Livestock News

  • It’s all part of the service

    Last week we wrote how three members of our engineering team have travelled to Adelaide, Australia where they are currently completing the installation, commissioning and hand-over of a large equine cremator plus a multi-chambered pet cremator.  This week ‘Team Matthews’ has been on its travels again, although it has to be said this time it is much closer to home.  Lee ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Team Matthews is in Australia

    We have always said that Matthews Environmental Solutions’ pet cremation technology is made in the United Kingdom and is used all around the world and if you ever needed further proof of this statement then just take a look at the photograph showing three members of our engineering team standing in front of the colossal equine cremator, which ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • New Manure Sidedress Method Lowers Fertilizer Costs, Increases Yields

    With corn needing nitrogen, and pigs and cattle producing a lot of it, anything that offers a better way to use their waste to fortify crops should intrigue farmers. Two agriculture experts at The Ohio State University have redesigned a metal tractor attachment so that it allows farmers to put manure on a field while crops are ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

  • Ensure the Kiwi Bird’s Survival

    Zookeepers at the Auckland Zoo, New Zealand, use METTLER TOLEDO balances to ensure that kiwi chicks hatched in captivity are putting on enough weight to thrive once they are released into the wild. Accurate weighing of the chicks is essential to the decades-old program’s success. Flightless kiwi birds fend off predators rather than take to the skies. In the New Zealand wild, about 50 ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 5th International Workshop on Advancement in Moringa Production & Application

    The Advanced Biofuel Center(ABC) is delighted to announce the 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop viz. 5th Global Moringa  Meet – 2017 to be held on 25- 26 November 2017 at Jaipur, India. India meets more than 80% demand of Moringa Products and thereby enjoying dominant position in the World Moringa Scenario. The global Moringa Products market estimated to be over US$ 4.5 ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New swine vaccine is first U.S.-approved PRRS-Mhp combination

    The first and only combination PRRS-Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) vaccine approved in the U.S. is now available to help swine producers better manage respiratory diseases as part of a customized program of whole herd health. FLEXMycoPRRS is the newest addition to the FLEX line of combination swine vaccines by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). FLEXMycoPRRS combines the efficacy of the world’s ...

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Supports Enhancement of Stockmanship and Stewardship Program

    Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Stockmanship and Stewardship is a successful program that helps cattlemen become better animal handlers. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is furthering its commitment to cattle well-being by becoming the premier sponsor of the Stockmanship and Stewardship events in 2017, in addition to its ongoing commitment to BQA. Program support from BI allows for the number and scope of ...

  • Peace of mind - comes from a box

    With more than 25 years of experience and development, these products are recognized and highly valued on the global market still being at the forefront of technological advancement when introducing the new connectivity technology. For ProTen it is a key part of they run their sheds. SO WHAT DOES THE HEADLINE REFER TO? Having equipment for climate control without having a controller to regulate ...


    By Munters

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

  • MasoSine Certa Achieves EHEDG Type EL Class 1 Aseptic Certification

    The MasoSine Certa pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is now available with EHEDG Type EL Class 1 Aseptic. Certa is one of only two pumps on the market to have achieved EHEDG Type EL Class I - Aseptic certification. For customers, the benefits of the ...

  • Beware of slurry risks to this season`s silage

    According to Ecosyl silage expert, Darran Ward, spreading slurry after first-cut always poses a risk because of the challenge of achieving the 10-week interval typically recommended for slurry to be absorbed before taking the next cut.  But in a mild year like this, when many first-cuts were taken early and farmers will be keen to get back in for second-cuts, he says the time available for ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Choice of winter cover crop mixture steers summer crop yield

    Scientists from Wageningen University & Research demonstrate that the productivity of a next main crop can be manipulated through the choice of species in a preceding winter cover crop mixture. They report their latest findings in the Journal of Applied Ecology of 2nd of June. With their publication, the scientist agree with recommendations of FAO to included cover crops in rotations, on top ...

  • Mining for answers on abandoned mines

    Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he’s working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines.  In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can ...

  • Broiler Bird Weights Keep Lid on Production

    Broiler hatchery data, released weekly by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reflects optimism, running 3 percent above a year ago in the number of eggs set for the last several weeks.  Chicks placed are also above a year ago, and year-to-date are up 1.5 percent.  Figure 1 shows 2017 compared to 2016 in the number of eggs set and chicks placed. Poultry slaughter has ...

  • Increasing food production without damaging the environment

    To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. "Massive agriculture intensification is contributing to increased ...

  • Bioconservacion Gives A Seminar In Turkey For Customers Of The Industrial Sector Of Ulpatek

    The seminar was held on 8th to 10th May and it took place in the dazzling new facilities of Ulpatek, the partner company of Bioconservacion in Turkey, which has more than 40 years of experience in air filtration for the industrial, oil, geothermal, pharmaceutical and health sectors. On the first two days of the seminar various ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Newly Revised Ohio Agronomy Guide for Sale

    A lot can change in 12 years. That’s why the 2005 edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide was just revised to offer the most up-to-date guidelines for planting corn, soybeans, wheat and forages in Ohio, managing the pests they attract and enriching the soil in which they grow. All the guidelines offered in the book are specific to Ohio and based on research in Ohio fields. If a farmer, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Smart Technology And Digital Solutions Drive The Agenda Of The First European Edition Of Gfia In The Netherlands

    The first European edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, GFIA Europe, welcomed an international audience to the Netherlands where smart technology and digital solutions drove the agenda as the accelerators to the future of sustainable agricultural innovations. As the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations, GFIA Europe saw collaboration between ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Webinar will address contracting in agriculture

    A significant portion of livestock, poultry and other crops are raised under production contracts. However, these contracts and their impact on the future of a farm can be difficult to understand. On Wednesday, May 31, Neil Hamilton, Emeritus Director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, will present a free webinar designed to help farmers, advocates, and law students ...

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