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Amazing Cows Hold Promise in Pioneering Sustainable Food Systems of the Future

January 3, 2020

In today’s climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem.…
What does a cow say? Cows use rather complex voice cues to communicate different messages

December 22, 2019

We communicate using our voices. We have a complex system of different words, tones and facial expressions to…
Cow farts are a big problem, but scientists are already tackling it

July 17, 2019

Methane is greenhouse gas. It contributes to global warming and is generally undesirable in places where people live.…
Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

July 9, 2019

An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions.…
A comprehensive look at cow’s milk

April 29, 2019

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and…
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’…
New blood test reveals susceptibility to costly disease in dairy cows

June 21, 2018

Oregon State University researchers have developed a blood test to identify dairy cows that are susceptible to bovine…
Elephant and cow manure for making paper sustainably

April 10, 2018

It’s likely not the first thing you think of when you see elephant dung, but this material turns…
Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don’t compromise the quality of raw milk, study shows

March 5, 2018

Raw milk quality isn’t compromised when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned for hours between loads, according to…
Production of milk and beef could be increased by changing microorganisms in cow’s stomach

March 1, 2018

Cows are basically factories for us. They intake fuel (grass) and burn it in a complex process to…
Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattle

February 20, 2018

A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of…
Are there optimistic and pessimistic cows? Scientists devised and interesting way to find out

February 17, 2018

There are people who are more optimistic and there are people who are more pessimistic. These human character…
Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows

February 9, 2018

For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success.…
Formula made with cow’s milk does not increase diabetes risk

January 4, 2018

A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made…
Having cows put proteins into milk, not waste, is researcher’s goal

October 2, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has hired a new investigator to look into the case of the misplaced protein.…
Schmallenberg virus may reappear, warn experts

October 30, 2016

Schmallenberg virus is unlikely to be circulating in the south of England, but more needs to be done…
Lunar cycle affects timing of birth in cows

September 1, 2016

A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown…
Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by UC Davis Researchers

July 29, 2016

fter more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and…
The eyes have it: revealing the secrets of cow emotions

July 27, 2016

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international…
Happy hormone’s calcium connection may make cows and humans healthier

July 26, 2016

Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University…
New Research Explores New Practice That Brings Cows Into the Woods

July 26, 2016

Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic…
New research seeks to answer lingering questions on the leading cause of lameness in dairy cows

March 22, 2016

Iowa State University veterinarians have uncovered new insight into the development of a foot disease in cows that…
Lactation, Weather Found to Predict Milk Quality in Dairy Cows

February 17, 2016

The quality of colostrum – the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers – can…
Cow feed efficiency project builds on a century of UW-Madison dairy R&D

September 17, 2015

It’s a cool and dusty morning on the Rosy-Lane farm, located just south of Watertown, Wisconsin. Lloyd Holterman…
Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer

September 16, 2015

A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine…
Feed supplement greatly reduces dairy cow methane emissions

August 5, 2015

A supplement added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduced methane emissions by 30 percent and could…
Study in calves offers hope for respiratory-disease treatment

July 24, 2015

As every parent knows, respiratory illnesses — complete with runny nose, sore throat and cough — are quite…
Study: Environmental exposure to hormones used in animal agriculture greater than expected

May 14, 2015

Research by an Indiana University environmental scientist and colleagues at universities in Iowa and Washington finds that potentially…
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…
Veterinary researchers study retinal scans as early detection method for mad cow disease

April 10, 2015

New research from Iowa State University shows that a fatal neurological disease in cows can be detected earlier…
Some Cows’ Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome

April 24, 2014

One reason why some cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in…
First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

April 15, 2014

Cornell scientists have created the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, one of the most common cattle diseases.…
Study ties fetal sex to milk production

February 4, 2014

A new study offers the first evidence that fetal sex can affect the amount of milk cows produce,…
Scientists launch multi-million dollar battle against African disease killing one cow every 30 seconds

January 31, 2014

The Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announced today that a global consortium supported by the Bill &…
Low Levels of Blood Calcium in Dairy Cows May Affect Cow Health and Productivity

November 29, 2013

The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of…
New barn makes cows – and researchers – happier

October 31, 2013

Life’s a beach for Frosty, Junior, Pancho and the 547 other cows who have moved into their new…
Cows’ carbon hoofprint is smaller than thought

October 3, 2013

The carbon hoofprint of dairy cows may be smaller than previously thought, report Cornell researchers. Cows and other…
Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections?

September 19, 2013

Vaccinating cattle against E. coli bacteria could cut the number of human infections by 85 percent, far higher than previous…
Saving the world with cows: why simple ideas don’t work

August 12, 2013

Zimbabwean biologist Allan Savory proposed in a TED talk in March that getting more cows grazing on rangelands worldwide would…
Developing test for disease-carrying ‘Trojan cows’

June 17, 2013

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a test to help eliminate hidden carriers of a significant disease in…
Reducing methane from dairy cows: it’s all in the oil

March 22, 2013

The Carbon Farming Initiative is about to provide incentives for dairy farmers to reduce emissions from their milking cows. Emissions…
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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