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  • Reference: goat stable in the Netherlands

    JH Automatic bedding distribution system in a goat stable in the Netherlands. This farmer has expanded his existing goat stable with another one, to a total of 1.200 goats. He has chosen to install a JH system consisting of two robots – one for each stable – and one central filling station, a JH Bale Opener, where both robots collect straw. Due to national animal ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • 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

  • First semen collection of Dutch Toggenburg goat in the Dutch gene bank

    The first 165 straws of semen of 8 Dutch Toggenburg goat were collected and cryopreserved on November 23, 2013 by the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) of Wageningen University and Research Centre. This could be realized in close cooperation with representatives of the Dutch Toggenburg breed society. The Dutch Toggenburg goat is a Dutch goat breed, one of the four rare Dutch ...

  • A new kit: Adulterate Goat Milk Strip Test Kit

    We've developed a new kit. See below for more info. REAGEN™ Adulterate Goat Milk Strip Test is a qualitative and rapid lateral flow assay designed to detect Adulterate Goat's Milk residues in raw commingled goat's milk at 0.5%. The unique features of the kit are: Rapid strip test method – 8 minutes High affinity antibody method that requires no heating ...


    By REAGEN LLC

  • Land-applied contaminated manure another source of spread of Q fever

    A spatial analysis of the Q fever outbreak of 2006-2010 has revealed that new research Q fever outbreaks are often linked with the land application of contaminated manure. Until now it was thought that the contamination came directly from goat farms and therefore it was mainly people living in the vicinity of goat farms who became ill. The research was carried out by Alterra, in cooperation with ...

  • United Kingdom contributes to FAO’s work in Syria and Lebanon

    The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon. Part of the United Kingdom’s contribution will go towards boosting winter wheat and barley production in Syria, where more than 4 million people are food insecure. Ongoing conflict has hit food production in the country. Many farmers had ...

  • Environmental Assessment of Livestock

    Demand for livestock products is projected by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to grow 1.3% per annum until 2050. This growth places significant pressure on the livestock sector to perform in a more sustainable way.   Stakeholders across supply chains, including consumers want to know more information about how products are produced and what their environmental ...


    By thinkstep

  • Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease

    The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) will outline a strategy for the total eradication of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) by 2030 at a an international conference starting today in ...

  • Commission welcomes the US Rule announcement to bring the US legislation in line with international standards for BSE

    The European Commission welcomes the United States Department of Agriculture's(USDA) rule announcement to bring the US legislation in line with international standardsfor BSE. This will mean that EU beef and other bovine products will again be allowed for US export. The US market has been closed since January 1998 when the US imposed aban on EU beef on BSE grounds. The re-opening is a welcome, ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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

  • Program announced to address livestock and crop losses due to wildlife

    A new federal-provincial funding program has been announced to address ongoing concerns of farmers about livestock losses and crop damage due to wildlife. Premier David Alward made the announcement of the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program today at the annual general meeting of the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick. Farmers will be able to apply for compensation beginning in April. ...

  • EC funds EUR 72m bluetongue emergency vaccination campaign

    The European Commission has received the backing of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health to adopt a draft Decision approving the emergency vaccination plans of certain Member States against Bluetongue and the first instalment of the Community financial contribution for these plans of up to EUR 72.5 million. The extent of the EU's financial contribution to these programmes ...

  • Tannins` Surprising Benefits for Soils, Forests and Farms

    The tannins that help make good red wine and bright fall colors also may help make good soil and healthy livestock, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. Chemist Javier Gonzalez and soil scientist Jonathan Halvorson, both at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are leading a tannin research project ...

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches a new solution: YANG

    We are pleased to introduce our new solution for livestock producers and pet food application: YANG, the yeast association new generation*. An innovation born of Lallemand research and the expertise of our various divisions — such as oenology, animal and human nutrition — YANG is a synergistic alliance of specific strains of inactivated ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Do agri-environmental policies support mixed farming systems?

    The Large Scale Grazing Systems (LSGS) of the EU are governed by legislation at regional, national and European levels. New research investigates an LSGS in Spain and suggests that the area's traditional mix of sheep and cereal farming needs improved, better co-ordinated regulatory support to survive. LSGSs are large areas of countryside used for grazing in the EU, characterised by cultural ...

  • Country of origin labelling rules for pigs and poultry need beefing up, say MEPs

    A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as “reared” in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs argued that origin labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry should be modelled on the stricter ones already in place for beef, so as not to mislead ...


    By European Parliament

  • The sustainability of livestock grazing land

    European biodiversity significantly depends on the availability of habitat that is not intensely farmed. It is therefore important to identify grazing systems for livestock that require relatively little land management. Sheep grazing and reindeer herding are examples of such 'large-scale low-input grazing systems' (LSGS). However, they must be economically viable as well as environmentally ...

  • Milk and dairy hold potential for improving nutrition of world’s poor

    Milk and dairy products hold huge potential to improve nutrition and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of poor people across the world, according to a new FAO publication launched today. The book, Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, says governments should be investing more in programmes that make milk and dairy ...

  • Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology

    A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder producers in developing countries. The publication, Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish, asserts biotechnologies can help ...

  • Five AGRIPIR projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture

    Five projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture will be launched as a result of the European cross-border cooperation AGRIPIR project. In concrete, plans are being drawn up for the teledetection of diseases amongst animals, the prevention of attacks by wolves and other predators, there mote monitoring of herd activity, and the self-supply of energy to remote holdings, as ...

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