South Africa needs to develop and produce its own vaccines to protect cloven-hoofed animals from foot-and-mouth disease.
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Foot-and-mouth disease rarely kills animals, but it leads to production losses and economic knocks.
Sam Vincent on the farm.
Sam Vincent’s new book is a comic portrait of a farming apprenticeship, an interrogation of industrial agriculture and an example of how farmers are connecting with the land’s traditional owners.
Many farmers are welcoming an expected summer of La Niña rain, while others have been hit by heavy rain and floods
Capturing cow urine could allow us to reduce the amount of damaging nitrate and nitrous oxide that ends up in the environment.
It’s painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming’s demands. There’s another way – but it involves accepting nature’s limits.
To hit emissions targets, Wales will need to drastically reassess how 90% of its landscape is used.
The Amazon Basin creates the rain that nourishes farmland across Brazil, one of the world’s major breadbaskets.
Brazil’s president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
Consumers need to educate themselves on costs of eating beef and start thinking about choosing low-carbon foods instead.
Environmentally friendly beef is a myth, according to a new report.
Australia has a complex relationship with the dingo.
Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
Brahman cattle in northern Australia.
The humped Brahman cattle are now a regular sight across northern Australia, but it was a challenge to get them accepted by producers.
Warmer temperatures are likely to cause heat stress in cattle raised on natural pastures and in feedlots.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it’s to cope with the changing climate.
Boran cattle are a popular a local breed in eastern Africa.
Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations
Impala drink at a waterhole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Milk used in paint nearly 49,000 years ago could have come from their early antecedents.
It may have been a cultural tradition to use tempera paint that contained traces of milk on bodies according to a discovery at Sibudu Caves in KwaZulu Natal.