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Cattle News

Why do cattle have two toes?

As a change to the conundrum "why do cows have four legs?" some biologists have put forward an answer to the question of why cows and pigs only have two toes (or rather paired hooves).

Op-Ed: Nevada stand-off looking like Occupy Wall Street with teeth

There is something happening in America as the Cliven Bundy drama unfolds, and a grazing fee dispute in Nevada threatens to turn into a bloodbath.

Breeding low methane emitting cattle

A new study is examining the possibilities of adapting cattle husbandry and the selection processes for cow breeding, to lower the greenhouse gas emissions produced when cows beak wind.

Human MRSA originated from cattle

The MRSA strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans, and is linked to serious hospital acquired infections, originally came from cattle.

Photo Essay: Around the farm Special

Agriculture possibly started roughly 10,000 years ago in what is now known as Iraq, based on evidence left behind such as animal bones and stone tools. Agriculture allowed human populations to increase dramatically from those of hunter gatherers.

Clue offered in tackling the Schmallenberg virus

A new research report indicates that a key building block in the Schmallenberg virus, which causes birth defects and stillbirths, could be a suitable target for anti-viral drugs.

Op-Ed: Horse slaughter plant in New Mexico causes uproar

Roswell - Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico is set to open a horse slaughter plant on April 29, subject to approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The first horse slaughterhouse to open in the US since 2007 is not without controversy.

Alberta: Cops turned Cowboys - Hours of standoff with rank bull

Edmonton - Freedom is a wonderful thing, at least that is what a bull thought on Wednesday morning, when a bull and a heifer walked through an open gate at an Edmonton Packers feeding area and made their way into the city, causing an all day standoff with police.

Cattle ranchers feed cows beer to make beef juicier

Cattle ranchers are sharing what they say is a secret to making juicier beef, they are feeding their cows beer by mixing it up with the hay cows eat.

Photo Essay: Target 100 event brings the farm to the city Special

Sydney - Target 100 is a commitment to deliver sustainable cattle & sheep farming in Australia by 2020. On 17 and 18 December a virtual farm was set up in the heart of Sydney’s central business district to promote the initiative.

Review: 'Badgers: Dodging the Bullet?' Special

Away from our cities lies an issue every bit as controversial as bankers' bonuses, last years riots or the ongoing Jimmy Savile scandal. The proposed cull of Britain's badgers.

France bids farewell to Jocko the Bull, thousands of cows widowed

Last month Jocko Besne, the most prodigious breeding bull in France died in Loire-atlantique department in western France. Following Jocko's death, an estimated 400,000 offspring have been left fatherless.

After becoming a new nation, South Sudan grapples with violence

When many were asleep in their huts, a South Sudanese tribe killed 57 people — mostly women and children — in retaliation for a previous assault, officials say, renewing a cycle of revenge.

Heckington Show: The largest village spectacle in England Special

Heckington is a village and civil parish in the Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. Every summer the rural show takes place on country farmland. The current site being the Show’s venue since 1867.

Australia stops some cattle exports after cruelty exposed

The Australian government has suspended the export of cattle to 11 slaughter houses in Indonesia after a documentary exposed cruel treatment of the animals.

More than 300 animals seized from Alberta ranch

East Coulee - The Alberta SPCA seized more than 300 horses and cattle, and found a dozen dead animals, during an investigation at a ranch.

Rare cattle saved from fire at historic farm

Leeds - Firefighters rescued several cattle as a fire destroyed part of a large working rare breeds farm and tourist attraction in the UK.

Rare genetically manipulated 'panda cow' born on Colorado farm

Denver - It is believed that there are only 24 rare so-called "panda cows" in the world. The result of genetic manipulation can be purchased for approximately $30,000 and they are bred for the sole purpose of the use as a pet.

Youth talents, animals showcased at NS 4-H exhibition Special

Young people showed up with horses, cattle, vegetables, crafts and more when the Nova Scotia 4-H show was held. They had worked throughout the past year in order to earn a place at the show and were all excited about being there.

