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Scientists Estimate Impact of Pox Viruses on Nigerian Farms
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute have shown that outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD), sheeppox and goatpox (SGP) have an immediate...
Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism...
Study: Goat Milk Formula Could Benefit Infant Gut Health
A new laboratory study by RMIT, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, analysed two types of commercial goat milk formula,...
Ecologists report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan
Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program,...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of...
The End of Hawaii’s Ancestral Sheep?
The future for heritage free-roaming sheep on the Big Island of Hawaii hangs by a thread. These unique descendents of livestock deposited...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations?...
Real Farming Conference Offers Alternative Solutions
Now in its sixth year, the Oxford Real Farming Conference has become a fixture of the UK's agricultural calendar, reports Sarah Hulbert....
Goats Better Than Chemicals for Curbing Invasive Marsh Grass
Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East...
Meat Processor Turning Wastewater From Problem to Profit
Meat processors have a part to play in reducing emissions in the red meat sector. One unit in Eastern Australia has managed to cut...
Changes in Health and Production Practices in the US Sheep Industry
New sheep operations are continually entering the market in the US as is the case with other livestock commodities, newer operations...
Health and Management Practices on US Sheep Operations
Producers sometimes inadvertently bring disease onto their operations by adding new animals to their flock....
Marketing and Death Loss on US Sheep Operations
The largest marketing component of the sheep industry is the sale of lambs....
 
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