Livestock Tagging News

  • £1m project aims to save wild salmon

    A PROJECT aimed at trying to halt the decline in wild salmon stocks was launched this morning on the River Garry in the Scottish Highlands. The Missing Salmon Project will track scores of fish in an attempt to uncover what has caused populations to drop by 70 per cent in the past 25 years. And with global populations of wild Atlantic salmon declining from eight to ten million in the 1970s to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Backyard Chicken Health Pack Display Contest!

    During the spring chick season, dealers nationwide were challenged to develop a dynamic Point-of-Purchase display using the Backyard Chicken Health Pack, with the goals of increasing awareness, promoting bird health and increasing dealer sales.  Winners were selected by the DBC Ag Products’ Management Team and were notified on July 15.  This year’s winners are: 1st Place ...


    By DBC Ag Products

  • 97 Teams Enter Global Vertical Farming Award

    The Association for Vertical Farming and Illumitex are proud to announce 97 teams from 24 countries are competing for the AVF award, the first global vertical farming competition of it’s kind. On March 28, Vice Chair of the Association for Vertical Farming, Henry Gordon-Smith, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with the ‘father’ of vertical farming, Dickson ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Growing German interest in Zambian agri sector

    “Made in Germany” will make a big impression at the annual Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April when 14 German providers of agri machinery and livestock equipment will be part of the German pavilion – this is almost double compared to last year. Martin Botzian, Head of Communication at DLG International GmbH says: “we are pleased to be part of the show for the third time. ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease

    The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will outline a strategy for the total eradication of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) by 2030 at a an international conference starting today in ...

  • The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

    North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and downstream fish migration at this point of the Sieg ...


    By RWE AG

  • MEP releases bulletin on total pollutant load in China in first six months

    An official with MEP told the media today about the “Bulletin on Total Load of Major Pollutants in Local Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities in First Six Months of 2014”. MEP organized the accounting and verification of total load of major pollutants reduced by local regions in the first six months of the year, according to relevant regulations. The results indicated the ...

  • Obesity Primes the Colon for Cancer, According to NIH Study

    Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according to a study in mice by the National Institutes of Health. The finding bolsters the recommendation that calorie control and frequent exercise are not only key to a healthy lifestyle, but a strategy to lower the risk for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United ...

  • Flood Forests are the ‘banks’ storing the wealth of Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

    The 38 floodplain forests of Mali’s Inner Niger Delta are very important to the economy and livelihoods of the 1.5 million people who live there. They contain much of the natural wealth of the delta and are therefore referred to locally as ‘banks’. These forests of Acacia kirkii trees in the arid Sahel are seasonally flooded and help bring the delta to life for both ...


    By Wetlands International

  • New issue of `Food & Biobased News`

    The September issue of 'Food & Biobased News', the newsletter from Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, is now available for you to download. This newsletter is available to all those interested in our research and activities. You can subscribe to this newsletter and will automatically receive the next issue. Feel free to pass this newsletter on to others who may be interested. ...

  • Organic Trace Minerals Market for Animal Feeds 2012-2016 Report

    Global Organic Trace Minerals for Animal Feeds Market 2012-2016 research report forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 6.97% over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for animal proteins. The global organic trace minerals for animal feeds market has been witnessing an increasing use in water-soluble organic feed ...


  • Twitter Chat – The Future of Fishing

    The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running their first ever Twitter chat to mark the final week of National Fishing Month. Anglers can participate in a Twitter conversation titled ‘The Future of Fishing’ by following the #FamilyFishing hash tag between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 22 August 2013. Paul Lidgett, Environment Agency Fisheries Adviser and Mark Lloyd, Angling Trust ...

  • $254,282 in Grants Awarded to Remove Derelict Fishing Gear from Long Island Sound

    Restoration of the Long Island Sound marine habitat took a major step forward today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's announcement of two grant awards to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to identify and remove more than 118 metric tons (260,000 lbs.) of marine debris, including abandoned lobster pots, from the Sound. Through these awards, ...


  • Animal rehabilitation keep (ARK) of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute receives gulf guardian award

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Animal Rehabilitation Keep or ARK located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas will receive a Gulf Guardian Award for 2011 in the Civic/Nonprofit Category. The Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Meeting on August 3, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom at the ...

  • Enable IPC Announces Final Testing Is Underway on New RFID Tag for June Launch

    Enable IPC Corporation (PINKSHEETS: EIPC) today issued an update to shareholders and interested parties regarding the final testing, characteristics and the expected June launch of the Company's new durable, versatile and high performance RFID tag. Final testing for Enable IPC's new RFID tag has begun, and the Company maintains its prior expectations of a product launch next month. As ...


  • 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 ...

  • Animal trackers make tracks for Hobart

    European eels navigate to ocean currents and make deep dives to dodge predators on their 5000 kilometre migration from Ireland to Bermuda to breed. Scientists have learned these quirks of nature by fitting animals with electronic recording and transmitting devices, setting them free, and studying the information they retrieve. More than 250 specialists in the use of telemetry devices (tags) to ...

  • Looking to give back in 2011? VolunteerMatch makes it easy

    It’s a new year, and millions of Americans are pledging to volunteer in 2011. If getting involved at a local organization is one of your resolutions, here’s an invitation to get started at VolunteerMatch.org. With more than 60,000 active listings from U.S. nonprofits, it's the easiest way to find and connect with charities that are making a difference where you live. From the Snow ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Embargoed until 00.01hrs Sunday 12 September 2010: fish with chips to help Defra predict future stocks

    Sensors similar to those used in computer games consoles are to be planted into fish to help scientists better understand their movements under water. Scientists from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are looking to pilot the technology as part of their research into fish habits which will ultimately help with predictions about future fish stocks. ...

  • TED teams up with Sylvia Earle to launch mission blue

    Today, TED and Sylvia Earle, the 2009 TED Prize winner and world-renowned, deep-ocean explorer, announced the launch of Mission Blue to raise awareness of the urgent need to create Marine Protected Areas - Hope Spots - ranging from the deepest oceans to sunlit reefs. The announcement came on the first day of the ...

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