Livestock https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/african-swine-fever-devastating-if-it-spreads-beyond-china.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/african-swine-fever-devastating-if-it-spreads-beyond-china.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/brazilian-discovery-could-cut-stomach-bug-cases.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/brazilian-discovery-could-cut-stomach-bug-cases.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/methane-from-indian-livestock-adds-to-global-warming-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/methane-from-indian-livestock-adds-to-global-warming-1x.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/ethiopian-herders-get-automated-weather-stations.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/ethiopian-herders-get-automated-weather-stations.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/eat-less-meat-to-cut-drug-resistance-says-study.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/eat-less-meat-to-cut-drug-resistance-says-study.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/india-poultry-antibiotic-resistance.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/india-poultry-antibiotic-resistance.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/salmonella-strain-spotted-in-brazil.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/salmonella-strain-spotted-in-brazil.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/multimedia/ornamental-plant-invasion-kenya.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/multimedia/ornamental-plant-invasion-kenya.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/opinion/strengthening-veterinary-services-poor.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/opinion/strengthening-veterinary-services-poor.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/drought-resistant-grass-milk-production-CIAT.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/drought-resistant-grass-milk-production-CIAT.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/opinion/barriers-between-seed-banks-field-study-pandas-zoos.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/opinion/barriers-between-seed-banks-field-study-pandas-zoos.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/world-bank-thinking-african-university.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/multimedia/world-bank-thinking-african-university.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/opinion/livestock-sustainable-development-food-security.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/opinion/livestock-sustainable-development-food-security.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/raw-milk-breeds-fever-disease-east-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/raw-milk-breeds-fever-disease-east-africa.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/mapping-animal-human-eco-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/mapping-animal-human-eco-health.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/grassland-care-satisfy-meat-demand.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/grassland-care-satisfy-meat-demand.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/disease/columns/poverty-rift-valley-fever-fight.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/columns/poverty-rift-valley-fever-fight.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/water/multimedia/the-hidden-dangers-of-irrigation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/agriculture/livestock/livestock_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/multimedia/the-hidden-dangers-of-irrigation.html 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