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April cold weather could cause a shortage of British fruit, say farmers image
....”. The driest winter period in 20 years is also causing problems for arable and livestock farmers. ...
Households in South East England told to use water wisely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:42:54 AM
....The National Farmers Union said there was also concern about some fruit and vegetable farms. The low rainfall has affected some livestock farmers as far north as the Midlands, where there has been a shortage of grass to feed beef and dairy herds. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
....He said: "We were very concerned about the welfare of our cattle. "This type of pollution is very harmful to livestock and could be fatal to animals. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... Farmers are already having to rethink their operations in the face of higher minimum pay – mainly a result of the national living wage for over-25s, which came into effect last year. Robotic milking machines, in which cows queue up to milk themselves, are now mainstream, while systems tat automatically feed or track the health of livestock are on the rise. ...
Farmers deliver stark warning over access to EU seasonal workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:37:51 PM
.... He said retailers and food processors must also offer longer-term contracts and guaranteed prices so that farmers could invest for the future. He added: “A lot of the work, whether in horticulture, poultry or livestock processing is very manual. ...
After Brexit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:16:46 PM
....And, of course, everyone is pushing their own agenda. Guy Watson, the founder of the country's largest organic retailer, Riverford Organic Farmers, bravely told a gathering of livestock farmers that "there is no getting away from it, we have to eat less meat" . ...
Ethical gifts: think of others when you think of others this Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
....While Care International works extensively across the Middle East, this is Lendwithcare’s first activity in the region. It has teamed up with a local MFI called Reef Finance, which operates in the West Bank and Gaza, and specialises in providing agricultural, business, housing and personal loans to individuals – typically for things such as greenhouses and livestock. ...
The ground rent scandal that is engulfing new home buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:01:40 AM
....She says that, as a first-time buyer, aged 25 at the time, she had no idea what she was letting herself in for. “The key messages from solicitors when we bought were: we can’t paint our door for two years, can’t have livestock on the land – all daft stuff. ...
Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:01:49 PM
...."It will provide huge benefits to the industrial parks and modern farms that will be built in the future," he said. A businessman at the opening told the BBC that the railway "would transform" his trade in transporting livestock. ...
Get off my land! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:03:44 PM
....Each farmer receives on average three to five answers within a couple of hours, and often farmers from other countries begin sending in advice within 24 hours. Until now, rural farmers typically relied on government field officers for assistance if they had a problem with their crops or livestock. ...
Frank Field condemns plan to 'dump' Bernard Matthews pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 09:00:28 PM
....The company, known for the “bootiful” catchphrase, was named after its charismatic founder, who died in 2010, aged 80, with an estimated fortune of £300m. He began his professional life as a trainee livestock auctioneer in Norwich. ...
Clean-living cattle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:47 PM
....At that size, everything changes, says Joe Emenheiser. As a former livestock specialist for the University of Vermont Co-operative Extension service, he advised farmers on raising their livestock. ...
The new sushi? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:35:15 PM
....Their business is called Coalo Valley Farms but it couldn't be any further from a picture of agrarian life. The warehouse holds thousands of "micro livestock" as co-founder and chief executive Elliot Mermel calls them. ...
Pursuing the pirates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:01:27 PM
....This means farmers inland from Kismayo can sell fewer animals to a hungry Gulf market. Although the port has a capacity to ship more than two million head of livestock annually, it presently ships less than one million. ...
1,400 scientists attend Belfast livestock conference image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 05:11:09 AM
....The delegates from 66 countries are attending four days of events at the Waterfront Hall. The conference is looking at advances in livestock science. ...
Zambia's drought hits honey farmers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of August 2016 11:03:34 PM
. The widespread drought in southern Africa has had many direct effects including serious falls in crop yields and livestock deaths. ...
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McDonald's pressured to serve up global antibiotics ban image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 01:04:36 AM
....A new online campaign is putting pressure on fast food giant McDonald's to impose a global ban on products from animals treated with antibiotics. Scientists warn that treating livestock with antibiotics is leading to a rise in drug-resistant superbugs. ...

Grouse shooting: 12 facts about The Glorious 12th 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 03:59:13 PM
....However, gamekeepers claim that responsible grouse moor management actually protects the environment.  More than 60 per cent of England’s upland Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are managed as grouse moors, controlling bracken and controlling the grazing of livestock so heather and wildlife can thrive. ...

