Animal Production Articles

  • Bettapork, Quensland Australia are happy with their excellent investment in MagFan - Case study

    Bettapork in Queensland, Australia, is a 2000 sow full line production with three individual sites for sows, weaners and finishers. Laurie Brosnan is one of the owners of Bettapork and in charge of the production, and Laurie is constantly working to optimize his production, save energy, and increase animal welfare. Whisper quiet –  We are very happy with the performance to date. The ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Finland`s most productive pet crematorium - Case Study

    Finland’s largest pet crematorium was inaugurated in January 2017. A large proportion of the country pet cremations are cared for and processed with dignity in the A50IC plant manufactured by Addfield. The plant is operated from diesel and electricity. The fuel consumed by the plant is converted heat to cremate the animals and the brick lined refractory insulation, widely regarded and one ...

  • Organic livestock: why you should embrace it

    The term “organic” is widely used nowadays, usually to refer to products and practices related to a healthier and more conscious lifestyle. But what about organic livestock? Learn more about the practice, its benefits and why you should start embracing it as your main production system. What is organic livestock? Organic livestock is a practice that consists on ...


    By GR Trailers LLC

  • Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit - Case Study

    Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 years. Experience tells him even the smallest mistake in the planning process can have a significant negative impact on the welfare of the pigs. Healthy pigs thrive –It is essential that the pigs feel well. If they do, the pigs will keep ...


    By DACS A/S

  • From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017

    What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for ...


    By Ensia

  • Biobased Economy opportunities for North-Netherlands

    The three Northern provinces of the Netherlands could join forces to become a major producer and supplier of renewable resources for the regional production of ‘green’ chemicals, plastics and animal feed. This is one of the conclusions from research carried out by Wageningen University & Research, Greenlincs and the University of Groningen. Close collaboration with the German ...

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn. While these efforts are important, they ignore one of the biggest water-use culprits found in virtually every household: food and beverages. The production of food and beverages is a water-intensive process. According to the ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Maximize Growth Potential & Production

    Every farm environment has unique opportunities and challenges. Your young animals’ performance is determined by your ability to recognize their specific needs and to make the necessary adjustments to your feeding program based on their genetic potential, housing environment, and environmental conditions. The greater the producers’ ability to recognize the challenges of the ...


    By Grober Nutrition USA

  • How the Earthworm Improves the Soil

    Nature has ways of converting vegetable and mineral raw materials into high-quality products. The inconspicuous earthworm provides striking example — it is a minirefinery in the soil. The dew worm or common earthworm, which is native to Europe, is just one of more than 3000 earthworm species in the world. About 30 centimeters long, the powerful earthworm digs ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Can mountains of animal bones boost food security in Ethiopia?

    By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils As unemployed young men pick through trash heaps near Jimma University in southwestern Ethiopia to find treasures to sell, they search for one of the hottest resources in demand at the moment: discarded animal bones. ...


    By Ensia

  • OSTP Announces Second and Third Public Engagement Sessions for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products

    On February 1, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the dates and locations for the second and third public engagement sessions that will discuss the July 2, 2015, memorandum entitled "Modernizing the Regulatory System ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • StealthNet and OvoControl: A one-two Punch

    A large steel farm building that houses a university’s agricultural animals had a serious problem. Though there is a roof, two of the sides are wide open, and the roof’s open beam structure provided thousands of feet of perching surfaces for pigeons. StealthNet to the Rescue Bird ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • Does one of the world’s most abundant animals need protection from our appetite?

    As demand grows and habitat disappears, scientists ponder tighter controls on the Antarctic krill harvest. Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue ...


    By Ensia

  • Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife

    Can the right breed help keep both domestic animals and native carnivores alive? This story was co-published with High Country News, a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. On a bright fall morning in central Washington, a flock of ...


    By Ensia

  • Rates and product identification for trenbolone acetate metabolite biotransformation under aerobic conditions

    Trenbolone acetate (TBA) metabolites are endocrine active contaminants discharged into the aquatic environment in runoff from agricultural fields, rangelands, and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). To investigate the environmental fate of these compounds and their biotransformation mechanisms, we used inocula from a variety of different water sources and dosed biologically active ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The use of GMOs and consumers' rights in the European Union

    Most European consumers are against the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) products. Nevertheless, the European Union (EU) does not set particular limits to GMOs intake while it is restrictive with regard to GMOs farming. As consequence nine Member States, including France, Italy and Germany, have adopted measures to forbid GMOs farming on their land. Worldwide, the EU is the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic

    The Siberian Arctic is one of the most remote and pristine corners of the planet. During the brief summer season, temperatures can climb into the 90s Fahrenheit, and the seemingly endless expanse of boreal forest — or taiga — and tundra explodes with plant and animal life. Every summer since 2008, R. Max Holmes and colleagues from the Woods Hole Research Center have brought a growing ...


    By Ensia

  • The nutritional assessment of GMOs before commercialisation, how to approach a comprehensive assessment

    Using the in vitro gas production technique - which evaluate nutritive value of ruminants feeds - the fermentation kinetics of genetically modified (GM) corn and the gas production of GM soybean were respectively faster and lower compared to their respective conventional counterpart, although the chemical composition were not affect by the genetic modification. Concerning the fate of vegetable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules

    On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two coordinated actions based on its belief “that production use indications such as ‘increased rate of rate of weight gain’ or ‘improved feed efficiency’ are no longer appropriate for the approved conditions for medically important antimicrobial drugs.” First, it released ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Key Players in Climate Adaptation

    In most developing economies, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) employ up to 78 percent of the population and account for approximately 29 ...

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