Livestock News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about livestock for global development. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:34 GMT en Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition Children whose parents keep animals at home have worse health outcomes and are more likely to be stunted, a study has found. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:34 GMT African swine fever ‘devastating’ if it spreads beyond China South-east Asian and global pig industries to be hit hard if virulent strain spreads beyond China, experts warn. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:21:07 GMT Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions A software tool sets diets for millions of cattle in India to cut methane emissions by 15 per cent. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:49:35 GMT Brazilian discovery could cut stomach bug cases Stomach bug study is first time key infection genes identified. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Methane from Indian livestock adds to global warming Methane gas produced by India’s large cattle population contributes to global warming, says study. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:32:42 GMT Ethiopian herders get automated weather stations Information could help weigh up climate risks if it reaches lowlands residents now using traditional knowledge. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:54:28 GMT Eat less meat to cut drug resistance, says study Strategy to tackle risks from antibiotic overuse may not work in countries like Indonesia where intake is already low. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:00:10 GMT India's poultry industry adds to drug resistance Antibiotic misuse by India’s poultry industry may be contributing to the spread of drug resistance, says study. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:17:00 GMT Virulent Salmonella strain spotted in Brazil Seen outside Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, the strain causes severe infection but has no drug resistance. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:33:00 GMT Taming ornamental plant invasion in Kenya This video shows researchers trying to tame the invasive weed Opuntia stricta using biological control methods. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:36:29 GMT Strengthening veterinary services to benefit the poor Strengthening Africa’s veterinary services could boost livestock production and livelihoods, writes Laura Higham. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:10:22 GMT Drought-resistant grass to spur milk production African dairy farmers could raise their incomes by using improved Brachiaria, a forage grass, a new study reports. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:48:00 GMT Break down barriers between seed banks and field study Food biodiversity needs both systems, just like pandas need zoos and bamboo forests, say Marie Haga and Ann Tutwiler. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMT World Bank shifts thinking on African university funding This video explores a project designed to make the continent’s best universities globally competitive. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT Livestock and sustainable development do mix A focus on emissions ignores the huge diversity in animal farming that can help meet the SDGs, says François Le Gall. Fri, 27 May 2016 06:00:00 GMT Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa Kenya and Tanzania remain hotbed for Brucellosis, which is spread through unprocessed milk. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT Mapping the links between animal, human and eco health For World Health Day, photographs from fieldwork in Africa explore value of ‘One Health’ approaches to development. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 06:15:00 GMT Better grassland care needed to satisfy meat demand Improved management is needed to grow enough grass to feed extra livestock expected by 2050, says paper. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:00:00 GMT View on Poverty: Rift Valley fever fight is flawed Unexplained meat bans can alienate people and hurt livelihoods. Salome Bukachi proposes ways to improve response. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:00:00 GMT The hidden dangers of irrigation in Kenya On World Water Day, hear why some techniques in East Africa should carry a serious health warning. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:00 GMT