agriculture

New study suggests wildlife may be answer to phosphorus crisis

Modern agriculture is underpinned by a steady supply of fertilizer. However, one of the main ingredients of fertilizer, phosphorus, is running out, putting pressure and …

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animal

Pig grunts reveal their emotions

We can now decode pigs’ emotions. Using thousands of acoustic recordings gathered throughout the lives of pigs, from their births to deaths, an international team …

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animal

Farmers should get paid to deliver animal welfare outcomes, vets say

The British Veterinary Association has urged government to deliver its promises of an animal welfare stewardship programme to financially support farmers. Earlier this year, the …

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animal

Animal health training vital for local farmers

Farmers throughout Papua New Guinea lack training and awareness on animal health disease surveillance. This concern was raised by PNG UNRE animal science lecturer Charles …

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Bayer

Bayer partners World Farmers’ Organisation to launch global Care4Cattle grant to advance cattle well-being

Global Care4Cattle initiative offers €30,000 in support of innovative thinking towards enhancing cattle well-being on farm level.   Every day livestock professionals around the world …

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ASF

Denmark to build a fence to keep out ASF

New measures aim to protect the country’s pig herds  Denmark is set to build a 70km fence along the border with Germany to reduce the …

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Farm wizard

New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

A smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and industry partners …

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