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Cattle feeders at heart of Canada's industry say cow head tax threatens survival

Feedlot operators at the heart of Canada’s cattle-producing region are calling on the Alberta government to overturn a head tax on cattle imposed by Lethbridge County… 198 more words

Canada

Boostering calves

Before weaning we want to ensure the calves immune system is up to snuff.

Weaning is stressful for calves, not because they need the milk. At this point they are 6-7 months old and are actually only getting 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk per day from the cow. 299 more words

Cattle

Volunteers wanted

The HEDGE Project are planning to undertake small scale scrub clearance work on Whitesheet Plantation, where the pine and birch scrub are beginning to encroach on the heathland. 200 more words

Aflatoxins in dairy cattle feed in Senegal

Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts from moulds, especially Aspergillus flavus. These moulds grow on crops, and in particular maize and groundnuts are often contaminated.

In humans, aflatoxins cause rare, high case fatality outbreaks (acute aflatoxicosis) while long-term consumption leads to hepatocellular cancer (globally, around 20,000 deaths annually). 43 more words

ILRI

Before Grocery Stores...

“The first supermarket appeared on the American landscape in 1946.  Until then, where was all the food?… It was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests.  525 more words

Homesteading

Sonoma Aroma 

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To the unfamiliar it must sound so pleasant. If I erase my memory for a few seconds I can smell grapes, redwood trees, and a faint whiff of salty air from Bodega Bay and the nearby Sonoma coast. 698 more words

Animals

Logged Out

Way down in Brazil there are acres of trees

With which local loggers can do as they please.

They bring in bulldozers, chain saws by the score, 365 more words

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