Livestock Weighing Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Pea Soup: A Second Helping

    In my February blog, I introduced you to a pretty serious situation which is taking place in many parts of the country and all over the world: algal blooms, cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.  Well, it looks like last year's problems are once again repeating themselves.  First a quick refresher... Cyanotoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by cyanobacteria.  They can be ...


  • A long-overdue burial for the population vs. consumption question

    Enough about whether population, consumption or production is the problem. We need to get to work on all of them – now. When the topic of human population comes up, the reaction is often a knee-jerk one that reduces a complex conversation to a choice between fertility rates and overconsumption — as if they are mutually exclusive, when in fact they are part of the ...


    By Ensia

  • FDA Issues Final Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals

    On August 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a final guidance document entitled "Guidance for Industry: Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals." See ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FDA Issues Final Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals

    On August 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a final guidance document entitled “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Geotex® 801 Soil helps tame road through the wilderness case study

    The National Wild Turkey Federation has over 800,000 members that are involved with maintaining camps and grounds across the United States. This requires traversing un-paved roads in order to gain access to remote areas, while complying with wildlife agencies rules and regulations. This particular hunting ground posed significant challenges. The best solution to the problem of soft soils and a ...

  • 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

  • Dead pigs found in Huangpu River hit 2,800

    The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai’s Huangpu River has increased to 2,800 after an additional 1,600 corpses were fished out. Labels pinned in the ears of the pigs for tracing purposes have indicated they come from the upper reaches of Jiaxing City in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Local media in the Jiaxing region has reported residents dumping dead pigs into the river since ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Nutrient transport characteristics of livestock manure in a farmlan

    Background :Livestock excretions containing high concentration of nutrient, pig liquid fertilizer, and cattle manure were applied to agricultural land. The characteristics of nutrient transport were examined in surface runoff and groundwater by an artificial rainfall event at real scale field site. Also, the effects of the artificial rainfall event on the characteristics of residual soil after ...

  • 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

  • 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.

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