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The United States Livestock Industry - The United States’ livestock industry is one of the largest components of U.S. agriculture. However, its massive size did not happen quickly. Livestock producers kept revolutionizing their methods to produce meat by making it more economical for the consumer. This allowed for them to hold a larger share in the agriculture market thus making them a large component. Although their revolutionary methods were beneficial for the consumer, they were negative for the livestock. The livestock were subjected to unnatural environments and raising techniques such as growth hormones, harsh environments, and unhealthy feed....   [tags: organic certification] 2044 words
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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - ... Depending on the time of arrival the announcer, in a cowboy hat and with his southern drawl, could also be calling out the time left for cooking, the dishes to be prepared, and even winners of the events. After filling myself up with free samples, however, it’s time to watch a show. The first real shock for newcomers, in my opinion, comes when entering Reliant Center for the first time. When you first step inside, the entrance is lined with wood chips and hay, so your step crunches. Almost immediately afterwards, you get a whiff of livestock excretion....   [tags: Carnival, Entertainment, Bull] 1232 words
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Genetic Engineering for Livestock Producers - ... The second stage requires the DNA material from the oocytes impeded at metaphase II to be removed (Davies et al, 2003). This is done by placing the oocyte in a maturation medium for 18 hours, this prompts the cytoplasm to relax allowing for the removal of 5 -15% of the egg cytoplasm (Davis et al, 2003) which contains the maternal DNA. The third step is the insertion of the nucleus of the somatic cell collected into an egg cytoplasm, producing a one-cell embryo. This is preformed by electrical-induced fusion of the somatic cell to an egg cytoplasm (Davies et al, 2003)....   [tags: increasing food production efficiency] 1036 words
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Febrile Illness: Livestock and Leptospirosis - ... Outer membrane lipoproteins are associated with membranes through hydrophobic interactions occurs between the N-terminal lipid moieties (comprising three fatty acids) and the phospholipids of the lipid bilayer, whereas transmembrane OMPs are present into the lipid bilayer by amphipathic β-sheets arranged in a barrel-like structure with surface-exposed external loops possessing the ability to bind to the host ligands. The lifespan of pathogenic leptospires implicates interactions with several host tissues at many stages of infection....   [tags: deadly infection, host tissue] 760 words
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The Effects of Climate Change: Agriculture and Livestock - Climate change is one of the major issues surfacing earth over the past century. The earth’s temperature has increased over the years leading to detrimental effects on the economic and life sources of people, especially that of agricultural production and livestock. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary (2014), defined climate change as a change in global climate patterns apparent from the mid late 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, (2007) predicts that by 2100 the increase in global average surface temperature may be between 1.8° C and 4.0° C....   [tags: Weather, Temperature]
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Is it Ethical to Raise Livestock in a Factory Farm? - When we mention about farm, most of us have this image of a vast green pasture where farmers spend most of their time herding livestock but that idyllic picture is just a thing from the past. Since the 1930s in America, small farms started to wither away, made way to bigger and highly mechanized factory farms. It all traced back to McDonalds and the booming of fast food restaurants (Food, Inc 2008). Fast food restaurants had become successful because they could produce tasty food with cheaper cost....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Livestock Feeding Programmes - 1) Identify (using pictures) and describe 10 or more common feedstuffs for farm animals (cattle, sheep and pigs). Roughages/Forages. Silage: Silage consists of green succulent forage that is harvested while retaining high moisture content, and stored under anaerobic conditions in a silo or ‘clamp’, whereby air is excluded. Modern methods, produce bails of silage, wrapped in plastic to exclude air in much same way, but are easier to handle and store. The fodder then undergoes a fermentation process, lowering the ph value to around 4.5 -5, which acts to preserve or basically ‘pickle’ the silage through the production of lactic acid, amongst others....   [tags: Animal Husbandry Q&A] 2340 words
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Cow-Calf Livestock Operation - ... AI is a great technique to use to ensure pregnancy, but not always the fastest breeding method when it comes to breeding large herds of cattle. Around 530 head of cattle with be present in this herd. The cattle herd will be split into three smaller herds at three different locations. This will ensure healthier herds and more space for the cattle to roam. More attention to individual cattle, faster feeding, and workings for farmhands will be accomplished better this way too. Books will be kept on all cattle and their vaccination records....   [tags: animal science, cross-bred angus cattle] 936 words
