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  • MRSA strain from livestock could infect hospitalized patients
    MRSA strain from livestock could infect vulnerable hospitalized patients
    A type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in some livestock in the United Kingdom is worrisome because it could spread to hospitalized patients and cause serious illness, a new study has found.The strain of bacteria, methicillin-resistant...
  • Usage of yak hair had been prevalent in wigs in 'The Hobbit' films to the Chewbacca character in 'Star Wars'
    Yak hair used in wigs of 'The Hobbit' and 'Star Wars' Chewbacca
    According to Modern Farmer on Friday, from Hollywood to those who like to costume it up, it appears that the "Hobbit's" Gandalf characters to period characters such as Ben Franklin, can owe their thanks to yak hair utilization. It...
  • Wisconsin DNR warns of confirmed cougar sightings
    Wisconsin DNR warns of confirmed cougar sightings
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced October 6 the confirmation of multiple cougar sighting across the state. Biologists analyzed DNA in scat samples found after the animal sightings in Lincoln and Marinette Counties to...
  • Sheep Bleating
    Tulare County Fair 2014: Livestock Auction with Homegrown Choice Meat Cuts
    Last week, Tulare, California held their annual County Fair. Aside from the rides, art, cooking show, and music venues, the central focus was the prized livestock raised by the children of this area of the country. Hay is transported from all...
  • Cool times at the Alameda County Fair
    Don't miss the Alameda County Fair -- open until July 6th
    It’s official – the 2014 Alameda County Fair is up and running, and youth and adults alike who have worked all year for this time couldn't be more excited.This week in the Small Animals area, you can view open (not shown by youth...
  • Robyn Metcalfe, Rare Breed Livestock
    The future of rare breed farms
    In 1992, surrounded by English Cotswold sheep, this city girl found her calling. Dr. Robyn Metcalfe did not grow up on a farm but found her passion was preserving heritage livestock. She shared the story of her family’s efforts at Kelmscott...
  • Love Bites on Valentine's Night
    Love Bites on Valentine's Night
    What becomes of the broken hearted on Valentine’s night? Those who’ve known a little too much tainted love and precious little endless love? For whom the sugary, schmaltzy sentimentality of Valentines makes them want to gag? Easy. They...
  • Chocolate Dutch Rabbits
    Five things to feed your rabbits when you've run out of rabbit food
    It's that Sunday morning feeling: the rabbit food bin is empty and the feed store is closed. What to do?There's a good chance that you will have one or more of the following items on the homestead, so you can make it through until Monday...
  • Foot Mouth Disease outbreaks reported
    Foot Mouth Disease outbreaks reported
    Over 100 livestock in Kenya have contracted Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Two have died, according to the Star. Vietnamese farmers and veterinarians are also reporting an outbreak. According to the Viet Nam News, nearly 400 cattle, cows and...
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    Hillsborough County Fair is in full swing
    At 5:00 PM Wednesday, the gates opened on the Hillsborough County Fair in Brandon. Fair-goers enjoyed livestock shows, rides, live entertainment, and of course, fair concessions.This year’s fair, which runs through Sunday, October 20,...
  • The Big E features livestock, fun & food!
    The Big E features livestock, fun & food!
    For almost 100 years, The Big E has highlighted New England agriculture, livestock and produce. Since 1917, this Fair has hosted agricultural competitions and displays, following the vision of Joshua L. Brooks, founder of Eastern States Exposition...
  • Vegan advocates prevail, USDA major contributor of global warming
    Vegan advocates prevail, USDA major contributor of global warming
    I have been researching global warming and the negative impact the USDA and a meat based diet have on this problem. I feel seriously warranted to expose this deviant livestock industry and the disasters which are now presenting themselves to be...
  • Colorado residents urged to be on the lookout for rabies
    Colorado residents urged to be on the lookout for rabies
    Tuesday, government officialsannouncedanother case ofrabiesinColorado. This case involves a bull out ofWeld Countythat exhibited classic symptoms of the disease and has subsequently died. This is the fourth case of livestock related rabies this...
  • Workers in livestock factories are at increased MRSA risk
    Workers in livestock factories are at increased MRSA risk
    There has been concern about the use of antibiotics in livestock due to the potential for antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria to develop. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention writes that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ...
  • Woman eaten by vultures
    Woman eaten by vultures after falling off cliff: Remains gone in about an hour
    A woman was eaten by vultures in less than an hour of falling to her death off a cliff in France. These aggressive birds left nothing but the 52-year-old woman's clothes, shoes and a few bones, reports the Inquistr on May 6, 2013.The woman had...