Countryfile Live is the perfect way to kick off the summer of the staycation
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....A hugely ambitious event, it is being held from this Thursday to Sunday [August 4-7] in the splendid grounds of Blenheim Palace, the Baroque country house and seat of the dukes of Marlborough at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. A modern take on traditional country shows, featuring livestock (sheep, dogs, ducks, ferrets, falcons and horses), crafts, music and a spectacular performance from the contemporary Cirque Bijou, there will also be hard-hitting debates on issues as diverse as Brexit, fracking, methods of food production and affordable housing. ...

'No survivors' as hot air balloon with 16 on board catches fire and crashes in Texas
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....Lockhart is about 30 miles south of Austin. The crash took place in a rural area, made up of farmland with grazing livestock and open fields. ...
Kenya's flourishing camel milk industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 12:22:28 PM
. The drought that has been gripping much of east and southern Africa has devastated crops and livestock in many areas. ...
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US set to import British beef and lamb for the first time in 20 years
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:01:00 PM
....". Charles Sercombe, livestock board chairman at the National Farmer's Union, which represents British farmers, said: “The US is potentially a huge and affluent market that has strong links to the UK as we share history and language. ...

Australian man uses Lamborghini to tow trailer of goats
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 04:28:53 PM
. Using a £200,000 car to tow livestock? That's goat to be a joke. ...

Channel 4 begs public to stay away from Eden wilderness
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Eden, which began on Monday night, follows 23 volunteers who have agreed to be cut off from society for a year, in what the broadcaster says is a ground-breaking social experiment aimed at finding out how Britons react to life without modern conveniences. The group, who have been provided with enough livestock and plants to allow them to survive while they build their community, began filming in March, within the confines of a 600 acre private estate on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, on the far western tip of the Scottish Highlands. ...

Beast of Dartmoor mystery solved after famous circus owner Mary Chipperfield 'set three Pumas free in 1970s'
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. For years, the rumours of big cats roaming Dartmoor and savaging livestock have been dismissed as sheer fantasy, no more credible than claims of the existence of the Loch Ness monster. ...
Don't count your chickens … how restrictive covenants affect homebuyers image
....Some people are prepared to take their chances and plead ignorance if caught. For example, some may take the view that even if they are technically banned from keeping “fowl” or “livestock,” they are unlikely to face legal action for having a couple of chickens at the bottom of the garden. ...
What's up dock? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 11:00:51 PM
....Cut off from global financial institutions, Somaliland's government operates on a budget of about $250m, with the private sector responsible for rebuilding much of the country's infrastructure since the end of a civil war with Somalia in 1991 that left 90% of the capital, Hargeisa, in ruins. For now, the country's fragile economy survives on huge remittances from its diaspora and by exporting vast quantities of livestock to the Middle East. ...
'I don't see a problem': Tyson Foods CEO on factory farming and antibiotic resistance image
....The meat industry has reason to be worried. The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat - and blame is being directed at the livestock sector, accused of overuse or misuse of drugs. ...
Ugly fruit and veggies are making a comeback on US grocery shelves image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 02:00:05 PM
....Cosmetic imperfection is one of the causes of nearly 10m tons of food wasted at farms per year, according to analysis by Refed, a coalition that assesses food waste and aims to find solutions. The push for perfect looking produce leaves out the more humble looking goods such as sun-scarred apples or bulbous strawberries – many of which are discarded into landfills or troughs for livestock. ...
In Taiwan, leftover food scraps help farmers sustain porky appetites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:00:00 PM
.... From there, the food travels to farms, where it helps ensure a good supply of one of Taiwan’s food staples. Farmers have fed leftover food to livestock for centuries, but Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice. ...
UK supermarkets urged to stock more British lamb image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 04:46:43 PM
.... This is particularly relevant this year because Easter takes place earlier than in recent years. Tom Fullick, the National Farmers’ Union’s livestock adviser, said all retailers should make clear to farmers when they wanted to source from the UK, so they could plan their production cycle all year round if necessary. ...
How antibiotic resistance could wreak havoc on health, food and travel image
....Related: In-N-Out Burger beefs up its promise of antibiotic-free meat. The food sector, primarily livestock production, is already grappling with a post-antibiotic reality. ...
Isis is strangling Syrian trade but a new orange co-operative is turning to Russia image
....Scroll down a Google image search of Syria and all you will find is images of war. There is seemingly no evidence of the country’s fertile landscape, its once thriving agriculture sector or its colourful exports of tomatoes, oranges, apples and livestock. ...
