new research identifies cold weather strategies to avoid respiratory illness in calves

posted November 17, 2017

 

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As winter approaches, research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has identified cold weather strategies for attention by regional dairy calf managers.

“Winter weather poses a natural challenge to raising young animals. Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their first calving, first lactation milk production, farm revenue and costs,” says project leader Kimberley Morrill, Ph.D., a regional Cornell Cooperative Extension dairy specialist, Canton, NY.
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nat geo backs the blue revolution

posted December 3, 2015

This video is hiding a LOT of information. We greenhorns ask the viewing audience to question the motives of National Geographic for posting this video about the “blue revolution.”  It’s an input-intensive industrial fish farm which spells out:

Antibiotics

Sea Lice

Genetic Pollution

Dead Zones

Several pounds of wild-caught fish go into feeding every pound of farmed fish.


apocalypse pig

posted November 26, 2015

The last antibiotics begin to fail…

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On Thursday, researchers from several Chinese, British and US universities announced in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases that they have identified a new form of resistance, to the very last-ditch drug colistin—and that it is present in both meat animals and people, probably comes from agricultural use of that drug, can move easily among bacteria, and may already be spreading across borders.

This is very bad news. To read more, click HERE.