Archive for September, 2011

  • International Greenhouse Gas Research Fund Opens

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

    Agriculture Minister David Carter announced the NZ$25 million Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research at the inaugural ministerial meeting of the Global Research Alliance in Rome in June.
    The Fund draws on the NZ$45 million that the New Zealand Government committed to the Alliance in 2009. [...]

  • Livestock Farming Linked To Respiratory Illness

    Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

    THE NETHERLANDS – Emissions from livestock farms cause asthma and COPD patients living nearby to experience more exacerbations, according to research presented today at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam.
    Also, chances of contracting Q fever from nearby sheep and goat farms increased with the [...]

  • Feeding Natural Plant Extracts To Reduce Odour & Costs

    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    The scientists reported at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
    J. Mark Powell, Ph.D., described the results of three studies undertaken to determine how adding plant substances called “tannins” to cow feed affects the emission of ammonia from dairy barn floors and farm fields [...]