News tagged with cow

Minimizing methane release

"Methane emissions from cows are decreasing, but not at the pace which the agricultural sector and the government agreed. The project, Reduced methane emission of dairy cows (ME001), will provide insights ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Beneficial organisms react differently to parasite drug

The substance ivermectin has been used for more than thirty years all over the world to combat parasites like roundworms, lice and mites in humans, livestock and pets. The active ingredient belongs to the chemical group of ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Killing a name of an extinct sea cow species

Sirenians, or sea cows, are a particular group of mammals that superficially resembles whales in having, amongst other features, a streamlined-body and horizontal tail fluke. Though belonging to the so-called ...

Apr 02, 2014
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Mixed feeding trialled for more milk

For the past 18 months dairy farms in Western Australia have been taking part in trials to determine if a partial mixed ration (PMR) system in pasture-based dairying is cost effective.

Feb 12, 2014
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The alternative to yogurt

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València have obtained new products fermented with probiotic bacteria from grains and nuts - what is known as plant-based or vegetable "milks" - which are an ...

Jan 05, 2014
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Nutrition key to cow efficiency, expert says

Heading into the winter months, cattle producers should give careful attention to adequate nutrition of beef cattle, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Nov 26, 2013
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Ensuring cow diversity

Plant breeders hunting for genes to combat new diseases or adapt to changes in climate can plumb the vast diversity of crops and their wild relatives using envelopes of seed banked in cold storage, but cattle breeders are ...

Nov 26, 2013
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