Water-poor Saudi Arabia moves farming venture to drought-stricken California image
.... But rapid growth depleted those aquifers, causing many farms to collapse and forcing the nation to whiplash from being a net exporter of many commodities to a net importer. Alfalfa, a thirsty crop that is among the most nutritious livestock feeds, is just one case in point. ...
In-N-Out Burger beefs up its promise of antibiotic-free meat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 04:00:08 PM
....In-N-Out Burger has long set itself apart with its refusal to use frozen meat, microwaves and heating lamps, and a focus on higher-quality, freshly made food. But it hasn’t stood out in addressing a big public health concern about the tie between drugs used routinely to raise livestock and the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. ...
Factory farming divestment: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 09:31:03 AM
....Hoping to echo the success of the fossil fuel divestment movement (which has seen more than 400 institutions commit to pulling money from coal, oil and gas companies to tackle climate change), campaigners are now urging investors to wake up to the financial risk of companies directly and indirectly exposed to harmful practices. Intensive or factory farming of livestock is characterised by a large number of the same species of animal raised in closed barns and with their movement restricted. ...
UK consumes far less than a decade ago – 'peak stuff' or something else? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 01:26:00 PM
....The Office for National Statistics data released on Monday reveals that on average people used 15 tonnes of material in 2001 compared with just over 10 tonnes in 2013. The figures look at the total amount of biomass (crops and livestock fodder, wood and fish), coal, oil and gas, metal and non-metallic minerals such as construction materials used in the UK every year. ...
Dechra's sales take off after poultry acquisition image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 04:27:59 PM
.... Dechra manufactures drugs for household pets and farm animals  Photo: ©Richard Dunwoody. The pharmaceuticals company is attempting to expand its global footprint and increase its exposure to the 'food producing animal' sector, more commonly known as livestock, through acquisitions. ...
'Whatever we do, shops tell us to be cheaper': the growing crisis in Britain's farms image
.... What we would need is a different food economy James Rebanks, Herdwick shepherd . Mr Handley said he has sold off the rights to his single farm payment, a subsidy paid every year by the EU to farms that carry out activities seen as benefiting the community, such as keeping certain livestock or tending to wildlife habitats. ...
Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... This makes it much easier to identify individual plants and animals that are particularly robust or productive. This knowledge, in combination with traditional breeding, can accelerate how quickly we improve the genetic potential of our crops and livestock. ...
Farmers warned bluetongue disease likely to arrive in England this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 10:37:31 AM
....Originally from sub-Saharan Africa, the virus can, in fatal cases, cause swelling in animals that restricts the flow of blood to the tongue, leaving it blue. In most cases, livestock suffer fevers and respiratory, eye and foot problems. ...
Milking it: critics take aim at new environmental guidelines for dairy industry image
.... “There’s definitely a risk of greenwashing happening,” Hunt said. The livestock industry is already under-regulated, Hunt added. ...
Fracking fears raised by new study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 02:29:23 AM
....". "Indeed the research has found that in the minority of cases where they have recorded some methane emissions from decommissioned wells, these emissions are typically less than one would get from just a handful of livestock grazing in the same fields," said Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKOOG, the representative body of the UK Onshore Oil & Gas industry. ...
Britain’s first garden town: housing crisis solution or 'dog's breakfast'? image
....For centuries, Bicester was a sleepy market town. Handsome houses in Cotswold stone still adorn the centre; the name of its pedestrianised thoroughfare, Sheep Street, reveals its past as a livestock market. ...
Opening up Australia's northern frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 08:13:46 PM
...."We have heavy rain during our wet season. Roads become impassable for passenger vehicles, let alone for the transport of livestock. ...
The five ethical stories that will define the next decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 02:43:06 PM
....Industrial farming methods are increasingly coming under scrutiny, especially when it comes to the routine use of antibiotics. Although our growing resistance to them can in part be put down to poor prescribing and use, Dr David Wallinga points out that more than 70% of medically important antibiotics sold in the US are used for livestock to promote growth or for routine disease prevention in the “less-than-healthy conditions found on industrial farms”. ...
Eco-condoms to Ikea's veggie balls: the top 5 ethical living stories of 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 12:46:54 PM
....The need to reduce people’s meat consumption (and help the public forget about the horsemeat scandal) is acute. The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships put together, yet a recent report from the Carbon Trust found that awareness of the environmental impacts of livestock production remains “surprisingly low”. ...
The drugs don't work: our post-antibiotic future could already be here image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 05:00:05 AM
.... But it’s not just doctors being cavalier about writing prescriptions. More than 70% of medically important antibiotics sold in the US – including penicillin, tetracycline and the like – are sold for livestock, not sick people. ...
