Cattle

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Fans, sprinklers and cold baths for cows: India’s dairy farmers face searing heat
Milk and cheese output from world’s largest producer faces catastrophic decline unless more heat stress resistant cattle are bred

Charu Sudan Kasturi in Bengaluru

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Thousands of cattle dead due to heatwave in Kansas
Extreme heat is predicted for large parts of the US including Kansas, which is one of the country’s top three beef producers

Samira Asma-Sadeque

16, Jun, 2022 @5:47 PM

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‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge
Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

Patrick Greenfield

28, Apr, 2022 @8:01 AM

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Northern Ireland faces loss of 1 million sheep and cattle to meet climate targets
The Northern Ireland Assembly’s first climate act will require the farming sector to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Tommy Greene

22, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Hackney horses at risk but native goats thriving in the UK
Rare Breeds Survival Trust annual watchlist shows ‘low-input species’ benefit from changing nature of farming

Helena Horton

12, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I just want to leave with the calf’: the US activist befriending farmers
When Jason Bolalek set out to save unwanted male calves in the dairy-producing state of Vermont, he hit upon a solution that worked for both sides

Sophie Kevany

08, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Australia relaxes summer ban on live sheep exports to Middle East
Risk of significant mortality event if sheep are allowed to be exported through the Red Sea in early June, animal rights activists say

Calla Wahlquist

07, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Country diary: A nervous wait for tuberculosis results
Tebay, Cumbria: Today we’re checking the herd for any signs of an outbreak. And it’s not just me who’s anxious, the vet is too

Andrea Meanwell

30, Mar, 2022 @4:30 AM

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How lightning killed nine Queensland cattle in one strike – and what it has to do with climate change
Experts say lightning strikes 1.5bn times a year, but global heating is causing them to shift further away from the equator

Natasha May

17, Mar, 2022 @5:39 AM

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US beef industry emerges from Biden’s climate pledges ‘relatively unscathed’
Leaders are relieved the approach is to incentivize rather than giving ranchers and feedlots tougher methane curbs

Matt Krupnick

07, Mar, 2022 @11:05 AM

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Floods and livestock losses leave NSW and Queensland farmers reeling from third disaster in three years
Lismore dairy farmer tells of watching half his herd get swept away as others reassess future on the land

Natasha May

01, Mar, 2022 @9:47 PM

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Meat prices: can Biden’s bet on local producers loosen big beef’s grip?
Biden has pledged $1bn to boost independent slaughterhouses as both ranchers and consumers are squeezed

Matt Krupnick in Fort Pierre, South Dakota

17, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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