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    Clariant Launches Antimony-Trioxide-Free System for Laser-Marking Ear Tags

    Clariant has announced the introduction of a new antimony-trioxide-free system for molding and laser-marking thermoplastic urethane (TPU) ear tags used for identifying cattle and other livestock. Masterbatch to Turn Polymer More Receptive Working with Coherent, Inc., one of the world’s leading laser technology companies, Clariant was able to develop an ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • Don’t let poor parlour hygiene ruin the quality of your milk

    Every dairy farmer knows the importance of keeping their milking parlour clean and hygienic to prevent mastitis cases and improve milk quality. However, you may not be aware of just how many factors come into play in order to keep parlour hygiene at its best. Issues with high somatic cell count (SCC) or mastitis can cost farmers time and money to fix, not to mention milk quality and quantity ...


    By ADF Milking Ltd

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Supports Enhancement of Stockmanship and Stewardship Program

    Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Stockmanship and Stewardship is a successful program that helps cattlemen become better animal handlers. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is furthering its commitment to cattle well-being by becoming the premier sponsor of the Stockmanship and Stewardship events in 2017, in addition to its ongoing commitment to BQA. Program support from BI allows for the number and scope of ...

  • Homestead Dairy USA enhances management capabilities with Afimilk.

    Starting off as a small family-run business in 1945, Homestead Dairy USA has been passed down over the generations; and has since grown into a commercial dairy farm with about 50 employees and over 3000 cows at 3 different facilities. Today, Brian Houin — whose father and uncle bought the farm from his grandfather in 1979 — continues to fulfil the farm’s commitment to supply the ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Cargill eliminates 20% of shared-class antibiotics used for beef cattle

    Cargill is eliminating 20 percent of shared-class antibiotics, those deemed important for human medicine and farm animals, from its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, and four additional feed yards operated by Friona Industries, which is a strategic business partner that supplies the company with cattle.  The total number of cattle ...


    By Cargill

  • Internet of Things – Improving Animal Welfare and Reducing Use of Water

    It’s been a buzz word for some time now; the internet of things (IoT), which sees the adoption of technologies including sensor-controlled rooms for growing lettuces, cows connected to the internet to improve milk, and even bees receiving a boost from automated heaters. A report by Beecham Research, as detailed in The Guardian, examines how the use of IoT has real potential to cut costs and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Higher milk yield by giving cows a name: fact or fiction?

    Fact! Increased human attention to the individual animal improves milk yield and cow behavior. On farms where cows were called by name, milk yield was found to be higher than on farms where this was not the case. Increased human attention to animals and predominant positive contact are the key factors in improving the quality of human-animal interactions. Human-animal interactions can ...

  • Croppers pose new threat to Amazon rainforest

    Despite Brazil having made great strides in reducing logging in the Amazon region, a US study says the country faces a renewed threat to its forests. The report’s authors − who focused on the Amazon states of Mato Grosso and Pará, where they interviewed ranchers and meat processors − say the cost of raising beef cattle is prompting many ranchers to consider switching to ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Genome analysis helps in breeding more robust cows

    Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. For example, two variants have proven responsible for disruptions to the development of embryos and for curly hair, which is disadvantageous because more ticks and parasites occur in curly hair than in ...

  • Ag for Life Invests $65K in Support of Rural and Farm Safety Programming

    In its commitment to enhancing rural and farm safety efforts in the province of Alberta, Agriculture for Life has announced an investment of $65,000 over the next three years towards the Ag for Life Learning Corral and Barnyard and Boots Farm Safety program. Presented by Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and Ag for Life, Barnyard and Boots ...

  • Changes to TB cattle movement controls

    This measure builds on changes made in 2012 and 2013 to TB cattle controls and is consistent with the “Strategy for Achieving ‘Officially Bovine Tuberculosis-Free’ Status for England”. The aim of the Strategy, published on 3rd April 2014, is to achieve Official bovine TB Free (OTF) Status for England within 25 years, whilst maintaining a sustainable livestock industry. ...

  • US senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup

    A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn't be penalized by an ...


    By Associated Press

  • Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

     University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster. What’s more, the researchers believe that eventually, those naturally occurring compounds will be used to make processed foods taste ...

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Florida cattle ranchers seek locally grown label

    Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State. Alligator, tomatoes and, of course, oranges are on the list. One thing isn't highlighted: Florida beef. That's because, unlike many other states, it's nearly impossible to buy beef that's been ...


    By Associated Press

  • Israel life science news

    Agritech start-up MiRobot's innovation is a robot that will completely automate milk production, at a far lower cost than anything else available. Automated milking systems that are on the market are not really appropriate for large dairy farms. That's why the idea of a robot for large farms — one that can handle hundreds of cows quickly and efficiently. The MiRobot system enables farmers ...


    By miRobot LTD.

  • Israeli robot could be your next ‘milkman’

    MiRobot’s automated milking system could be the biggest thing in dairy farming in a century Israeli cows lead the world in milk production, and Israeli dairy companies have set up projects in far-flung places like Argentina and Vietnam to export Israeli know-how on feeding, milking, and raising cows. For many farmers in the developing world, Israeli know-how has fostered a revolution in ...


    By miRobot LTD.

  • Mali’s Inner Niger Delta communities facing extreme drought

    Communities in Mali’s Inner Niger Delta are facing an emerging drought. At this time of the year the Niger River in West Africa is normally reaching its peak, delivering water for millions of people including the 1.4 million living in Mali’s Inner Niger Delta. This year, water levels are drastically low compared to previous years. About the Inner Niger ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Cattle testing positive for tb to be dna tagged

    Cattle testing positive for Bovine TB are to be DNA tagged to further strengthen controls preventing spread of the disease. Evidence is emerging that some cattle farmers in the South West and Midlands may have been illegally swapping cattle ear tags. That means they may have been retaining TB-positive animals in their herds and sending less productive animals to slaughter in their ...

  • Movement restrictions on older cattle introduced

    Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs   (National) Cattle born or reared in the UK before 1 August 1996 have had new movement restrictions placed on them as an extra precaution against meat from these older cattle entering the food chain. The restrictions are being placed on cattle born or reared in the UK before 1 August 1996 following a ...

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