Can Monsanto's CEO move the debate about GMOs beyond good versus evil? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 02:00:14 PM
.... Producing meat is more resource intensive than growing vegetables. In other words, growing corn and soy to feed to livestock is wasteful because those crops can feed more people directly. ...
Protein drinks and baby formula could offset Greek yogurt's dark side image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 12:42:45 PM
....For the past few years, major Greek yoghurt producers have paid farmers to deal with their whey. These farmers would find piecemeal solutions to the waste such as mixing it with livestock feed or with manure to create fertiliser. ...
Canada and Mexico win $1bn trade ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 11:05:12 PM
....Canada and Mexico were given permission impose up to $1bn (£664m) a year in trade penalties on the US for the policy. The programme requires meat to carry labels stating where the livestock was born, raised and slaughtered. ...
Three food companies with a climate footprint bigger than the Netherlands image
....US animal feed manufacturer Cargill, for example, declares its official annual emissions as 15m tonnes. If it included the emissions arising from growing feed crops and their use by livestock then its climate impact, according to Global Justice Now’s new findings, would be an estimated 145m tonnes. ...
Why seed banks aren't the only answer to food security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 12:01:12 PM
.... Farmers, the stewards of food, operate on thin margins. They can’t be expected to grow crops or raise livestock for which there is no market. ...
Meat should be taxed to help save the planet, think-tank suggests image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 11:59:34 PM
.... . In a report, the think-tank argues that the livestock sector has been “almost completely overlooked” in efforts to tackle climate change, despite the fact it accounts for about 15 per cent of global greenhouse emissions – the same proportion as direct emissions from cars, planes, trains and ships combined. ...
The stockman who built a cattle empire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 05:06:14 PM
.... . The two brothers wanted to grow livestock in the country's dry centre, supported by Queensland's channel country rivers - the Georgina, the Diamantina and Cooper Creek. ...
Heat stress: the next global public health crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 07:15:03 AM
.... Dizziness, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches and nausea are all common symptoms of heat stress, especially when linked to dehydration. Similarly, crops and livestock are affected by extreme heat, resulting in failed harvests and weakened animals. ...
Move over meat: how the UK can diversify its protein consumption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 06:15:02 AM
....While the health and environmental consequences of a diet high in red and processed meat are well-publicised, demand for animal protein generally doesn’t seem to be falling off. A new report from the Carbon Trust on protein diversity found that while awareness of the environmental impacts of livestock production is increasing, it remains “surprisingly low” compared to other environmental issues. ...
VIDEO: Victoria Alonsoperez, 28, Uruguay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 02:02:21 PM
....After studying space engineering, Victoria Alonsoperez became one of the founders of ieeTech which looks for engineering solutions to agricultural problems. The company uses satellites to monitor tagged cattle to help farmers track livestock and detect signs of disease. ...
Brexit is a life or death matter for Britain's farmers  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 01:00:21 PM
.... Most farmers have thin margins, if they have any at all. DEFRA figures for 2013-2014 show that a fifth of cereal and grazing livestock farms failed to make a profit, and this was before the latest leg down in global commodity prices. ...
Rise of the smart farm: get ready for satellite-controlled cows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 12:03:22 PM
.... This helps prevent too much soil compaction, which causes lower yields, and means fewer seeds or treatments are wasted. Satellite positioning is also being used to monitor and manage livestock. ...
Morrisons pulls plug on £2m sustainable farming project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 07:33:50 PM
.... We are pleased with our achievements at the farm including developing our signature beef specification and creating best practice guidance for our suppliers. We will take the learning and development knowledge gained from Dumfries to progress our sustainable livestock programme with our existing farmer supply base. ...
Australia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: what we do and don't know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 07:49:41 AM
....Robb says tariffs on beef into Mexico and Canada will be eliminated within 10 years and there are further gains in Japan. The Australian meat and livestock industry says the tariffs levied on Australian beef entering Japan will be reduced from those negotiated under the recently completed Japan-Australia trade deal (JAEPA). ...
The rise of Britain's 'camouflage' villages image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 04:00:13 AM
.... West of the Pennines, nestling in the Eden Valley and on the route of the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway, is the Cumbrian village of Lazonby. There’s a livestock market of prize breeds and a mile stretch of trout fishing on the River Eden. ...
