cattle
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2016
Researchers in the U.K. report that badgers may be passing tuberculosis to farm animals not through direct contact, as was previously suspected, but through exposure to urine and feces.
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Jef Akst | May 10, 2016
Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.
A New Breed
A New Breed
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.
Clone Wars
Clone Wars
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 31, 2014
Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.
UK Badger Culls Slammed
UK Badger Culls Slammed
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
Government-commissioned analyses obtained by the media suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.
Steroids Stick Around
Steroids Stick Around
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2013
Body-building steroids used to beef up cattle can regenerate themselves in the environment.
How Now Brown Cow?
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2012
A recent study suggests that domestic cows come from a single founding population of ancient oxen.