Animal health and production and animal products

The Declining Flight of the Bumble Bee

New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest is home to nearly 140 species of native bees, including two species of native bumble bees that are in decline in the Northeast.

Goat Milk?

This growing demand for reduced-fat dairy products to maintain health and avoid diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and obesity has spurred dairy goat researchers at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga., to conduct research on reduced-fat goat milk products such as cheese, yogurt and ice cream, which may increase consumer demand and boost the sustainability of the dairy goat industry.

Grass Fungus May Cost $1 Billion

Grass fungus may cause $1 billion in annual livestock production losses.

New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available

A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).

Feeding Candy to Cattle Helps Producers Save Cash

News circulated earlier this year about a truck hauling Skittles® candy to a producer in Wisconsin.

Improving Lives in Rural America

The University of Wyoming Extension delivers multiple agricultural programs in communities throughout the state.

New Drought Website Assists Alabama Farmers and Residents

​In the 2016-2017 season, Alabama continues to face drought conditions.

Swine Respiratory Health May Shed Light on Human Lung Disease

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) animal sciences researchers are studying the respiratory health of swine raised indoors and outdoors.

The D-A-R-T Way to Handle Cattle

One way to diagnose cattle is to use the D-A-R-T system. The letter “D” stands for depressed; the letter “A” stands for appetite; the letter “R” stands for respiration, and the letter “T” stands for temperature.

Dairy Cows’ Carbon Footprints from Barn to Field

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher began using a specialized device to measure the methane being exhaled or belched by a group of Holsteins and Jerseys. It was the first step in an ongoing study by dairy scientists, engineers, and agronomists to see how a cow’s breed and forage consumption affect the greenhouse gases generated by her gut and her manure.