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  • How to improve milk collection and milk

    Collection of milk from farmer to dairy is done in many different ways in Europe. One should think that collection of milk is pretty straightforward but in reality there are different ways of doing the job depending on traditions, sizes of the farms, level of automation etc. Most dairies will surely agree on the importance of receiving milk of a certain quality and that the cost of collecting the ...


    By Poul Tarp A/S

  • Organic valley supply management program pays off!

    Organic Valley, America"s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, today announced it will raise its supply quota in a move to get farmer-owners from 93% to 100% of their active base on August 1, 2010. A year ago, the farmer owners of Organic Valley pioneered a supply management system to safeguard its cooperative during a period of slowed ...

  • Science-based, practice-driven resources advance dairy industry sustainability

    Since the launch of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment in 2008, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy — established under the leadership of America’s dairy producers — has united the dairy value chain in a collective effort to measure and improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to table. Using a research-based approach, the ...

  • Life-cycle studies: candy bars

    Background Stop at almost any checkout counter and you"ll find dozens of varieties of candy bars. In the United States, where people consume an average of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of candy each per year, candy bars are associated with popular holidays like Halloween and Valentine"s Day. In Scotland, the deep-fried Mars bar, dipped in batter and immersed in a vat of boiling oil, swept the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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

  • Monitoring cow nutrition

    This month 2013 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winner Bill Higgins updates us on the latest news from Wilderley Hall Farm, Pulverbatch, Shropshire, and in particular cow nutrition. Following on from last month’s article we are a third of the way through the maize and the bucket brush is in full use. It does surprise me that after only six loads of maize from the first field we were checked out by the ...

  • How to go green without buying a Toyota Prius

    The evidence is clear-as a society, we need to be more environmentally conscious.  Whether one believes in all the claims of global warming or not, it is an indisputable fact that we need to take better care of our environment. In the last 10 years, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • South Sudan facing risk of famine

    South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo. “The food security crisis in South Sudan is now worsening and spreading westward to areas previously less affected,” Gustafson said, speaking at the conference co-hosted by Norway ...

  • The Devil`s in the details: how going green can go wrong

    If we all just buy organic, fair trade, sustainable, green products we can save the world -- right? That"s what the green business movement tells us and it"s what the burgeoning hordes of green consumers want to hear. Ah, if it were only so easy. The first hint for many sustainable business advocates (including yours truly) that the road to hell could be paved with green intentions came with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Better grazing practices hold key to Kenyan droughts

    The current drought in northern Kenya has deep roots in the current practices of pastoralists that need to be addressed, says conservationist David Western. Failed rains have tipped the balance from poverty to starvation for 12 million in the Horn of Africa. But they don't explain the depth of the tragedy, any more than the growing threat of ...


    By SciDev.Net

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