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  • Bio-QZ processes cow manure for anaerobic digestion

    The community of Sand in Taufers in the Italian South Tyrol has set itself the target of eliminating the CO2 emissions of its population. A decisive role in achieving that aim plays a AD plant on cooperative basis. The used cow dung as substrate is pre-treated by the MeWa QZ. Sand in Taufers and its 5,300 inhabitants are forging ambitious plans. Local government and citizens are ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • When is a cow like a car?

    Martin Barrow, Head of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust discusses the need for the meat industry to take action on carbon emissions. When is a cow like a car? It may sound like a joke, but the answer could be serious for meat producers. Red meat is suffering from a wave of bad press. Shoppers' confidence in beef products has been knocked by the horsemeat scandal which has also increased ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Cows’ diets get environmental boost

    It is a tiny molecule with a mouthful of a name, 3-nitrooxypropanol, but European scientists say it could make all the difference. It could convert a cow or a sheep from a monstrous methane-producing machine into something a little more environmentally friendly. In doing so, it could increase the energy ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Discussing fiber degradation and dairy cow development in Denmark

    A technical meeting “from Calf to cow” recently organized in Kibæk, Denmark, was attended by 45 farmers. A panel of four external contributors allowed to cover complementary topics from calf to cow nutrition. Panel comprises of external vet, nutritionists and feedmillers. The discussions were rich and animated, and topics such as calves daily growth and fiber digestibility ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • California agencies seek dairy digester projects – Proposals due November 1

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group have announced a joint solicitation for dairy digester concept proposals. California is the largest dairy state in the USA, with approximately 1.7 million cows producing more than 3.6 million dry tons of manure per year that ...

  • Three Ways to Support Poultry and Livestock through Soybean Quality

    Soybean meal is the most widely used source of protein for poultry and pigs in the United States and abroad.  It is estimated that more than 75 percent of all soybean meal produced in the world is fed to poultry and pigs.  Dairy cows also are major consumers of soybean meal.  For the soybean industry to remain viable, it is crucial these industries remain big users of soybean meal. ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local ...


    By Associated Press

  • New strategy aims to reduce agricultural ammonia

    As concerns about air pollution from large dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to mount, scientists are reporting a practice that could cut emissions of an exceptionally abundant agricultural gas—ammonia—by up to 30%. In the May-June 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, a team led by Mark Powell, a soil scientist with the USDA ...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Meet Lallemand Animal Nutrition at Eurotier, Hall 16, Booth C04

    From November 11-14, Hannover will once again host the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. Lallemand Animal Nutrition will be pleased to welcome visitors in Hall 16, Booth C04, to share its range of solutions and services aimed at helping animal producers express the full potential of their animals in a natural way. Today, beyond ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

    Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer. Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Farmer fined for polluting stream with slurry

    A Dorset farmer has been ordered to pay £16,339 in fines and costs for polluting a tributary of the River Divelish with slurry. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The pollution was first discovered during a routine inspection of the river on September 20, 2012. Agency officers traced it to Lowbrook Farm, Belchawell near Blandford Forum run by dairy farmer Clifford Yeatman. ...

  • Household compost as good for soil as conventional fertilisers, say EU researchers

    Since 2005, conventional disposal of organic waste has been prohibited in Sweden. Instead, this waste is incinerated or separated at source, processed (composted or anaerobically digested) and recycled as fertiliser on crop land. A new study has investigated the use of organic waste from different sources as a fertiliser and found that residue from biogas production is an effective fertiliser. ...

  • Green Mountain Graduates 186 Students; College President Declares Climate Neutrality

    Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn announced today at the school's 174th commencement ceremony that the 700-student Vermont liberal arts school has achieved climate neutrality. GMC becomes the second climate neutral campus in the nation and the first to achieve it through a combination of efficiency, large-scale ...

  • OriginClear and Farm Equipment Distributor Team Up to Treat Agricultural Effluent

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, and Renewable Water Technologies (RWT), a spin-off of Wisconsin’s Renewable Algae Group, plan to form a joint venture (JV) to offer ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Improve your silage making processes

    Taking control of the preservation process Conducted among more than 100 UK dairy farmers, a massive 78% thought they could make better grass silage, says Jackie Bradley, product manager for Ecosyl, who organised the survey.     But most producers simply didn’t feel in control of the preservation process, she says, with fermentation, in particular, emerging ...


    By Ecosyl Products Limited

  • OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

    The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout -- acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep. Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves that are more susceptible to developing kidney failure after ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Cattle contribute to greenhouse gas production in soil

    As harmless as cattle may seem, they are regarded as a threat to the climate. Through their digestion they produce the green house gas methane, which they expel continuously. Scientists from the Institute of Soil Ecology of the GSF – National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Neuherberg, Germany and Czech colleagues at the Budwies Academy of Sciences have shown that cattle can boost ...

  • Ireland's Keenan Systems' Livestock Feed Technology Delivers Breakthrough Productivity Gains and Improves Farm Margins

    At an event today in Washington, D.C. for agriculture industry and policy makers, executives from Richard Keenan & Company, Ireland's largest provider of livestock feed technology, showcased results from the pilot phase of its Gain Plan™ initiative in the US. Gain Plan is an alliance program designed to speed adoption of a transformative new dairy and cattle-feeding model that optimizes ...


  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

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