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USDA to send producer surveys to get a handle on U.S. cattle inventories - Southeast Farm Press

USDA to send producer surveys to get a handle on U.S. cattle inventories - Southeast Farm Press | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Southeast Farm Press
USDA to send producer surveys to get a handle on U.S. cattle inventories
Southeast Farm Press
This January the U.S.
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         This January the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey cattle operations throughout the country to obtain a current measure of beef and dairy cattle inventories. NASS will publish the survey results in the Cattle report on January 31, 2014.During the first two weeks of January Southern producers will have the opportunity to report their beef and dairy cattle inventories, calf crop and cattle on feed operations. Kleweno noted that, as is the case with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law.

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Cattle wars

Cattle wars | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
The conflict between environmentalists and graziers in Victoria rages on, writes Stuart Rintoul. (Cattle wars http://t.co/POwHkLjkv2)
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            Charlie Lovick is riding back into camp on a mountain peak high in the Victorian Alps.Wind and rain are blowing up from the valley, lashing at his face, while lightning is flashing through the storm clouds below him. He is in the violent grandeur of the tempest.Graziers and environmentalists were having conflicts about sharing the Victoria's high country. The environment want to have the right to graze cattle over the summer months in the Victoria Alps. 

 

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PETA Roars At Katy Perry

PETA Roars At Katy Perry | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
(ANIMAL WELFARE/WILDLIFE) PETA representative Merrilee Burke recently wrote a harsh letter addressed to Katy Perry's music video directors concerning the inappropriate use of exotic animals in "Roar." The Hollywood star's latest hit music video...
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PETA wrote a letter to the Katy Perry's music video directors. Concering the use of exotic animals in her newest music video "Roar." PETA blieves that the animals often become stressed and anxious when they are in frightening and unfamiliar situations. PETA advises that Hollywood directors to consider more humane methods of including animals in flims and entertainment. For example PETA's approval of director Rupert Wyatt of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" for his use of CGI animals instead of live animals. 

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Crowds expected to flock to major Peterborough livestock show

Crowds expected to flock to major Peterborough livestock show | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Final preparations are under way for this year’s leading primestock event, the East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough, which starts on Friday (December 6).
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      The two-day livestock show has attracted a bumper number of entrants from across the country, including one of the largest multibreed pedigree calf showsCharles Horrell said there will be more trade stands than before ever offering visitors.Several agricultural machinery dealers have taken stands to give livestock producers the opportunity to catch up on the latest mechanisation developments at a dedicated livestock event.

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INCREDIBLE: Farmer kills HUGE 15-foot snake in Ekiti [PHOTO]

INCREDIBLE: Farmer kills HUGE 15-foot snake in Ekiti [PHOTO] | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
A cattle farmer in Ekiti has killed a massive 15-foot snake that had been terrorizing residents in the area. Bayo Ibrahim, 23, killed the big snake around the Ado-Afao-Ekiti environs of the state. ...
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       The Farmer in Ekiti has killed a massive 15-foot snake that had been terrorizing residents in the area.The snake was said to have been notorious for killing domestic animals in the areaSpectators called it various names, including “Aminurin”, “Ojola” and “Ako Monomono”, which are all Yoruba names for a massive snake.Ibrahim saw three snakes while grazing his herd close to the road and killed them with a cutlass.He sold each snake for N10,000 each. 

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