Livestock News

  • Maryland confronts overuse of antibiotics on farms

    A new law in Maryland will prohibit the routine use of antibiotics on animals that are not sick, a procedure health experts believe helps spread drug resistant bacteria. The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act will also require the Department of Agriculture to ...

  • Cattlemen support nomination of Gov. Perdue to lead U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in support of President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:   “Governor Perdue’s an excellent pick to head the Agriculture Department. As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as ...

  • Have livestock? The new federal rule that could impact you

    We know a lot of you have livestock. There’s a new federal regulation about to take effect that may impact you. Before adding antibiotics to your feed, you may need to get your veterinarian’s approval first in the future. Right now some antibiotics you can pick up at the feed store without having to talk to your vet about it. A few months from now – you will need your ...

  • Exhibiting at the Pig & Poultry Fair

    Protea are excited to be exhibiting at the Pig and Poultry Fair www.pigandpoultry.org.uk, which will attract more than 10,000 visitors this year, and will be held at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 10th – 11th May 2016. Protea will be showcasing our analysers and sensors specifically aimed at the agricultural and livestock industry. The ...


    By Protea Limited

  • Livestock goes free entry for all

    FREE ENTRY FOR ALL VISITORS  Farmers, their families and staff, farm contractors and students, consultants, vets and all in the supply trade will gain free entry to Livestock 2016.  MACHINERY MOVES INSIDE This year, following negotiations with The NEC, we have organised additional ...

  • Impact of Free Trade Agreements on livestock sector in focus at AHDB Outlook Conference

    The impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on the livestock sector’s global competitiveness will be in the spotlight next month. It will form the basis of a presentation by Andrew McLay, of Promar International, at the 2016 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference. Hosted by the three livestock sectors of the AHDB, representing beef and lamb, ...

  • Corn Residue Great Option for Livestock Supplemental Feed

    Corn residue left over from harvesting can make an excellent source of supplemental feed for livestock, according to a forage expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. This is especially true for producers who are facing lower hay crop inventories thanks to the excessive rains that impacted the region during the beginning of the ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Compost made by worms from livestock manure yields benefits when applied to maize

    Vermicomposting livestock manure with maize can increase agricultural benefit by 304%, shows a new study. The combination of increased crop yield and the additional earthworms produced as a result of the process led to a substantial increase in output compared to a traditional composting system. As intensive agriculture and livestock production both increase, unique problems emerge. Heavy use of ...

  • Harper Government Supports National Livestock Traceability Database

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service. This national traceability database will collect, maintain and manage information in accordance with national standards, federal and ...

  • Pork Producers Take Advantage of Trade Opportunities

    The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture), outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to supporting and enhancing the competitiveness of Canada's pork sector in international markets today at the Canada Pork International (CPI) Annual General Meeting. Minister Bernier discussed how the Canada-EU trade agreement will significantly ...

  • The land of vanishing pastures

    The northern Indian regions of Kashmir and Ladakh are home to a variety of livestock that provides meat as well as fine wool used to produce the famous Pashmina shawls. But overgrazing, strong winds and car traffic are now destroying pastures and posing a hazard to the survival of traditional herding. To watch the video click ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Families on city fringes prosper thanks to small livestock project

    A project that supplied chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs to smallscale farmers, most of them women, has proven that with training, veterinary support and a nearby market, livestock are an excellent way to lift people out of poverty. The three-year Italian-funded project, implemented by the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries with FAO technical support, helped 200 farm families near the ...

  • Government backs livestock industry sustainability efforts

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today backed industry efforts to achieve a more sustainable livestock sector. In a debate on a Private Members’ Bill, Mr Paice made a commitment that the Government would continue to work with the livestock industry as it makes concrete progress towards sustainability, and will take a keen interest in ensuring that this progress is maintained. ...

  • Tracking phosphorus runoff from livestock manure

    Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus from soils receiving livestock manure. In addition to reducing the solubility of phosphorus, this method shows particular promise for researchers interested in tracking ...

  • Livestock emissions: Still grossly underestimated?

    The environmental impact of the lifecycle and supply chain of animals raised for food has been vastly underestimated, and in fact accounts for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, co-authors of 'Livestock and Climate Change' in the latest issue of World Watch magazine. A widely cited 2006 report by the United Nations Food and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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