Livestock

While developments in vaccine technology have helped eradicate some of the most devastating livestock diseases, women livestock smallholders in particular face barriers to accessing existing livestock vaccines and…

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A serendipitous discovery has led researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to identify a genetic marker that…

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Livestock

African swine fever is not only an economic threat and a threat for food security, it is also endangering wild pig populations. Stronger policies and strategies are needed to mitigate the impacts of ASF on wildlife,…

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Livestock

The farming of livestock to feed the global appetite for animal products greatly contributes to global warming. However, a new study shows that thanks to greater production efficiency, emission intensity per unit of…

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Smallholder dairy production in Kenya has been identified as a key pathway to food and income security by the government. However, there is a lack of adequate knowledge and skills for effective milk production. In the…

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DLG Eurotier 2021 was held as a digital platform in mid-February. This was the first time it was organised in a digital format. Over 41,000 participants from 128 countries joined the online events and visited the digital…

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Livestock

About 300 million families rely on small ruminants as a source of food and income. The small ruminant plague Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) threatens their livelihoods and causes economic losses up to USD 2.1 billion…

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In a multi-national collaborative effort, scientists have announced the discovery of a new set of detailed genetic markers in African cattle that are associated with valuable traits, such as heat and drought tolerance,…

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Livestock

Livestock diseases that affect smallholders in resource-poor settings receive little attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent the considerable return to sustained investment in research for their prevention.

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Livestock

DLG-International GmbH and the European Pig Producers (EPP), reg. Ass., have held the first virtual Pig Summit Webinar. Further webinars on poultry, dairy cattle and aquaculture are to follow from the 25th May on.

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