livestock

agriculture

Tinder-Style App Now Ensures Dairy Cows Are Having More Sex Than You

If only online dating was this wholesome for humans.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.13.19
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
9.24.18
hurricane florence

At Least 3.4 Million Farm Animals Drowned in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Millions more are still at risk of dying from exposure, starvation, or drowning as the Carolinas recover.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
hurricane harvey

Islands of Starving Cows Discovered After Hurricane Harvey

Though cows can swim better than you might think, they can’t tread water forever.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.17
WTF

Chickens Are the Original Hipsters

When groups of chickens get together, they have a tendency to peck at each other; sometimes, to death. Enter tinted chicken glasses and contact lenses, which help to suppress their violent, cannibalistic urges.
Emelyn Rude
8.28.17
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
CRISPR

These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens

The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
china

The Most Mesmerizing 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
4.30.17
Broadly DK

'We All Live in Fear': How Climate Change Is Devastating to Refugees

In Somaliland, a crippling drought has driven many women and children from their rural villages and into dangerous and overcrowded refugee camps.
Alice Rowsome
4.8.17
Future of Farming

Forget CES, The World Ag Expo Is The Hottest Tech Trade Show

Motherboard visits one of the world's biggest farming exhibitions to find more gadgets than grain.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
2.16.17
Technology

This Giant Vertical Farming Robot Is Coming For Your Crops

It's designed to grow grains for livestock while saving farmers money on labor. But that means it's also coming for some human jobs.
Grennan Milliken
1.10.17
Art

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

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