Livestock

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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Livestock

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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Livestock

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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Livestock

A new open-access web platform provides an overview on antimicrobial resistance in animals worldwide. Drugs used in animal farming are rapidly losing their efficacy, researchers warn. Antimicrobial resistance is rising…

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Livestock

African swine fever (ASF) is spreading across Asia; millions of pigs have been culled during the last months. Small-scale farmers are hit hardest. They often lack the expertise or funds to protect their animals from the…

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The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)
Livestock

Research on Black Soldier Fly larvae in Kenya shows their huge potential for reducing the ecological and economic footprint of livestock feed in Africa.

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Livestock

With the support of diligent sheep farmers, the selective breeding policy of the government in Himalayan Kashmir in northern India is swiftly moving the region towards self-sufficiency in mutton production. This also…

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