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Australia is seen as a safety net for protecting rare livestock breeds – but why do they need saving?
Livestock breeds have been homogenised to meet modern production demands yet farmers warn valuable genetics could be be lost

Mandy McKeesick

05, Aug, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Sticky beef: why Australia’s supermarket meat prices remain high despite falling livestock markets | Matt Dalgleish
Saleyard prices for cattle and sheep have dropped to 2018 levels but rising supply chain costs mean retail prices are unlikely to follow

Matt Dalgleish

02, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Australian trial of seaweed cow feed fails to achieve hoped-for methane cuts
Longest trial so far of supplement derived from red seaweed produced 28% less of the greenhouse gas – much lower than previous studies

Graham Readfearn

12, Jul, 2023 @3:00 PM

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UK farming causes over a quarter of cities’ particle pollution, study finds
Innovation in agricultural sector is needed if cities are to solve air pollution problems, say scientists

Gary Fuller

24, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A ringside view of Britain’s livestock markets – a photo essay
Supermarket power and the BSE crisis nearly killed off traditional auctions. But with sales of £2bn, they remain a keystone of farming life. We joined the traders at Ross and Hereford

Bella Bathurst

16, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Global craze for collagen linked to Brazilian deforestation
Investigation finds cases of the wellness product, hailed for its anti-ageing benefits, being derived from cattle raised on farms damaging tropical forest

Elisângela Mendonça, Andrew Wasley and Fábio Zuker

06, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Dutch farmer protests: a European test case | Editorial
Editorial: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock is vital. But the politics is fraught


05, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

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War, drought, staff shortages: why the price of milk has soared in the UK
Wholesale milk price hit all-time record in December, after months of farmers absorbing higher costs

Joanna Partridge and Richard Partington

20, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Cattle, not coca, drive deforestation of the Amazon in Colombia – report
Past governments blamed the growing of coca – the base component of cocaine – for clearcutting, but a recent study shows otherwise

Luke Taylor in Bogotá

19, Feb, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Australian beef exports slumped to 19-year low in 2022 after wild weather and labour shortages
Meat and Livestock Australia say farmers were holding on to cattle to rebuild herds after successive natural disasters

Khaled Al Khawaldeh

12, Jan, 2023 @2:40 AM

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Country diary: The farm rolls on, regardless of day or year | Sarah Laughton
Long Dean, Cotswolds: Before dawn I’m out feeding the cattle, deep in the seasonal routine

Sarah Laughton

31, Dec, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Mystery cattle deaths in Colorado stump investigators
Officials ‘scratching our heads’ over deaths of 40 bovines since October that lack telltale signs of wolf attacks

Adam Gabbatt

01, Dec, 2022 @5:13 PM

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