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The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock - The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock The signs at the Philadelphia International Airport are bold and make a clear point. The bright, yellow billboards all but shout: "Keep Foot and Mouth Disease out of America." Soon after seeing these signs upon entrance to the airport, travelers are greeted by customs agents who check documentation and bags to insure that the traveler has not been prone to the disease on his journeys. Any traveler exhibiting the warning signs of an individual who carries the disease is quickly swept away- removed from the general populace in order to prevent possible spreading of the disease....   [tags: History Disease Health Medical Essays]
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Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans - Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans For decades now, death and disease have driven the progress of technology. Through the advancements of science, many diseases have been made obsolete and many more are drawing closer and closer to being conquered. However, with all the diseases that we have defeated, more and more keep appearing. And old diseases that we thought we were protected against have made comebacks. An example of this is Foot and Mouth Disease. "Since 1930 the United States of America has prohibited the importation of livestock and fresh, chilled, or frozen meat from countries in which rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exist," (Publication 1343, 49)....   [tags: Health Science Papers]
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The Effects Climate Change Has on Agriculture and Livestock - ... Donnelly, 2012). The University of Minnesota noted that this can lead to the loss of these animals or have a negative impact on their on their production ability. They further noted that, milk is one of the productions that are affected by this because when water supplies aren’t sufficient for the keeping of the animal, they tend to use the water which is used for milk production to cool their body temperature when severe heat stress occurs. According to the Land Learn NSW, beef production is another livestock which is also affected by heat stress....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]
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Superbugs and Large-scale Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Feeding - As the world’s population continues to grow exponentially, the area of arable farmland shrinks. As a result, new techniques in agriculture have been developed in order to produce more food using less land. Many of these techniques are considered innovative but come at the cost of the environment or human morality. One example, the large-scale use of antibiotics in livestock feeding, has become a staple of the American agriculture industry. Of all the agricultural advancements the industry has made since the days of the horse and plow, none has been as threatening to human health as the use of sub therapeutic levels of antibiotics (Schneider)....   [tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs]
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Position of Livestock in the Socio-economic Development in Pakistan - Livestock Sector occupies a unique position in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. Its contribution in the agriculture is 55.4 percent and 11.9 percent in the national GDP.About 35-40 percent of income of more than 35 million rural populations comes from livestock production activities.Eight percent of total exports derived from livestock and livestock products. According to Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14,approximately 64.4 Million is goat population out of which 23.35 Millionare present in Punjab, and these produce about 801 thousand tons of milk and 643 Million ton mutton per annum....   [tags: mastitus, agriculture, bacteria] 920 words
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Livestock: Horses Should not be Slaughtered in the United States - This destroyed the image set by Americans, a great strong champion reduced to a pile of steaks, or put into dog food. Where is freedom and liberty in that. But, though they excel at it, horses are not just made to run, some horses are used as guides for the blind. Horses contribute so much to society and all that potential is wasted in each horse sent to slaughter. Another cultural reference is the mustang, a strong free animal that roams the range. Mustangs were formerly protected from slaughter until recently in 2005 when a bill killed a 1971 law that prevented feral horses from being sold to slaughterhouses....   [tags: changing culture, cows, steaks] 619 words
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Livestock Disease and African Food Security - Livestock Disease and African Food Security A serious problem in Africa today is the emergence of rampant, deadly strains of disease that are affecting livestock and ravaging populations of pigs and cattle in many African nations, putting food security at risk in many populations of various nations. With already major food scarcity issues among many emerging African nations, disease will only further pressure an already dire situation for food security in Africa....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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The Importance of the Animal Industry and Science - ... Most milk is obtained from dairy cows, although milk from goats, water buffalo, and reindeer is also used in various parts of the world. There are many different types of milk. Some depend on the amount of milk fat present in the finished product while some depend on the type of processing involved. Fresh milk is also referred to as full fat milk or whole milk. Despite this, fresh milk is a low-fat food. It is also a good source of calcium. Adults should drink three 8-ounce glasses of milk per day or consume the equivalent amount of other dairy products (Jessica Bruso,2008) because calcium is needed at all ages for bone health....   [tags: livestock production] 1435 words
