Running a supermarket requires a lot of electricity. Long rows of refrigerators have to be kept cool and large areas have to be lit. A new concept enables supermarket operators to cut their energy use by around 25 percent.
Dairy cows that are fed flaxseed produce more nutritious milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
Global food prices fell by 7.0 percent in 2012 from the level the previous year, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday, assuaging worries a few months ago that the world could be heading for a food crisis.
Milk production is a major source of income for many farmers in Tanzania and therefore an important factor in combating poverty in the region. But the health and growth of the calves and the milk production rate is often ...
Delaying harvest of fodder maize results in a higher starch concentration and lower methane emission
Harvesting fodder maize at an increased stage of maturity improves the starch content of maize silage and the proportion of rumen by-pass starch without negative effects on silage preservation, feed intake or milk production. ...
(Phys.org)—A free mobile app developed by Penn State researchers can help dairy farmers plow through financial planning by helping them track feed costs and income.
(Phys.org) -- Cows are thirsty and with good reason they need to drink nearly 30 gallons of water a day to produce milk and stay healthy. That water needs to be high quality because much of the ingested water becomes ...
"Cows are happy in parts of Northern California and not in Florida" is a good way to sum up the findings of new research from the University of Washington, said Yoram Bauman, best known as the "stand-up economist."
Weeds, manure, slugs, cows and a vegetable oil-powered tractor are all part of a unique study being conducted in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
A natural remedy that delays and reduces the severity of mastitis infection in dairy cattle is being investigated by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).