Livestock Articles

  • Antibiotics and the Livestock Industry

    The Earth’s population has more than quadrupled in the last 150 years, which has led to dramatic changes in the livestock industry because farmers had to increase the density of animals in order to meet demand. As a result of the increased proximity of animals to one another, disease became a huge problem. Subsequently, antibiotics began being commonly used on livestock farms. Originally, ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Five key lessons from your open grass silage clamp

    Having results of a silage analysis is one thing. But often, it’s only when you get stuck into seeing what’s inside, and feeding it, that you get a full picture of what you’ve produced.  And how good it is. The quality (and quantity) of your silage can have a major impact on the financial health of your business for six months or more. So, it’s worth checking it now, ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • 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

  • Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows` Waste

    No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas. And while farmers may be unfazed by the smell, the gas is methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Across the globe, livestock spew 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) released in the environment, and over half that comes specifically from cows, according to a United ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Caledonian Cheese, BasePower CHP plant, UK - Case Study

    Combined heat and power (CHP) specialists BasePower have contracted with Clarke Energy to provide a containerised energy centre at Groupe Lactalis‘s Caledonian Cheese dairy in Stranraer, Scotland. Some of the nation’s favourite cheese products are produced here including Seriously Strong and McLelland Mature. The scheme was commissioned in December 2016 and is a major driver in ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Sub-micron Bovine Serum Albumin particles

    Innovative method for spray drying proteins with high yields. Spray-drying was shown to be a rapid, continuous, cost-effective, reproducible and scalable process for the production of dry powders from a liquid. Moreover, in the recent years, spray drying was identified by the pharmaceutical industry as a suitable method to produce protein particles used in pulmonary, nasal and oral ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Pasture Trial – Waroona (2014/2015) - Case Study

    At Waroona in the Peel region of Western Australia in 2014, 12 by 1m square wire cattle cages were placed at random to evaluate the effects of Hibrix pasture treatment combined with 50kg/ha of super phosphate versus the growers standard fertiliser usage of 100kg/ha of super phosphate. The Hibrix treated plots produced significantly higher amounts of dry matter without any reduction in pasture ...


    By NW Solutions

  • The best possible investment - Case Study

    Volodymyr Taratunskiy and his family from the village Kyrnasivka in the Vinnitsa region in Ukraine have been in the poultry business for 20 years. They produce and sell breeders and chickens. All raised in cages. ...


    By DACS A/S

  • 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. ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Researchers model ways to control deadly maize disease

    Researchers have used mathematical modelling to develop techniques to combat two co-infecting viruses causing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) in Kenya. According to researchers who conducted the new study, because maize is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of MLN is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Why are certain herbicides banned?

    Herbicides, also known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control and kill unwanted plants (weeds), leaving the desired plants unharmed. While these products are very useful for farmers, they are not always safe. In fact, many herbicides that were in common use around the world a few years ago are slowly being banned. In this blog post, we will look at a few herbicides that are used ...


    By NW Solutions

  • In case of emergency … call Matthews - Case Study

    How as the world’s leading incinerator suppliers we raced to the rescue We don’t normally see ourselves as one of the emergency services, but just a couple of weeks ago that is precisely the role we found ourselves in.  One of our customers, Kings Hill Cremations, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, suffered a devastating fire that prevented them from carrying on ...

  • Characterization of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in Asi (Orontes) River in Turkey

    In this study, the presence of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in aquatic environments (the Orontes River and an urban wastewater) was investigated. Fifty-four E. coli strains resistant to cefotaxime were isolated from the river waters and nearby waste water treatment plant and screened for ESBL gene variants, different classes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Livorno Ferraris (ITA) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 999 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, gas handling equipment, instrumentation, control, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • BioKW (A) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 1.380 m³/h, 2 x 500 kWel; 1 x 1.000 kWth Manure, fruit- and vegetable waste, energy crops, fat sludge, slaughter house waste, food leftovers Scope of delivery: permission planning, detailed planing, tendering, project awarding, project management supervision, mixing technology, gas handling equipment, instrumentation Start-up: ...

  • Pfiel (A) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 2.000 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 500 kWel scope of delivery: permit application, detailed design, tendering, project awarding, project management supervision, agitator equipment, un-pressurized gas holder, tent-roof gas holder, gas handling equipment, instrumentation Start-up: ...

  • Jezera (SLO) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 1.000 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, input technology,  gas handling equipment, instrumentation, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Great Eccleston Show 2017

    Great Eccleston & District Agricultural Society The next Great Eccleston Show is on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 The Great Eccleston Show is a two day event and is a showcase for every aspect of rural endeavour and the whole range of crafts and skills associated with the country. With cooking, handicraft, horticulture and local arts, this north west ...


    By RE Buildings Limited

  • Pioneering the cause of pet cremation

    We’re proud to be helping establish this European country’s very first pet crematorium Although pet cremation and pet crematoria are now commonplace throughout all parts of the UK and indeed across many, many countries around the world, there are still a number of nations where this practice remains completely unknown.  Recently however, we received an enquiry from a vet who ...

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