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Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Cows should be outside. That's the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures. Full Story

College has system to extract water from manure

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a... Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Holy cow! Bovine quadruplets born on Cuba farm

posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Holy Cow! A Cuban dairy farmer says one of his cows has given birth to four healthy calves, a highly rare occurrence. Full Story

Dairies Pamper Cows With Massages, Waterbeds

posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

There's no sound scientific data to back up the claims, but dairy farmers say they believe they're seeing improved productivity. Full Story

Smallest U.S. Cattle Herd Since 1952

posted on February 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Smallest U.S. Cattle Herd Since 1952
USDA’s recent report unveiled culling by cattle producers over the past year has shrunk the herd to nearly 91 million head -- the lowest inventory since 1952. This marks the fifth straight year of declining cattle numbers putting the “bottom in”... Full Story

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery

posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:32 PM

USDA to pay more money for disaster recovery
The Agriculture Department announced this week $300 million in disaster relief funds will be spread across 33 states impacted by tornadoes, floods and tropical storms. USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will... Full Story

Largest single-year decline in Texas cow heard recorded

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Largest single-year decline in Texas cow heard recorded
The worst drought ever recorded in Texas has resulted in the largest single-year decline ever recorded in the Lone Star State cow herd. Full Story

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