Small mammals in northern Australia have been rapidly vanishing for the last 30 years, and scientists weren't sure why. Now, a major new study found feral livestock are largely to blame.
Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.
This is the first time that camel handlers in East Africa have been shown to have been exposed to MERS.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
Wild ponies have lived in Britain for over 4,000 years, but they're in danger of dying out.
COVID-19 is not the first – nor likely the last – to emerge from the two continents.
We all need to eat. Experts imagine how the next agricultural revolution can feed us while fighting climate change and habitat destruction, instead of accelerating it.
A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
George Monbiot’s documentary could delight and frustrate cultured meat lovers in equal measure.
According to some, meat "grown" in a laboratory would only have advantages: an end to animal abuse, preservation of the environment... But the reality is less idyllic.
Private game farming isn't being managed in a socially or environmentally sustainable way.
During an emergency it's vital you know what your animals need, where you can take them and what your local rules are. Fortunately, there are plans in place and guidelines to help.
Much of the UK's farmland is unproductive. It could be put to better use storing carbon, offering recreation and providing wildlife habitat.
Independent observers will be on board the ships exporting live sheep to keep an eye on animal welfare.
In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.
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.