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Farm animals News

Jerry Brown vetoes controversial antibiotics bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would establish rules for restricting antibiotics for use on farm animals. Brown's reasons were that the bill was "too weak."

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.

'Pot-bellied' pig could take on a whole new meaning

We have all seen pictures of them — pot-bellied pigs — the little short-legged porcine that supposedly make a good pet. Those grunting little creatures are not raised for food, but their cousins that are, may soon be "pot-head" pigs flying high.

Pig-manure fertilizer linked to human MRSA infections

People living near pig farms or agricultural fields fertilized with pig manure are more likely to become infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, new research suggests.

Spring babies begin to arrive at Fairfax County's Kidwell Farm Special

Herndon - As spring makes its debut, this usually this means Kidwell Farm, in Fairfax County, Virginia, has babies arriving. Several of the animals have already begun to birth.

Group slams 'extremely disturbing' hog abuse at Manitoba pig farm

Arborg - Animal rights group Mercy for Animals Canada has condemned the treatment of pigs at a Puratone Corp. Farm near Arborg, Manitoba. The group secretly shot video footage of maltreatment of pigs on the farm during August and September 2012.

Farm animals attacked at Frying Pan Farm Park in Virginia

Herndon - Police are investigating an incident where several barnyard animals at a county-run park in Virginia have been intentionally slashed. This is the second time in a month that animals at the farm have been attacked.

Toronto's CNE's The Farm brings animals up close Special

Toronto - The Farm is the CNE's special place for farm animals bringing delight to children of all ages. In a city like Toronto seeing farm animals up close is not a common experience.

Farm Sanctuary offers life and love Special

Watkins Glen - Now two decades old, the Farm Sanctuary takes in farm animals that have been harmed in some way or left for dead. After rehabilitating them and giving these animals a new lease on life they are then showered with plenty of attention and affection.

The Barn at Toronto's CNE brings farm to the city Special

Toronto - For city kids in Toronto seeing a cow close up is a rare event. At the annual Canadian National Exhibition the farm comes to the city for area kids to learn more about animals.
 

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The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
A goat lies down in the field
A goat lies down in the field
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
Kidwell Barn houses the animals  many of the babies can often be found inside.
Kidwell Barn houses the animals, many of the babies can often be found inside.
Newborn pigs huddle underneath the heat lamp.
Newborn pigs huddle underneath the heat lamp.
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
A piglet looks in for leftovers after mama has already cleaned out all the feed.
A piglet looks in for leftovers after mama has already cleaned out all the feed.
With all the rain lately  these ducks find their own makeshift lake.
With all the rain lately, these ducks find their own makeshift lake.
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Barn at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Farm at the CNE brings the farm to the city
The Farm at the CNE brings the farm to the city
Mama pig is eating while her babies alternately try to eat the feed and nurse.
Mama pig is eating while her babies alternately try to eat the feed and nurse.
Growing up in a complex farm environment boosts and regulates the immune system  University of Brist...
Growing up in a complex farm environment boosts and regulates the immune system, University of Bristol researchers claimed.
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