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Cows News

New clues about bluetongue virus

Scientists examining a Northern California dairy farm have found how the bluetongue virus survives the cold winter months. The virus hides out in the tiny biting midge that transmits the virus.

'Hero' the Calf's story of survival and inspiration

Greenville - "Hero" survived a case of frostbite that should have killed him. It took his legs but he received prostheses which help him move normally. Soon he will be the star of a children's book series.

Cows kill Austrian dog walker

Media from around the world are covering a story about a 45-year-old Austrian woman attacked by a herd of cows. She reportedly died after being stormed by the large group while walking her dog.

The cost of bovine viral diarrhea

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections result in one of the most costly diseases among cattle with losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year. Scientists are investigating how cows can be protected from the disease.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine developed

Researchers have developed a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells found on the disease-causing virus.

Video: Truck with cows tips over in Russia

Someone filmed themselves driving down a road, and all of a sudden a truck that was transporting cows tips over, and all of the cows end up on the road.

Video: Food hero, the Nelson family — Organic dairy farmers

Altura - The video introduces us to the Nelson family, organic dairy farmers, and explains their transition from conventional to sustainable, and the impact it has had on their health and well-being.

14 cows killed after hit by passenger train in Denmark

Police in Denmark are saying that a group of cows have been killed after they ended up wandering onto train tracks and got hit by a train.

Is feeding cows ice cream, gummy worms the future of farming?

Kansas City - In one of the worst droughts in United States history that occurred in August, corn price futures soared. With corn becoming scarce and expensive, farmers are turning to taco shells, gummy worms and fruit loops to feed their beef and dairy cows.

Dairy cows at the CNE in Toronto are locked in place Special

Toronto - One of the favorite spots at Toronto's CNE to take the kids is The Farm. There are an assortment of domesticated animals located inside the building. Some have space to move but at least two of the animals are trapped in small quarters.

Slaughterhouse shut down after video shows cows being tortured

Hanford - A California-based slaughterhouse has been temporarily shut down after a video surfaced of its cows being treated inhumanely. The video was captured by animal rights group, Compassion Over Killing.

Herd of cows stroll through U.K. neighborhood [Video]

Harrogate - In odd U.K. news, a herd of cows strolled through a neighborhood on Sunday in the early morning hours. A resident caught the episode on video.

Genetically modified cows produce Omega-3 rich, low-lactose milk

Beijing - Chinese scientists say they have created a genetically modified cow whose milk is healthier because it is low in lactose. The scientists have also developed a cow that produces milk rich in health promoting omega-3 fatty acids.

Cows crash Boxford party and drank all the beer

Boxford - A small herd of roving cows got lucky on Sunday in Boxford, Massachusetts. The six bovine sisters happened on free beer at a party and settled down to soaking on the sud. Police say the cows were underage, only six months old, but did not get carded.

Herd of runaway cows takes over street in Wales

A herd of cattle have escaped from a nearby paddock and are roaming through a quiet street in Tredegar in south Wales. The cows have been eating residents' garden flowers, grazing on front lawns and peering into front room windows.

Milk war in Australia

The supermarket giants in Australia have started a food discounting war. In a blatant marketing push Coles began the discounting war by reducing the price of two litre Coles brand milk by 33 percent from $2.99 to $2.00.

Dairy farmer supplies waterbeds for his cows

Glastonbury - A dairy farmer in Somerset believes that waterbeds and classical music are helping his cattle contribute toward the creation of a better quality product.

Milk from offspring of cloned cows being sold in UK shops

A dairy farmer has said that milk from the offspring of cloned cattle is being sold to unknowing customers in shops. Meat from such animals may also be in supermarkets.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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K. Graham s  virtual farm  on FarmVille.
Photo taken 12/08/2013
K. Graham's "virtual farm" on FarmVille. Photo taken 12/08/2013
Karen Graham
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A herd of cows in the road
A herd of cows in the road
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Calf and mama lying in the pasture at Frying Pan Farm Park in Fairfax County  Va.
Calf and mama lying in the pasture at Frying Pan Farm Park in Fairfax County, Va.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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While they are normally quite docile perceived threats to the herd can cause these animals to behave...
While they are normally quite docile perceived threats to the herd can cause these animals to behave aggressively.
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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FarmVille is one of the 10 top online games on Facebook today  behind Candy Crush. This  virtual far...
FarmVille is one of the 10 top online games on Facebook today, behind Candy Crush. This "virtual farm belongs to the author, K. Graham.
Karen Graham
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Herd of Cows on the road to Bor  Jonglei state guarded by men with guns
Herd of Cows on the road to Bor, Jonglei state guarded by men with guns
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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Andy Warhol (American  1928–1987) Cow Wallpaper
1966 Silkscreen on wallpaper 46 x 28 in. (116.8 x ...
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Cow Wallpaper 1966 Silkscreen on wallpaper 46 x 28 in. (116.8 x 71.1 cm) each The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chai...
The Farm at the CNE is where the animals are. Some have space to move but others are locked and chained in tiny cubicles like the dairy cows and nursing pigs.
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Cows and pigs are considered sacred pets in some cultures.
Cows and pigs are considered sacred pets in some cultures.
Photo Courtesy Flickr User Danel Solabarrieta
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