UK's organic cows are cream of the crop
...nificantly higher levels of nutritionally desirable fatty acids and antioxidants, which was a direct result of the extensive outdoor rearing and fresh forage
These New-Zealand type dairy systems are not common in the UK, as weather conditions in many areas of the country make it unworkable, expla...
Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus
...unique characteristics. Along with being one of the few mammals that lays eggs, the platypus has a duck-like bill, an electrosensory system it uses to forage
for food underwater, and a thick fur coat adapted for icy waters. Males have hind leg spurs that can deliver venom that causes excruciating pain.
Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor
...el of the challenges of bipedalism [walking on two feet rather than four]." These changes would have allowed women in prehistoric times to continue to forage
for food, as well as quickly avoid predators, she said.
Whitcome's study included 19 pregnant women between the ages of 20 and 40. The researchers ...
Fat Horses Face Health Problems
...overfeeding of grain and concentrates, the evidence indicates that improved forage
and lack of exercise are the two most common contributing factors in ... example, the knowledge gained concerning the correlation between fortified forage
of exercise and obesity in the horse can be immediately util...
Color Vision Drove Primates to Develop Red Skin and Hair, Study Finds
...ish between blue, green and red colors. Primatologists have disagreed about whether this type of color vision initially evolved to help early primates forage
for ripe fruit and young, red leaves among green foliage or evolved to help them select mates.
Now a new study published online this week in A...
Research on Fruit Bats
...(Fig. 1) do not echolocate. They have large eyes and pronounced visual centres in the brain. Fruit bats need a good sense of vision, because when they forage
at night for nectar and fruit, they orient by vision and the sense of smell.
During the flights to the foraging grounds at dusk and the return to...
New Study Suggests Perchlorate Effects on Thyroid Function of U.S. Women
...hese sources has led to the widespread presence of perchlorate in groundwater, drinking water, and foods including milk, vegetables, fruit, grain, and forage
crops. Large doses of perchlorate have been shown to inhibit iodide uptake and reduce thyroid hormone production. Prolonged reduction in thyroid hormo...
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Lenfest forage fish task force launched
May 28, 2009 -- The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University has launched the Lenfest Forage
Fish Task Force, a team of 13 preeminent scientists from around the world that will develop management plans to tackle the unprecedented depletion of forage
fish from our oceans. ...
MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions
...nts, crop species and soil types that are agriculturally important to the state. This strategic placement allows researchers to accommodate any crop, forage
and turf species grown in Missouri and surrounding states.
"Water is a finite resource that is in great demand for a wide variety of reasons, in...
Humans lend a hand to critically endangered waterbird
...ds survive around half of the global population.
Working in partnership with BirdLife International, the researchers found that the ibis prefer to forage
in open and accessible sites with low vegetation and bare soil. This is believed to be because it makes it easier to find prey, aids take-off and land...
Parasitic worms make sex worthwhile
...iology report. "What matters here is the fact that the parasite can't complete its life cycle in the deeper parts of the lakes because the ducks only forage
in the shallow-water margins of the lake."
Sexual reproduction is clearly favored in the lakes' shallows, but why? To test whether worm parasites p...
Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn
...ck it is likely to be a case of 'needs must' as the anatomy of this particular species of fish does not offer significant protection from predators to forage
alone safely. They may have been 'forced' to learn from others about where to feed while hiding from predators as they themselves cannot risk looking...
Wiping out the world's mass migrations
...al History, first author of the paper in Endangered Species Research . "Fencing, for example, blocks migratory routes and reduces migrant's access to forage
and water. Migrations can then stop, or be shortened, and animal numbers plummet."
Migrations of large-bodied herbivores (also called ungulates) o...
Managing Douglas-fir forests for diversity
...e wildlife habitat features, or low wood production that provides cover and forage
for a wider variety of wildlife species.
"Land managers need effective a...hat are low in productivity but may have the potential to provide cover and forage
for a range of wildlife species.
Each of the stand structures had diff...
Sequencing the cow's genetic code -- a new agricultural era dawns
...es of immunity, lactation, digestion and metabolism. These changes could help explain the amazing ability of cattle to efficiently convert low-quality forage
into energy-dense meat and milk, processes long exploited by man.
Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?
...is research is funded by USDA-ARS.
Systems ranging from species-diverse pasture and organic systems to more specialized conventional alfalfa-based forage
and corn-based grain systems were compared at two sites in southern Wisconsin from 1993 to 2006.
Crop production analysis was published in the 2008...
Separating the good from the bad
"This discovery could impact our understanding of how water currents affect ocean microbes, particularly with respect to their ability to forage
for food, since chiral effects make them drift off-course. But it is also important for several industries that rely upon the ability to separate two-...
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New Probiotics Bacteria Supplier ProbioFerm, LLC Provides the Highest Quality Beneficial Bacteria Available for Product Development
With technologically advanced expertise and equipment, ProbioFerm grows most bacteria strains, including both Probiotic strains and forage
preservation bacteria , and possesses the capability to incorporate them into a multitude of finished goods packaging. Small business companies are g...
Art's Way Manufacturing Announces Launch of New Web Site For Art's Way Scientific - Buildings For Science
...ncluding animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, plows, hay and forage
equipment and top and bottom drive augers. After market service parts are also an important part of the Company's business. We have two wholly owned s...
Glue made from ethanol leftovers might be worth more than fuel
...people want to do the same thing with biomass material that we've been doing with corn," says Weimer, a research microbiologist at the USDA-ARS Dairy forage
Research Center and associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison . "They want to hit it with enzymes to break it down ...
forage in Biological Dictionary
...ndophytic fungus, which produces several types of alkaloids that are toxic to ... Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is Missouri's most widely used forage
crop. ... How does the endophyte affect grazing animals? ... rural heritage vet clinic - endophyte fescue toxicity in horses ... Additionally, ...