Saturday, December 16, 2017

Roadmap for ocean prosperity

"Sustainable Reforms: fishing smarter can increase economic growth, food production and fish population." June 2015: Scientists of a new research series say economic, nutrition and...

Reducing climate emissions from livestock while improving food security

Reducing climate emissions from livestock while improving food security and livelihoods is a global challenge. A recent study on manure management policies and practices...

Dietary choline supplementation in dairy cows

Choline, a trimethylated quarternary amine involved in transport of fat from liver, provides labile methyl groups for transmethylation reactions and is required for the...

New sensor system sniffs out mycotoxins in wheat

The quality of grass herbage and grass silage significantly affects enteric methane production of dairy cattle, according to new research of Wageningen UR in...

New sensor system sniffs out mycotoxins in wheat

Mycotoxins -  produced by fungi  contaminate about 25 % of food crops worldwide, according to the latest estimates. Detecting contamination quickly and reliably is...

Wanda-new, low-cost cattle feeding material

The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board have developed a new, low-cost cattle feeding material, Wanda, made from maize cobs and would offer training...

Layer feed efficiency improved by red algae

December 2014: Research is ongoing to identify areas where algae can improve animal performance, health and welfare. Algae (also called seaweeds) are considered an important...

Insect meal could be the future of animal feed

The costs of conventional feed resources are high, and their availability in the future will be limited. Insect rearing could be a part of...

Scientists just found a way to make GMO’s much safer

US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild, using synthetic biology. An errant GMO...

Jatropha and its merit as animal feed

Climate change and predicted shortages of fossil fuels present major challenges. Currently, biofuel production is from agricultural crops grown primarily on arable land. Conflict...