stopped producing animals for food and Americans went vegan? ...
The Advent of 'Green' Cattle
Livestock farming is often dismissed as irredeemably inefficient and polluting. But that was before anyone thought of considering a cattle herd as a diverse group of animals....
Conserving Sage Grouse - High Stakes for US Beef
For over 150 years cattle and sheep have shared the western landscape with the American Greater Sage Grouse, writes John Wilkes....
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....
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. ...
 
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