Quorn bids to sate global appetites after £550m sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 05:11:48 PM
....Quorn – the meat substitute which was once the preserve of vegetarians – is aiming for worldwide growth after being sold this week to a Philippines noodle firm for £550m. Food scandals, concerns about the environmental impact of farming livestock and an advertising campaign fronted by multiple gold medal-winning runner Mo Farah had already broadened Quorn’s appeal beyond vegetarians. ...
Farmed fish could bring us cheaper food, but is it ethical? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 12:38:03 PM
....It is this technological advance that is likely to have spurred Cargill – one of the world’s largest food companies – to spend £1bn buying up the Norwegian salmon-feed supplier Ewos. If it can use some of Ewos’ knowhow in its livestock business, so the thinking goes, it could save millions of dollars in feed and production costs. ...
Farmers received £12.4bn in cheap loans last year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 10:30:16 PM
.... . “It is vital that farmers have access to the money that they need to invest in plants, machinery or livestock”, said Anthony Brown, chief executive of the BBA. ...
Affordable dream homes in beautiful places: welcome to Britain's hidden gems  image
....” . There are still livestock, craft and farmers’ markets in the old Buttermarket, along with an artisan bakery, fish deli and hardware store. ...
Indonesia increases number of cattle import permits, say reports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 11:54:37 PM
....A spokesman for the Australian agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, said he is “encouraged” by news that more permits will be released. “While this is a matter for the Indonesian government, the Australian government’s continued engagement with Indonesia and advocacy for our livestock export industry has highlighted the benefits of a good relationship and an open trading environment for both countries,” the spokesman said. ...
VIDEO: Farmers hold talks in milk price row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 05:51:57 AM
Airport to be emergency lorry park image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of August 2015 06:20:11 PM
....Freight carrying some goods, such as perishable food, will take priority. Lorries carrying livestock, including shellfish, and fresh produce such as fish and meat, will not enter Stack but will be sent directly to their crossings. ...
Google tried to buy a meatless burger company (and was rejected) image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of July 2015 11:08:48 AM
.... . Patrick Brown, the 60-year-old Stanford University biologist and physician who founded the company, told the Wall Street Journal last year that "livestock is an antiquated technology” and a "completely unsustainable" system with "terribly destructive environmental consequences. ...
Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 06:30:03 AM
....While expensive systems like the N Sensor remain mostly the preserve of the large farms, smaller businesses are experimenting with different technologies. Andrea Graham, the head of policy at the National Farmers Union (NFU), points out that livestock farmers are increasingly able to track the health and movements of their animals with tags that relay data to the farmhouse. ...
How do I become … a hedgelayer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 06:00:06 AM
.... Living trees – usually maple, hazel, blackthorn, or dogwood in Leeke’s case – are partly cut, bent and woven together horizontally, creating a barrier that strengthens as it grows. Leeke specialises in two: the Midland, a robust style devised for mixed farming and livestock control; and south of England, a neater, pruned form that commonly borders the grasslands of the Berkshire and South Downs. ...
What was good for Germany in 1953 is good for Greece in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of July 2015 01:21:18 PM
.... Eight per cent of the population of seven million had been killed, 10 times the death rate for the UK during the war. The Germans stripped the country of livestock and everything else that could be moved; railways, roads, bridges, ports, had been destroyed. ...
'I would never vote to leave Europe' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:01:07 PM
....An EU-subsidised wind farm followed, as well as EU-subsidised roads, stables, telephone lines and even an environmental park. Anavra's 30,000 cows, goats and pigs used to roam freely in the village, causing hygiene and health problems, but once modern farming techniques were introduced, the quality of the village's livestock and produce quickly improved, as did the price their wares were able to fetch. ...
House prices near fracking sites could fall by up to 7 per cent, government report warns image
....The report warns that the risk of explosion could add to insurance costs on properties within five miles of a site, while those within one mile could lose between 0 and 7 per cent of their values. It adds that, even if contaminated surface water does not directly affect drinking water, “it can affect human health indirectly through consumption of contaminated wildlife, livestock, or agricultural products”. ...
Is it time for an antibiotic-free label on our food? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 10:18:01 AM
....The issue was brought to a head today after pork sold by several leading British supermarkets was found to be contaminated with a strain of the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA. Experts warn that the superbug has emerged as a result of the overuse of antibiotics in livestock destined for human consumption. ...
Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods image
....The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, which runs its own organic farm and retail food business, has emerged as a leader in promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing between tribes, said Foxworth. The Oneida Nation provide mentoring and trainings on topics like environmental stewardship and livestock management, and co-hosts an annual Native food sovereignty summit with FNDI. ...

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