Dairy cows are sensitive to heat, so farmers cool them down with sprinklers and fans. Researchers are designing better, more efficient systems to keep cows comfortable through hot California summers.
By 2100, heat stress in cows could see average sized dairy farms losing up to £14,000 a year.
Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside the body will help this dairy farm figure out how to get the most milk from their cows.
Canada's protectionist stance on dairy products has attracted the ire of Donald Trump. The U.S. president raises legitimate points about a system that costs Canadians at home and abroad.
California's artisan cheese-making industry has followed the changing tastes of the state's population waves, from the mid-1800s through today.
Environmentally friendly beef is a myth, according to a new report.
What would possess an Antarctic expedition to take dairy cows to the icy continent? Back in 1933, Admiral Byrd did so for reasons of image-making, publicity and territorial ambition.
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
Hindu "cow vigilantism" against Indian Muslims, is now threatening the social fabric of this multicultural, secular nation.
Millions of Americans believe brown cows produce chocolate milk? The way the media reported this factoid raises questions about science literacy – but different ones than you may think.
A crackdown on the beef and leather trades has put hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits out of work, vexing already-tense religious relations and hurting India's economy.
Bulls aren't the worst offenders – and 94% of walkers killed had dogs.
Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s but the type of meat consumed has changed significantly. Chicken and pork both now far outstrip beef, mutton and lamb.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
Eat less meat, save the world
The case of bovine leukemia virus shows how scientists monitor health risks in our food supply and why it's critical to revisit scientific conclusions when new technologies become available.
Tens of thousands of Dalits protested against a lack of freedom – on India's Independence Day.
We assume that dogs are smarter than other domesticated animals, but science says otherwise.
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
The dairy industry faces a number of welfare issues, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gases.