Dairy industry says milk alternatives spoil truth

If it doesn’t come from a cow, can it truly be called milk? That’s the question on the top of some minds this week as 25 members of Congress recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking them to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn’t come from […]

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Animal Science

Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal’s Future? – The Horse Researchers have discovered that genes are certainly responsible for many personality traits. But even full siblings don’t share all […]

Surplus of commodities could mean dismal path ahead for many farmers

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets are preparing to lose money from low prices that are beyond their control. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. net farm income is expected to drop to $54.8 billion this year, the lowest since 2002 […]

The straw to last? Dairy industry considers sex sorting

When it comes to breeding cows, there are some dairy farmers that would rather not let nature take its course. Instead, some are willing to pay top dollar — up to $200 a vial — for bull semen that contains only X chromosomes and therefore increases the chances of producing only female offspring.

“As […]