Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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To breed better cattle, ‘score’ gene mutations?

A scoring system for cattle DNA could help farmers breed fitter, more productive cows. Learning more about how genes affect health could help humans, too.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Rotating cattle and crops can be OK for food safety

Experiments suggest it's possible for farmers to rotate cattle and organic crops on the same land without compromising food safety.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~3 min

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Fewer cow burps can cut emissions from dairy farms

Dairy farms can play a big role in cutting emissions to fight climate change by focusing on cow burps and manure, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~5 min

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Cow milk production follows a yearly rhythm

Rather than environmental factors like temperature, the amount and quality of milk cows produce depends on an annual biological cycle.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2019 ~5 min

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