Friday, February 22, 2019

What are innovations in livestock production?

Dairy industry: Innovations until 2020 are mainly aimed at increasing (financial) returns and market orientation, with a great deal of attention for the closing of cycles, natural behavior of the animals, biodiversity and landscape. Pig farming: Innovation oppurtunities can be found in animal health and animal welfare improvement, use of sensors and camera’s for monitoring of health condition and animal behaviour. Poultry farming: Innovation oppurtunities can be found in hatching technologies, autonomus desinfection of housing and lager systems and dust filtering technology.

Artificial insemination services to provide for free to Kenyan farmers

Farmers in Kiambu County of Kenya will benefit from the government's program of providing free artificial insemination services to dairy farms. Furthermore, this program will...

SRP heating products aim to boost poultry production

The Superior Radiant Products (SRP) company plans to launch its new agriculture heating products at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo in Georgia. The said...

Pig farmers can use this algorithm to predict virus outbreaks

Researchers from the North Carolina State University develops an algorithm that alerts pig farmers on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreaks. Furthermore, this algorithm has...

Cattle-breeding centers to improve soil health, produce high-value crops

The minister of India announced the plans to build 3,000 cattle-breeding centers and promoting organic farming to ensure sustainability of soil health and farm...

Animal breeds: Improving livestock sector through modern techniques

New Zealand and Saudi Arabia signed a joint agreement on the genetic improvement of animal breeds to boost the production in the livestock sector. Furthermore,...

How to reduce heat stress in poultry farms?

There are numerous ways that contribute to the heat stress in poultry farms. Most of these affect poultry performance in terms of reduction in the...

What is livestock farming?

Livestock farmers provide us with meat, dairy, eggs, wool, leahter and other animal products. Livestock farmers in the world face a number of important challenges. Livestock production needs to be more sustainable and productive while at the same time being profitable for farmers. This applies in particular to animal husbandry. Modern and innovative animal equipment and technologies are key components of the solution to these challenges.

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