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The Effects of Livestock Wealth and Reproductive Success on the Mukogodo Men - The Effects of Livestock Wealth and Reproductive Success on the Mukogodo Men Many studies have been conducted pertaining to various Maa-speaking societies. Numerous correlations have been documented in lieu of the speculation that “success in achieving culturally defined goals should tend to correlate with reproductive success” [(Irons 1979: 258) from (Cronk 1991: 345).] The article revolves mainly around the Mukogodo, found in north central Kenya (target universe). During the early 20th century this group was arranged into four clans and thirteen patrilineages, coming into more and more contact with Maa-speaking pastoralists, adding pressure to their day to day, traditional, way of life....   [tags: Mukogodo Culture Kenya Lee Cronk Essays] 2354 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: Livestock Sale at the County Fair - Livestock Sale at the County Fair Every year I get this feeling. The knots in my stomach are pulled tighter every time I pass through the narrow rock arch labeled with an aged sign reading, Welcome to the Delta County Fair Grounds. My eyes peer into the distance, and like every year, the park is full of commotion and energy. Kids swinging on the swings, teenagers showing off their new school clothes while sitting on the chipped green tables eating mazzo dogs, and the various types of food stands, complete the atmosphere of the Delta County Fair....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1336 words
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Chinese Government and The Environmental Problems - China has approximately 20% of the world’s population, which is around 1.3 billion people (Morris, 2009, p. 111). Also, China has become one of the worlds biggest manufacturing countries within 30 years (Fawssett, 2009, p. 27). However, such rapid development has come at a cost, which has created various environmental problems. Coincidentally, China has 16 cities on a list of the 20 worst polluted cities in the world (Fawssett, 2009, p. 15). Therefore, this essay will explain the reasons for China’s environmental problems, then evaluate the claim that the Chinese government and people, are tackling these environmental problems....   [tags: agricultural pollution, livestock breeding]
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The Harm Caused by Factory Farming - The term abuse refers to the harmful use or treatment of something. We are well aware of child abuse, spousal abuse, drug abuse and so on with in our society; but does the word abuse bring to mind images of farms and your dinner table. Well it should, because there is another form of abuse that has been on the rise since the 1930's which has tortured animals and placed them in our homes all while making millions in profit. Its called factory farming and for the past 80 years it has worked to put independent farmers out of business and used unethical methods of production while still avoiding all the legal consequences that their practices should have evoked....   [tags: cattle, livestock, abuse]
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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found in Soil and Groundwater Surrounding Farms - ... In the Netherlands, it was found that tetracycline resistant bacteria isolates were increasing in both humans and animals until the ban on tetracycline, and then it began to decline gradually (10). Dairy wastes are the potential sources of a wide variety of zoonotic pathogens that contaminate the environment and water sources and impact water quality (Duffy 2003; Hoar et al. 1999; Lewis et al. 2005; Purdy et al. 2001). Hypothesis: The subtheraputic use of antibiotics in livestock creates a variety of antibiotic resistant bacteria within animals, and these resistant bacteria are spread through manure into the surrounding soil and water, where resistance gene transfer may occur....   [tags: bacterial infections, antibiotics in livestock] 2012 words
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North Korea' Command Economy is Based on Agriculture and Natural Resources - ... Areas who are failing in crop raising are used for livestock raising. The sea is where North Koreans get most of their protein. The main sea life caught are shellfish, yellow-tail, pike, herring, pollack, sardines and mackerel. North Korea has a wealth of natural resources its terrain is mostly hilly and mountainous. They have an amplitude amount of mineral deposits, it is estimated that about 200 minerals are of economic value. The Key ones are iron ore and coal, the greater highlight are magnesite, zinc, lead and gold which have led to extradition....   [tags: farmers, livestock, export] 639 words
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Animal Rights vs Human Morals - Rights come from the ability to think not the ability to suffer. Many people can agree that animals need rights to be able to stay alive and be safe. But ask yourself is that really the only solution to saving animals. In my case, I believe that is not the only solution, for animals to be safe people need to realize it’s their fault animals are put through suffrage. Animal’s lives are put on the line due to the actions of human beings. Animals do not need rights to be protected. Human beings need to learn to behave morally, rather than on the act of animal rights, although the absence of cruelty does not make an act morally good....   [tags: Animal Cruelty, Livestock Industry]
