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Livestock News

Racism taints U.S. rancher in folk hero standoff

Los Angeles - A Nevada cattle rancher has become the unlikely ring-leader of an armed right-wing militia, billing himself as a people's hero locked in a showdown with U.S. federal authorities.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP) - 3 comments

Gassing badgers 'nicer' way to cull, says Britain's Princess Anne

London - Britain's Princess Anne said gassing badgers was a "much nicer" way to cull them than shooting, in an interview to be aired Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Mystery of beached cows in Denmark, Sweden solved

Copenhagen - Fourteen dead cows that washed up on the beaches of Denmark and Sweden were probably dumped overboard by the crew of a Lebanese ship after it encountered bad weather, Danish police said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

South Dakota's ranchers attacked by surprise snowstorm

Sioux Falls - An out-of-season October blizzard hit South Dakota with a vengeance at a time when not even a hint of snow is to be expected for a while. No one was prepared for the blast that would ultimately wipe out numerous ranchers' livestock.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis

Video: Kenyan villagers massacre lion pride that killed livestock

Nairobi - Villagers in the township of Kitengela, near the Nairobi National Park, ambushed and speared to death a pride of lions that had been killing their livestock. The villagers said the lions had been preying on livestock belonging to herders in the community.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Will Schmallenberg virus outbreak cause UK livestock export ban?

Laura Sandys, a Conservative MP for Kent, has called for a ban on the export of UK livestock due to a recent outbreak of the Schmallenberg virus.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Animals compete for 'most beautiful goat' title

Over 170 animals are competing for the title of 'most beautiful goat' in Saudi Arabia to raise awareness of the Hijazi breed of goat.
In the Media by Scott Campbell

Iceland's volcanic eruption threatens nation's agriculture

While the world obsesses over how it might get around the airborne plume of volcanic ash disrupting travel in the northern hemisphere, Iceland has been largely left out of the news.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

Lab-grown Meat Could Solve Multiple Problems

Stem cell research has recently headed in innovative directions. Earlier this month scientists announced they had grown rabbit replacement penile erectile tissue. Now the idea of growing meat in the laboratory without animals is being proposed.
In the Media by Bob Gordon - 6 comments

Uganda: Storm in North Destroys Crops, Kills Livestock

A hailstorm destroyed crops, killed livestock and left at least 10,000 people affected in an area recovering from a long dry spell.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Livestock Dying in Argentine Drought

A drought in Argentina is devastating the cattle industry there as livestock are dead and dying. The nation's economy is taking a major blow.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

A Third of the World’s Marine Fish Catches are Used for Animal Feed

An alarming new study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources finds that one-third of the world's marine fish catches are ground up and fed to farm-raised fish, pigs, and poultry.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Pollution From Livestock Farming Affects Infant Health

A new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics explores the effects of pollution from livestock facilities on infant health and finds that production is associated with an increase in infant mortality.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Deadly Virus Threatens Livestock in Morocco

A deadly viral disease is threatening to kill millions of sheep and goats in Morocco, endangering the local economy and neighbouring countries.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments

Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a six-year-old dairy cow from Alberta. The animal's carcass is under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the human food or animal feed systems.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Meat Eaters vs. Vegetarians

American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year.......
In the Media by Leah - 1 comment

German Animal-Rights Activists Seek Ban On Transports

The transport of 275 million head of livestock, poultry and other animals on the highways and byways of Europe could come to a screeching end if animal-rights activists in Germany have their way.In Germany, the first country in Europe to incorporate an...
In the Media by Ernest Gill, dpa
 

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