Aggressive cattle attack people in France and Austria

People are being warned to avoid cattle when walking through certain areas. A man and a woman were recently left with serious injuries after being attacked by cattle in France, and another couple faced aggressive cattle in Austria.

Cattle Tuberculosis confirmed in West Texas Dairy

Cattle tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a west Texas dairy that has been quarantined since April when some cattle in the herd responded to a TB test.

Natural Grasslands Maintain Biodiversity & Produce Tastier Meat

Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Will Eating Less Meat Curb Global Warming?

The fledgling science of global warming is fraught with simplistic solutions and competing political interests. Should a vegetarian economist be the world’s leading authority on global warming?

Cattles align in a north-south direction like a compass

German scientists have found cattle tend to align predominantly in a north-south direction like a compass. Deer also follow the same pattern.

Texas Firm Recalls Cattle Heads

Dallas City Packing, Inc., a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 941,271 pounds of cattle heads with tonsils not completely removed.

Pathogen that Causes Disease in Cattle Associated with Crohn’s Disease

People with Crohn’s disease (CD) are seven-fold more likely to have in their gut tissues the bacterium that causes a digestive-tract disease in cattle called Johne’s disease.

USDA Executes Largest Beef Recall In History Since 1999

143 million pounds of beef from a slaughterhouse in Southern California was recalled by the US Department of Agriculture. The slaughterhouse has been under investigation for abusing its cattle.

World's most expensive beef to be sold in England

A British city will start selling the world’s most expensive beef within the next three years. Initially, the cattle in Yorkshire, England, will be crossbred, and later original herds from Japan will be imported.

A Break Through For Breaking Wind

Cows are just as bad as us for causing a hole in the Ozone layer with the amount of methane they produce, but not anymore

Despite Mad Cow, Canadian Cattle That Lack ID Tags Still Enter the States

Cattle ranchers in Washington state go after Canadian cattle ... because of mad cow or because cheap Canadian meat is flooding the market? You decide.
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A cow and some sheep in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
A cow and some sheep in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
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Getting cleaned up before entering the show ring.
Getting cleaned up before entering the show ring.
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A cow in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
A cow in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
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Feedlot in the Texas Panhandle
Photo taken: July  8  2006
Feedlot in the Texas Panhandle Photo taken: July, 8, 2006
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2010 cattle predation by species
Data from NASS  2011.
2010 cattle predation by species Data from NASS, 2011.
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Woman driving cattle on the rugged coast of Achill Island  west Ireland
Woman driving cattle on the rugged coast of Achill Island, west Ireland
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Target 100 workers hand out information to the public and encourage them to take part in asking a fa...
Target 100 workers hand out information to the public and encourage them to take part in asking a farmer a question.
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A giant screen is set up at Martin Place  Sydney  as part of a Target 100  
event aimed at deliverin...
A giant screen is set up at Martin Place, Sydney, as part of a Target 100 event aimed at delivering sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020.
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Some sheep in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
Some sheep in Martin Place for the Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event.
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Holsteins checking out their visitors.
Holsteins checking out their visitors.
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Unintended cattle losses by rank.
Data from NASS  2011
Unintended cattle losses by rank. Data from NASS, 2011
USDA-NASS
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Cattle wandering away from the Rim Fire
Cattle wandering away from the Rim Fire
CalFire Fb page
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Bringing cattle out of willow breaks.
Bringing cattle out of willow breaks.
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Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event in Martin Place  Sydney.
Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event in Martin Place, Sydney.
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A giant screen is set up at Martin Place  Sydney  as part of a Target 100  
event aimed at deliverin...
A giant screen is set up at Martin Place, Sydney, as part of a Target 100 event aimed at delivering sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020.
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A cow grazing in wild countryside
A cow grazing in wild countryside
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White Park cattle  which many believe to be the most ancient breed of British native cattle.
White Park cattle, which many believe to be the most ancient breed of British native cattle.
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Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event in Martin Place  Sydney.
Target 100 sustainable cattle and sheep farming event in Martin Place, Sydney.
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