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New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle

August 20, 2019

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the ‘One Health’…
Fitness tracker for cows to help Aussie farmers

November 22, 2018

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and agtech startup Ceres Tag have created a new type of ‘fit bit’…
Researchers design flexible cattle disease strategy

December 20, 2017

Each year in Denmark, many cows contract the disease paratuberculosis which is caused by a bacterial infection. The…
Greener Pastures

July 12, 2017

When it comes to animal farming, free range isn’t always better. That’s according to a UC Santa Barbara…
Optimizing Oats for Use as Dairy Forage

November 30, 2016

Wisconsin dairy producers are increasingly adopting a practice that makes economic and environmental sense: They plant oats in…
New USDA App Protects Cattle from Heat Stress

August 30, 2016

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched a new smartphone application (“app”) that forecasts conditions triggering heat stress…
Study shows benefits of ‘livestock friendly’ designation

August 30, 2016

More than a decade after Nebraska created its “livestock friendly” designation, participating counties have gained more cattle farms…
Buzz about natural fly insecticide

January 21, 2016

The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers have developed a clean and safe…
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines

January 13, 2016

Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks during the first half of the 20th century, these…
Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

May 13, 2015

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home…
Got a fivefold to tenfold increase in milk?

March 5, 2015

Antonio Faciola is a scientist, with shiny lab equipment and vials of gooey liquid and beakers bubbling on…
Minimising ‘false positives’ key to vaccinating against bovine TB

February 19, 2015

New diagnostic tests are needed to make vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) viable and the number of…
Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing of Cover Crops

February 12, 2015

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers…
“2,000 Bull Project” Targets Cattle Traits

September 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations…
Finding Long-term Links between Weather and Cattle Production

August 4, 2014

Decades of data kept by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are providing valuable information about how seasonal weather patterns…
234 cattle genomes sequenced in Phase I of 1000 bull genomes project

July 15, 2014

Fleckvieh bull in pasture. Credit: Bayern Genetik GmbH A large team of researchers with members from Australia, France,…
Scientists Scrutinize Role of “Supershedder” Cattle in E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

May 13, 2014

On average, about 2 percent of the cattle grazing in a pasture, or eating high-energy rations in a…
Badgers ultimately responsible for around half of TB in cattle, study estimates

October 21, 2013

Badgers are ultimately responsible for roughly half of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle in areas with high TB prevalence,…
Hope for New Treatments Against a New Viral Disease of European Farm Animals

April 5, 2013

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) has been a recent hot topic for virologists, veterinarians and farmers alike, because it…
Vaccine breakthrough could eliminate spontaneous bovine abortion

March 22, 2013

Professor John Ellis from the UTS ithree institute and Professor Michael Reichel from the University of Adelaide have published findings from…
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