Related topics: cattle

Snow leopard diet determined by DNA analysis of fecal samples

Knowledge about animal diet can inform conservation strategy, but this information can be difficult to gather. A new DNA-based method, which analyzes genetic material from feces, could be a useful tool, and researchers have ...

Study looks at turning manure into revenues

(PhysOrg.com) -- Livestock manure isn't often thought of as a value-added product, but researchers at Montana State University and MSU Extension are trying to change that.

Special feed halves methane production

It is not garlic but nitrate and sulphate that reduces methane production in the stomachs of cows and sheep. If their feed contains a small percentage of these substances the amount of this powerful greenhouse gas produced ...

Herding sheep really are selfish

Many animals spend time together in large groups not because they enjoy each other's company, but rather because it lowers their own chances of being eaten should an uninvited guest arrive on the scene—or so the theory ...

Hajj goes high-tech for bloodless Eid sacrifices

Thanks to computer technology and SMS messaging, Muslims at the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca were able Monday to make their Eid al-Adha sacrifice without getting blood on their hands.

page 6 from 14