Ensuring the safety of artisan cheese
Buying fresh goat cheese at a local farmer's market or selecting a piece of sharp cheddar from a display of artisanal cheese at the supermarket offers the promise of a nutritious and flavorful snack. Dennis ...
Dairy scientist targets heat-resistant microbes
Corralling desperados with names like bacillus and paenibacillus will require ingenuity and an arsenal of weapons. These outlaws aren't rustling cattle—they're making milk sour and cheese soft and crumbly.
Skimming the fat from milk with sound waves
Sound waves may be key to creating the perfect cheese, as research into a new milk separation process looks to revolutionise Australia's dairy industry.
Green business from recycled dairy wastewater
An innovative new way of treating dairy wastewater and whey could cut water and energy consumption dramatically, saving the food industry millions of euros.
Lameness in dairy cattle linked to diet
The results of 'on farm' research into the deadly cattle condition ruminal acidosis could help dairy farmers detect the early warning signs and prevent stock loss.
Researchers focus on dairy's carbon footprint
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are attempting to help the U.S. dairy industry decrease its carbon footprint as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reach record levels.
Bacterial security agents go rogue
CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, has been found to be involved in helping some bacteria evade the mammalian immune system. The results are scheduled for publication Sunday, ...
Enhancing yogurt with healthful fiber from oats
Adding about one-quarter teaspoon of a fiber-rich component of oats boosts the nutritional value of low-fat yogurt without noticeably affecting the taste or texture of this increasingly popular dairy food.
Vaccine breakthrough could eliminate spontaneous bovine abortion
Cattle could soon be vaccinated against an abortion-causing parasite, potentially saving the dairy and beef industries billions worldwide thanks to breakthrough Australian research.
Biofuel research focuses on manure
The race to create a better, less controversial biofuel has spawned plenty of research into a variety of potential new sources - including switchgrass, corn stalks and algae.
Expansions in dairy industry lead to surplus, lows for milk prices
One source of income for Pennsylvania dairy farmers has hit its lowest point in three years, according to a dairy market expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Livestock industry beefs up Illinois's economy
A recent report conducted by the University of Illinois provides an economic snapshot of the current state of the livestock industry, giving the Illinois livestock industry data to back up their importance to the state. The ...
New alfalfa variety could be big boost to dairy industry
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dairy farmers could see a boost in milk production, thanks to a new alfalfa variety to be released by Cornell's world-class plant breeders.
New antibiotic could make food safer and cows healthier
Food-borne diseases might soon have another warrior to contend with, thanks to a new molecule discovered by chemists at the University of Illinois. The new antibiotic, an analog of the widely used food preservative ...