Pastoralism is a central part of many Africans' identity. But how and when did this way of life get started on the continent? Ancient DNA can reveal how herding populations spread.
Biodiversity is in crisis. Nowhere is this more serious than among the wild species which our livestock and crops descend from.
Labor hopes their six-point plan could turn around Australia's poor international reputation on animal welfare.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Foot-and-mouth disease vaccines have been successful in several parts of the world. But in Tanzania it’s not that easy.
Q fever is a flu-like infection that spreads to people from animals. The bacteria that causes it can withstand harsh environmental conditions – in particular, drought.
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
According to current regulations, animals that have been genetically edited, like pigs or cows, are considered drugs. What are the consequences of such rules on American livestock and agriculture?
Because insects are an affordable and local food source rich in protein, they can be used as a meat replacement.
US agriculture is dominated by large farms that rely on chemical inputs. In contrast, regenerative farming makes land and water healthier by mimicking nature instead of trying to control it.
South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Bison once dominated the Great Plains but were nearly wiped out by hunters in the 1800s. Now scientists are learning that bison's presence improves plant and wildlife diversity on the prairies.
What is the best way to conserve US national parks in a climate-altered future? One answer is connecting parks and other public lands, so plants and animals can shift their ranges.
Guinea pigs are a good livestock choice and don't compete with humans for their food.
Integrating trees into farming systems can improve farming, help the environment, and boost animal welfare too.
An Australian steer named Knickers broke the internet this week. The heavyweight Holstein-Friesian weighs as much as a small car, but genetically speaking he's within the normal range (just).
Narratives about successful community-based conservation efforts in Tanzania need to be probed.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
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.
Lung plague attacks cattle causing disease and death, and more than US$60 million in losses annually in Africa. A new vaccine could prevent the disease.