Rodent Farming News

  • REC Solar and Windset Farms Flip the Switch on 1 MW Solar Array

    REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, today announced the interconnection of a 1 MW solar energy system for  ...


    By REC Solar

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bird flu outbreak spreads to 3 more Midwest turkey farms

    A bird flu outbreak that has puzzled scientists spread to three more Midwest turkey farms, bringing the number of farms infected to 23 and raising the death toll to more than 1.2 million birds killed by the disease or by authorities scrambling to contain it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on Saturday that the H5N2 strain of avian influenza was found among 38,000 birds at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • Protected birds threatened by poisoned prey

    Rodents poisoned by pest control substances may pose a threat to protected birds if the carcasses are not removed quickly enough. A new study found that dead water voles on farmland were scavenged rapidly by red kites and buzzards, suggesting that regular removal is needed to reduce poisoning risks. Chemical poisons are often used to control rodent populations on farms, where the animals destroy ...

  • How to market the future? Break away from your past beliefs

    As the name implies, they’re structures that shelter us from confusion. They give order to our world, eliminate background noise, reassure us that things are as we believe they are. At the same time, they tend to slam the door shut on new perspectives that could help us grow. As you might imagine, rigid belief frameworks don’t hold up well in rapidly evolving environments. They become ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainable Agriculture to Promote Biodiversity

    • Biodiversity affects key ecosystem services, such as the primary production of food for humans and the rest of nature, plus the recycling of nutrients and water. • One hectare of land contains a lot of biodiversity in the soil – equivalent to the weight of one cow of bacteria, two sheep of protozoa, and four rabbits of soil animals such as earthworms. The INSPIA* project is ...

  • March 18: Producers Can Learn About Mobile Units to Process Poultry and Fish for Retail

    JEFFERSON, Ohio – Producers looking to take advantage of the growing consumer demand for local foods but having difficulty in finding methods to process their poultry, rabbit and fish for retail sale may want to consider setting up their own processing units. Industry experts, including those from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • First Big Hanna installed in Hotel O'Xardin, Carballiño in Spain

    We are happy to announce that our Spanish distributor Todoverde based in Ourense, Galicia, Spain have installed their first Big Hanna Composter. Todoverde was founded in 1984 converting manure from a rabbit farm to a natural fertilizer in a sustainable and effective way by using vermicomposting. Today Todoverde produce and sell natural fertilizer, garden products and small scale composters at ...


    By Susteco AB

  • More Than $750,000 Awarded in Connecticut for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health and Vitality of Long Island Sound

    Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 35 grants totaling $1.6 million awarded to state and local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. When leveraged by an additional $3 million contributed by the recipients themselves, a total of $4.6 million will support conservation projects in both states. The projects in ...

  • First Case of Tularemia in Eight Years Hits Delaware

    Last month, the Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed the first case of tularemia in the state since 2003.  The afflicted Kent County man was hospitalized and undergoing treatment for the disease caused by an infectious bacterium.   According to the Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS), “Tularemia is associated with tick bites and is not spread person to person. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Finding vegetables in unexpected places

    Urban agriculture, or urban farming, is becoming more common not only in Detroit-where some say the trend began-but around the country. Urban farms range from small-scale vegetable gardens in abandoned lots to larger operations with hoop houses and honeybees. Community leaders, unemployed workers, and families are hoping that urban farming can help address many of the problems of American inner ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AUS$403m investment for the Australian environment & sustainable agriculture

    The Rudd Government has accelerated work across Australia on environmental and sustainable farming projects, with $403 million committed under Caring for our Country. It will be the single biggest investment over the next four years under the landmark $2 billion program. Caring for our Country reformed the way environmental and sustainable farming projects were funded, by creating a transparent ...


    By Australian Government

  • Landcare groups rewarded for their efforts

    19 landcare groups around the country can rest assured that their projects will go ahead after being awarded more than $50 000 in total by the Transpower Landcare Trust Grants Programme. Grants awarded in the latest funding round ranged from ...


    By NZ Landcare Trust

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