Livestock Weighing Articles

  • Rolled vs. Machined Cutting Edge Disc Mower Knives Case Study

    Disc mower knives are used in mower conditioners to cut forage that will be dried and later gathered for cattle feed. There has been a long-standing debate between which knives are better: knives with a rolled cutting edge or the Kondex machined edge disc mower knives. Kondex participated in a recent study to answer this question. DMK Differences. As shown ...


    By Kondex Corporation

  • Large scale dairy farmers in need of a solution - Case Study

    Alsafi Danone is one of the largest integrated dairy farms in the world. Controlling fallen stock and bio-security is critical to the upkeep of a healthy productive herd. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Client overview Alsafi Danone, are the largest integrated dairy farm in the world. They first opened in 1979 and have has since expanded to a herd of over ...

  • African grey parrots and their discovered decline

    Amongst parrots, the African Grey ranks pretty high in popularity. From its obvious-colored coat to its intellectual capacity, these beautiful birds generate large demand around the world. Throughout the lands of West and Central Africa (especially in Ghana), the African Greys had once appeared by hundreds. That can no longer be said today as the parrots have almost completely disappeared from ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • A survey of neonicotinoid use and potential exposure to Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in the rolling plains of Texas and Oklahoma

    Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) populations have seen a dramatic decline in the Rolling Plains ecoregion of Texas and Oklahoma, USA. There is a rising concern for the potential toxicity of neonicotinoids in birds. To investigate this concern, we examined crops of 81 Northern Bobwhite and 17 Scaled quail to determine the presence or absence of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Non‐target effects of ivermectin residues on earthworms and springtails dwelling beneath dung of treated cattle in four countries

    The authorization of veterinary medicinal products (VMP) requires that they be assessed for non‐target effects in the environment. Numerous field studies have assessed these effects on dung organisms. However, few studies have examined effects on soil‐dwelling organisms, which might be exposed to VMP residues released during dung degradation. We compared the abundance of earthworms and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Soil and water: towards a larger-scale perspective of their relations

    Land use changes over time have altered relations between soils and water cycles throughout Europe. There are regions where forests were cut for agriculture or herding, or for industrial, mining, and/or railroad use. Soils were lost, through mud floods, and the water cycles changed so that their present status is one of badlands and/or desert-like areas. Early stages in the path to degradation ...

  • 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

  • Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation

    From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors enlist new — and often problematic — strategies to save endangered species. In 1909, after completing his second term as U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt led an ambitious expedition across east Africa to shoot specimens for America’s most famous ...


    By Ensia

  • The Importance of Scales in the Agricultural & Farming Industry

    Weighing scales are essential and necessary equipment required for a wide range of applications. Whether intended for personal, industrial or commercial use, they serve one important function – providing accurate weight measurements for varied loads. In the agricultural sector, scales are indispensable tools and without them, it would be almost impossible to manage farms or carry out trade! ...


    By Quality Scales Unlimited

  • Can Your Brand Cope With Cultural Chaos?

    Culture for people is a bit like water for fish. Most of us don’t know we have one, although we plainly see cultural biases in those outside our group–biases that stop them from seeing the world as it really is. Our culture is key to our identity. The group we belong to influences what we perceive as cool or nerdy, de rigueur or verboten. Our brand preferences are very much connected ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • We must hear — and heed — the nightingale’s warning

    Our rapidly changing world is devastating bird populations, reflecting the health of their habitats and sending us a message about the quality of our own lives. Many birders enjoy playing an imaginary game with one another: “Blindfold me and place me anywhere in the world — I bet I can identify where I am, as long as you let me hear the birds.” This ...


    By Ensia

  • What’s Happening to the Birds?

    Following in Rachel Carson’s footsteps, a new generation of scientists investigates a new generation of pesticides. Christy Morrissey is driving her white pickup truck along Canada’s endless prairie highway, windows open, listening for birds. She points to the scatter of ponds glinting in the landscape, nestled among fields of canola that stretch as far as the eye ...


    By Ensia

  • How the wild rabbit became domesticated

    An international collaboration involving INRA research scientists has evidenced the impact of domestication of the rabbit on its genetic heritage, thanks to sequencing of its genome. In particular, the scientists have shown that the genes controlling brain and neuronal development were specifically targeted by the domestication process. These results, published on 29 August 2014 in Science, help ...

  • Valuation of nitrogen retention as an ecosystem service on a catchment scale

    An ecosystem service approach was used to study the water purification service exemplified by impacts of land management scenarios. Nitrogen retention was calculated in two agricultural catchments by the dynamic Integrated Nutrients in Catchments (INCA)-N model. The monetary valuation was based on purification efficiency of artificial wetlands. The set of scenarios were based on existing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Food Security in the Sahel is difficult, but achievable

    Africa’s Sahel suffers from degraded soils, erratic rainfall, and an exploding population—all of which hold huge implications for the region’s food security. A recent speech quantified just how dire the situation is this year. Valerie Amos, the United Nations coordinator for emergency relief, estimated at a conference in Rome earlier this month that 20 million people in the ...

  • Bio Exx – case study

    BioExx Specialty Proteins Ltd. (BioExx) is a successful developer of canola-based protein isolates for food and dietary supplement  manufacturers. BioExx began working with POS in 2008 to develop its protein extraction and purification processes enabling production of protein isolates for food uses. Since then, BioExx has developed several products using the people and processing capacity of ...


    By POS Bio-Sciences

  • Anaerobic co-digestion of cattle manure with rice straw: economic & energy feasibility

    Rice straw (RS) is one of the most abundant wastes generated in Valencia (Spain). Traditional waste disposal methods are harmful to the environment. The straw burning emits large amounts of toxic air pollutants and the straw burying produces uncontrolled anaerobic fermentation in the soil. The aim of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of cow manure anaerobic co-digestion with RS in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Scaling up handwashing and rural sanitation : findings from a baseline survey in Tanzania

    Abstract Since 2007, the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) has provided technical assistance to local and national governments implementing large rural sanitation and handwashing promotion programs in various countries. In Tanzania, handwashing with soap and sanitation programs were phased into 10 rural districts in the second half of 2009. This report presents summary descriptive statistics for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using the Terrestrial Residue EXposure (T‐REX) model to assess threatened and endangered bird exposure to and risk from pesticides

    The Terrestrial Residue EXposure (T‐REX) model, a spreadsheet‐based model developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), is used to estimate the concentrations of pesticides on some representative avian terrestrial food items following a foliar pesticide application. T‐REX uses 5 or 6 categories of food items to assess exposure for birds. Different body size classes are used to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How innovation is flourishing at the grassroots

    SciDev.Net reporters across the developing world describe exciting initiatives aimed at supporting innovation in local communities and remote areas. From small-scale hydro-powered electricity in Malaysia to cost-saving solar pumps in Pakistan, communities across the developing world are ...


    By SciDev.Net

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