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Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

London Colney - Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ability to digest milk is linked to a history of cattle rearing

A new study into lactose tolerance investigated the genetic origins of this ability. The findings reveal that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals' fresh milk.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

When R.E.M. plays, cows make more milk

When cows are stressed out, they produce less milk. The solution to this problem is to turn on R.E.M.'s song "Everybody Hurts," according to a study conducted by the University of Leicester.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

More breast milk produced for daughters than for sons

Heifers produce more milk for daughters than sons. Interesting fact, but what about humans? Something similar might be going on.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cow flatulence sparks explosion at German barn

Berlin - Flatulence from 90 cows in a German barn sparked a methane gas explosion that damaged the building and left one cow slightly injured with burns, police said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Tuberculosis hits new high in Zambia

In Zambia, the incidence of all forms of human tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be 444 per 100,000. Many incidents occur in the Kafue area where TB occurs at a high level in cattle and antelope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Romanian farmers sue when subsidies for 'virtual cows' cut off

It's not unusual to read about governments helping farmers with subsidies. In Romania, farmers are paid $150 per cow, and this can be a big help. There is just one little problem with the plan though. No one thought to mention the cows had to be real.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Cow's milk extract kills cancerous cells

A peptide fragment derived from cow's milk has exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. The research was undertaken at the University of Taiwan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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