The Future of Milk Production Could Be This Floating Dairy Farm
A port in Rotterdam is preparing for the world’s first floating dairy farm, a three-storey concrete raft housing 40 cows and producing 1,000 litres of milk a day.
'Single-Origin Milk' Is for People Who Want to Know Their Cows
“One might be creamy and taste like ice cream, while other bottles might be very fresh or sweet,” Matthijs Baan writes.
The Cows of the Future Could Be Genetically Altered to Be Heat-Resistant
Hopefully, they will also fart and burp less.
Celebrating Eid on Britain's First Organic Halal Farm
“Muslims and non-Muslims, we’ve all ignored that reality in how our food is produced,” says Lutfi Radwan, co-founder of Willowbrook Farm in Oxfordshire.
From Peasant Farms to 100,000-Cow Mega Dairies: The Extremes of Chinese Agriculture
Food production in China is split between vast, industrial operations using the latest technology and small-scale “peasant” farms that employ traditional agricultural practices.
Cows in Switzerland Could Be Given Acupuncture Instead of Antibiotics
Following the World Health Organisation’s warning that the overuse of antibiotics in meat causes antimicrobial resistance in humans, Swiss vets are trialling alternative medicine.
Robert Burns Was a Secret Cheesemaker
Robert Burns, the great Scotsman who revolutionised Romantic poetry and whose memory we celebrate on Burns Night, had a sideline in cheesemaking on a farm near Dumfries.
This Story of a Huge Skittles Spill on a Motorway Just Keeps Getting Weirder
A Mars spokesperson had no idea how the thousands of defective sweets ended up in a cardboard box on the back of a truck more than 150 miles away.
This 100-Percent Wagyu Beef Comes From Chocolate-Eating Cows
Mayura Station is known for wagyu beef with snowflake-like marbling and buttery flavour—and for the fact that it feeds its cows Cadbury chocolate.
Why This Basque Butcher Loves Fat Old Cows
Imanol Jaca comes from north west Spain, where age and weight is revered, not reviled.
‘Fitbits’ For Cows Could Be the Future of Dairy Farming
Farmers could soon be monitoring their herd’s health via Wi-Fi.
Got Beef: Photos of a Traditional Swiss Cattle Fighting Tournament
While their breeders drink wine and eat cheese, the cattle battle each other for the title of Queen of the herd.
Jojo Schulmeister, text by Philippe Stalder