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Australian Researchers Propose Turning Millions of Tons of Pig Waste into Alternative Energy for China

Photo via Shutterstock<p>Where there are million of animals, there are millions of tons of waste. In a clever solution to a major waste disposal …

Scientists Debate New Study on GMO-Fed Pigs

Science commentators involved in the genetically modified food debate have weighed in on a new study that says pigs fed genetically modified grains …

This Pork Loin Sandwich Starts With Happy Pigs

It's the time of year when people are flocking to their farmer's market seeking out fresh fruits and vegetables for the summer picnic basket. But what about meat for the sandwich? One Rhode Island chef collects all of his ingredients at the farmer's market, including the meat, to make the perfect …

European Hunter-Gatherers Had Domesticated Pigs Earlier Than Thought

Presence of porkers reveals new information about culture in northern Germany.<p><b>Domesticated pigs were present in northern Germany around 4600 B.C., some 500 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil and DNA evidence reveals.</b><p>The finding, detailed in this week's issue of the journal <i>Nature</i> …

Dutch Pigs Keep Cool with Their Own Water Slide

Most people don’t realize it, but pigs wallow in mud to keep cool. These sensitive animals don’t have sweat glands like humans, and they’re also …

4 Reasons the Animal Protein Sector is Ripe for Technology Disruption

<i>Editor’s Note: Janette Barnard is founder and CEO of The Poultry Exchange, an online marketplace for the chicken meat market, which recently raised a</i> …

Agriculture

Feed Beets as a Potential Energy Source for Beef Cattle Diets

Sugar beet pulp has historically been a great energy source for supplementing beef cows and growing calves (for more information on using sugar beet …

Diets

Production Calculations Related to Beef Cow Nutrition

<b>Production Calculations Related to Beef Cow Nutrition</b><p><b>Calving Distribution</b><p>Calving distribution, the number of cows calving in 21-day periods during …

Pregnancy

New Sensing Device Alerts Farmers When a Cow Goes Into Labor

According to cattle specialists, nearly 50 percent of all young calf mortalities—ranging from newborns to 24 hours old—are caused by a difficult …

Zoology

Cattle Breeds: Differences and Why

<b>Cattle Breeds: Differences and Why</b><p><b>Breeds of cattle were developed in different parts of the world based on the resources and demands of that area.</b> …

Pets

Beef prices expected to keep falling, slowly

The sky-high grocery store price tags on cuts of beef are starting to drop and should keep falling over the next few years, according to industry …

New approach to feeding cows benefits both farmers and the environment

In milk production, economic and environmental benefits can go hand in hand. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Sherbrooke Research and Development …

Forestry

OxC-beta acts as natural alternative to antibiotics in animal feed

A hundred years ago, a small wound could result in death if an infection spread. That could become reality again as the world threatens to return to …

States With The Largest Increases In Calf Crop