livestock industry

Copper Boosts Pig Growth, and Now We Know Why

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
According to new research, the element seems to enhance pigs' ability to utilize fat after absorption, resulting in increased energy utilization of the entire diet

Common Feed Ingredient Tested Safe in Bulls

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Until now, no one had studied the effects of distillers grains—a  common feed ingredient—on bull development and fertility

The Advent of 'Green' Cattle

by University of Bristol

Livestock farming is often dismissed as irredeemably inefficient and polluting. But that was before anyone thought of considering a cattle herd as a diverse group of animals

Cooler Cows Have Healthier Calves

by Elsevier

Calves born to cows experiencing heat stress during early pregnancy experience related effects that continue throughout their lives, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science®