livestock

climate change

Climate Change Is Leading to Skinnier Pigs, Potentially More Expensive Bacon

A new report from Scientific American asserts that warmer global temperatures will mean a future with smaller—and fewer—pigs.
Danielle Wayda
9.25.18
farming

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.
Caroline Stocks
8.28.18
cows

The Cows of the Future Could Be Genetically Altered to Be Heat-Resistant

Hopefully, they will also fart and burp less.
Nick Rose
6.29.17
food hygiene

New Report Says One in Four British Abattoirs Fail Hygiene Tests

The resulting “dirty” meat could expose consumers to salmonella, campylobacter, and E Coli.
Daisy Meager
2.20.17
Art

Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats Cast the Creature as Noble

Perhaps cuter than a baby goat...
Emerson Rosenthal
11.24.16
farming

The Controversial Plan to Kill 45,000 Wild Horses to Make Room for Cattle Farming

It’s pretty clear that an answer that will please all parties seems nowhere in sight. In the meantime, 45,000 wild horses are anything but free, and their lives hang in the balance.
Alex Swerdloff
9.15.16
china

The Most Mesmerising Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew

With its abundance of yak yogurts, laghman noodles, and bleating sheep—and a general lack of Han Chinese—Kashgar doesn’t feel like a city in China.
Clarissa Wei
8.11.16
food safety

The Amount of Drugs in Our Meat Is Terrifying

A cow slaughtered in Michigan last year had chemical residue that indicated the presence of an antibiotic in quantities more than 13 times the maximum allowed.
Wyatt Marshall
7.21.16
Stuff

What Actually Happens if You Give Yourself a Tapeworm to Lose Weight?

Having a tapeworm isn't the bargain with the devil you think it is. It's hard to find a live one, the side effects are beyond nightmarish and they don't even make you lose weight.
Mike Pearl
4.2.15
Stuff

Some Murderous 'Nazi Cows' Have Been Murdered in Devon

Those Heck cattle were mad as hell. They would "try to kill anyone".
Joel Golby
1.6.15
farming

It's Not Easy Being a Young British Farmer

It's great that there's government initiatives encouraging young people to get into farming, but those already doing it believe energies should be geared towards them, rather than concentrating on shipping more in.
Gareth May
7.18.14
News

Darfur’s Tribes are Killing Each Other Over Gold and Water

And the money to help stop them from murdering each other is running out fast.
Ronan O'Kelly
4.5.13