Livestock Health News

  • Composting Roundup

    Washington, DC: Best Practices For Community Composting The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released “Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices,” written by ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis and Brenda Platt. “Though small-scale composters are often exempt from certain state permitting or local zoning requirements, it is paramount that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Ace scoops second Queen’s Award

    DUNDEE based Ace Aquatec has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for the second year in a row after its electronic stunner was recognised for animal welfare innovation. The Award for Enterprise Innovation marks the success of the company’s in-water electric stunning system ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

    SOME of Iceland’s salmon farmers are facing a new and unusual source of opposition to their growth plans. Whale watchers and the tour companies that take them out to sea are challenging a proposal by AkvaFuture to produce up to 20,000 tonnes of fish in Eyjafjörður, in the north of the country. The plan is to set up six cages on both sides of the fjord, which is one of the longest ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Dairy farmers call for stronger trespass penalties

    DISTRESSED farmers are urging state and federal lawmakers to crack down on bullying against regional communities amid safety fears sparked by vegan protests across Australia. Peak dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has called for all state governments to beef up trespass laws to include imprisonment and a minimum fine equal to the cost of police intervention.  “It ...

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • Agrilevante, a resource for Mediterranean agriculture

    The 2019 edition of the showcase of technologies and machines for agriculture, to be held in the Bari exhibition centre from 10 to 13 October next, was presented in Bari. Growing numbers and a new section dedicated to animal husbandry, with the exhibition of fine breeds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, characterize the review, organized by FederUnacoma and Nuova Fiera del Levante with the ...

  • Soil Health from Local Farmers & Experts On Tap at Free SFA Cafe Chats

    The Sustainable Farming Association is again hosting its series of popular Cafe Chats, free events featuring area farmers who are practicing soil health principles like cover crops, more diverse species, reduction in soil disturbance and adding livestock. ...

  • Find Dacs at Ippe 2019

    The patented Corona Inlet fan provides precise mixing of incoming air with warm room air, thereby maintaining a perfect in-house climate. Trademarks are:  Perfect air distribution and even temperatures.  Constant flow of oxygen rich air in the bird zone.  Mixing of incoming air with warm room air.  Significant reductions ...


    By DACS A/S

  • My Birds Pay Back on the Better in-House Climate

    Marc Van Thournout owns a broiler breeder farm and a hatchery near Pittem, Belgium. Marc distributes day-old chicks to several broiler farmers in the Pittem area. Nearly all of Marc´s houses are now equipped with DACS ventilation. New broiler breeder house - In 2010 I was planning for an expansion of my operation and was searching for new and better production methods in order to increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • SFA Celebrates World Soil Day as Timely Events Approach

    Today, Dec. 5, is World Soil Day, which the United Nations has marked to “celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.” ...

  • ALLCOT Group, Fazenda Terra Boa y Atlântica Simbios CSA sign an agreement to submit to Gold Standard certification a project to restore the Atlantic rainforest

    Allcot Group, Fazenda Terra Boa and Atlântica Simbios CSA have celebrated the signature of a very valuable partnership agreement, with the objective of submitting to Gold Standard certification a project to restore the Atlantic rainforests of 391 hectares located inside the limits of Terra Boa farm property through the planting of approximately 392,725 native trees saplings ...


    By ALLCOT

  • The Dangers of Mad Cow Disease!

    For the first time in over ten years Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) better known as Mad Cow Disease has reared its head again in the UK with cases recorded on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland this October. ...

  • African Swine Fever devastates swine herds across Europe.

    This year has seen the return of one of the most devastating agricultural viruses for pigs. With over 100 reports of the highly contagious outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV-Asfarviridae) across Europe and Asia recorded during the start of autumn. Although African Swine Fever was believed to have been wiped out throughout Europe in the 1990s its return has been expected following the ...

  • African Swine Fever Devastates Swine Herds Across Europe

    How to protect yourself from the dangers of African Swine Fever. This year has seen the return of one of the most devastating agricultural viruses for pigs. With over 100 reports of the highly contagious outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV-Asfarviridae) across Europe and Asia recorded during the start of autumn. Although African Swine Fever was believed to have been wiped out throughout ...

  • Salmon farmer ‘ensuring welfare’: SPCA

    A SCOTTISH salmon farm targeted by activists has been given the all-clear by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Loch Roag on the isle of Lewis was inspected by the Scottish SPCA after officers received images of unhealthy fish, allegedly photographed at the site. Managers at the farm, which belongs to the Scottish Salmon Company, invited the SPCA to visit the site ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 2017 Report Highlights AZA Member Facilities’ Important Contributions to Global Conservation and Science

    In 2017, aquariums, zoos, and other organizations accredited and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) funded a record-breaking $220 million in field conservation, led 2,800 education programs, and contributed to 170 peer-reviewed publications. These numbers were produced as a result of AZA’s ...


    By Siemens AG

  • The plant extracts for feed additives

    Application of Plant Extracts for Feed Additives: ...


    By Foreverest Resources Ltd.

  • The Catastrophic Cost of Foot and Mouth Disease

    Foot and Mouth disease has never completely disappeared. Although it has been almost 20 years since the last major outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, which cost the industry more than £8 Billion, it does not mean that the disease is not still a very real risk to the economy. This August the first outbreak since 2001 in the UK was identified at an abattoir in Brentwood in Essex. ...

  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

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