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24 September 2020
Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
22 September 2020
Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
18 September 2020
Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favors a dairy monopoly
Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull....
17 September 2020
Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
14 September 2020
Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives
PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare. ...
11 September 2020
New study highlights the struggles facing Kenyan farmers
A new study from 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled impact measurement company, shows an economic crunch for Kenya's farmers....
10 September 2020
New research project at Iowa State University builds "genome to phenome" knowledge for crops and livestock
A new federal grant will support an Iowa State University-led effort to spur development of a “genome to phenome” infrastructure for scientific collaboration across crops and livestock....
04 September 2020
UK government gives more funding for bovine TB research
The new projects will develop tools to enable faster detection and diagnosis of bovine TB. ...
02 September 2020
Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint....
01 September 2020
Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture
Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. ...
28 August 2020
Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit Preview: What’s Next for Protein Markets with Nutreco Executive
Laurent Genet, Chief Strategy Officer with Nutreco, will be speaking as part of a panel discussion about Accelerating Innovation in Aquaculture at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit event to be held September 14, 2020. ...
25 August 2020
Does breed type influence methane emissions from cattle?
An Aberystwyth University study investigating the role of traditional and modern breeds of beef cattle in influencing methane emissions has been published in the journal PLOSONE....
20 August 2020
Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. ...
19 August 2020
Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
New study reveals the true cost of worms to UK cattle farmers
A study published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine estimates that UK livestock farmers lose £270 million each year due to parasitic worm infections. ...
17 August 2020
European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability welcomes new Board Chair
OSI Europe’s Operations Director and Head of Sustainability, Claire Donoghue, has been named Board Chair of Europe’s largest multi-stakeholder group for beef sustainability....
Chinese think tank warns of food supply gap by 2025
China is expected to have a food supply gap of about 130 million tonnes by the end of 2025 as demographic shifts see its urban population expanding while its rural workforce ages....
15 August 2020
University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
13 August 2020
Emerging research suggests red meat may have a longer-than-expected shelf life
An industry-led study from the UK and Australia demonstrates that the current shelf life recommendations can be safely extended. ...
When it comes to calcium salt fat supplements, size matters
Research by Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients at the National University of Singapore indicates that granule size has a major impact on the degree of rumen-protection of fat supplements....
05 August 2020
Australia pledges $1.8 million for Q fever vaccine research
Australia's National Farmers' Federation welcomes government announcement of $1.8 million for trials of an updated Q fever vaccine. ...
04 August 2020
US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
03 August 2020
Purdue University developing rapid sensor tech for BRD in cattle
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Quickly diagnosing the...
Big data used to study cattle resilience and efficiency
The international project GenTORE focuses on developing innovative tools for genetic selection and management to optimize the resilience and efficiency of livestock. (Sensor) data is collected for this research in the stables of Dairy Campus. ...
Making dairy farming more sustainable by using residual flows from insect production
Scientists from Wageningen University & Research will investigate whether residual flows from insect production can be used to reduce nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions in dairy farming. The 'Flying Cow' project is a preliminary study and will be carried...
24 July 2020
UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
 
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