Livestock Farming News

Megafarms: 'US model' large-scale livestock farms offer efficiency—and consequences

Genetic Literacy Project - 2 days ago
Intensive farming of livestock offers many advantages over traditional open ranges, not least economies of cost and scale, more efficient healthcare for the herds and flocks, and ultimately cheaper...

Neolithic farmers practiced specialized methods of cattle farming ...

EurekAlert (press release) - 17 hours ago
Swiss farmers practiced various different methods of animal farming as early as 5400 years ago, as demonstrated by a study by researchers from the University ...and...

Want to support local meat? Buy frozen, on consignment

The New Food Economy - 12 hours ago
That's especially true for small livestock farmers, who face another hurdle: With a population of fewer than 10,000 people, many of whom possess sensibilities (and budgets) more aligned with...

Family farm transformed to Morgan Ridge vineyard

Greensboro News & Record - 2 hours ago
Her happiest girlhood memories are of times when she played or worked there alongside her parents. She was especially close to her father. Back then, they raised livestock — laying hens, feeder...

UK has nearly 800 livestock mega farms, investigation reveals

The Guardian - 2 weeks ago
The march of US-style mega farms – defined in the US as facilities housing 125,000 broiler chickens, 82,000 laying hens, 2,500 pigs, 700 dairy or 1,000 beef cattle – has been revealed in an...

Farm Safety Week:Stay safe with livestock

Farming Life - 22 hours ago
Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others and from personal experiences growing up on the farm. Too often, this results in unsafe livestock handling and restraint practices....

Economist: Farm earnings took 'gigantic' drop in Montana in 2016

The Missoulian - 7 hours ago
After reaching historic highs in 2014, cattle prices collapsed to less than half of what they were by the fall of 2016, meaning many ranchers were losing money on their investment. The prices for...

A key component to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries? Livestock

Los Angeles Times - 2 weeks ago
In many rural settings, livestock farming is the most important part of individual household incomes and livelihoods. Daily surpluses of milk and eggs are sources of regular cash incomes in poor...

The Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that 'bleeds' like beef is coming to America's largest grocery chain — here's ...

Business Insider - 12 hours ago
When Beyond Meat, a company that produces plant-based alternatives to animal proteins, claimed it invented a vegetarian burger that tastes like beef, it sounded too good to be true. But the Beyond...

For Farmers, Rotating Livestock Pays Off

Science Friday - 2 weeks ago
This segment is part of The State of Science, a series featuring science stories from public radio stations across the United States. This story originally appeared on Harvest Public Media. On a...

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