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pasture management of Yan Yean Farm - Introduction Natural and sown grasslands provide forage for livestock and equine populations worldwide. A well-managed pasture provides adequate nutrition, whilst improving the fertility of the soil and decreasing degradation of soil (Kemp & Michalk 1994). Horses that graze on optimally managed pasture will obtain improved health and sustain a good condition, compared to horses grazing on poorly managed pasture (Undersander & Antoniewicz 1997, p.1). Understanding the processes involved in good pasture management will benefit the farmers during preparation and care or their pastures, whilst being cost-effective, with little money misused on unnecessary equipment or control measures....   [tags: grasslands, livestock, equine population]
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Genetically Modified Food: Safe or Hazardous - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become common place in our food supply. There are many ethical issues to consider in the entire process from feeding livestock with feed that has been produced from genetically modified ingredients, farming genetically modified crops and the products that end up on the store shelf as a result. What can the consumer in the United States do to insure the food they are feeding their families is safe. How do we know if the GMOs in our food supply are safe or hazardous....   [tags: food supply, livestock]
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Protect the Gray Wolves - ... The long term goal for the environmentalists and Yellowstone park rangers would be to have around 1,000 wolves roaming the region. The declining wolf population has turned around and is now increasing at a steady pace. The National Park Service says “During the 1980s, wolves began to reestablish breeding packs in Northwestern Montana; 50-60 wolves inhabited Montana in 1994.”(NPS) We are very fortunate for the quick acts of transferring the wolves from Canada down to the Yellowstone National Park and to the intense research that has been done over the last twenty years....   [tags: hunters, livestock, ranchers] 1993 words
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Wildlife Services Predator Control - The sole purpose of Wildlife Services predator control is to prevent commercial livestock losses from predation by wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wild carnivores (NRDC, 2011). They work with state and local governments and use a combination of lethal control methods like trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are many different types of trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are four main apparatuses used for trapping. Leghold traps are designed to catch the animal by the toes, foot, or leg, with a tightly gripping metal trap....   [tags: Commercial Livestock Losses, Predation]
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Eating Meat Is Ethical - ... 1). Even though, people who are vegetarian or vegan can include complementary proteins in their diet to supply the body with essential amino acids, there is always a deficiency in micronutrients. According to Craig (2009), “Vitamins B-12 and D, calcium, and long-chain n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids” are absent in vegan diet and people who are vegan commonly take the supplements to replace that (p. 1). In my own opinion, if the diet is not balanced, meaning that it does not provide all nutritional value and I have to take the synthetic substance instead, that diet should be reconsidered....   [tags: consuming livestock is morally correct]
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What is Agroforestry? - What is agroforestry. Many people do not know what exactly agroforestry is. The answer is simple. Agroforestry is the combination of trees, crops, and/or livestock into a system which focus on the interactions between the components rather than the components themselves (Sharrow 1997). It is mostly practiced in developing countries where its ability to be used to produce several different outputs is critical to the farmers. Agroforestry is not practiced on the same scale that monoculture agriculture is practiced in the United States....   [tags: livestock, trees, production] 2218 words
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What’s the Beef? - The abuse of livestock is a widespread problem that affects everyone who buys and consumes meat products. Most people are not even aware of how slaughter-destined animals are treated while alive, what chemicals are forced into their bodies, what they are forced to eat, and how they are slaughtered. Fortunately, an increasing number of slaughter plants and small farms have been conforming to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA), after it was passed in 1958, and amended to be fully enforced in 2002, but there are still slaughter plants that abuse, neglect, and provide poor conditions for livestock (“Humane” Animal)....   [tags: livestock, animals, chemicals, abuse]
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Indian Spring Park on the Brazos River in Waco, Texas - ... But they built a suspension bridge. This bridge was open to the public in 1870. And it is older than the Brooklyn Bridge. [The Waco Suspension Bridge is a 475-foot structure that crosses the Brazos River in downtown Waco. At the time that it was built it was one of the longest single-span suspension bridges in the World. The bridge served vehicle traffic until 1971, at which time it became reserved for pedestrians and special events. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and received a state marker in 1976.] (Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl) Suspension Bridge, Waco, Texas (1911) Vintage Postcard, Waco Suspension The University of Houston Digital Library...   [tags: cultural art, livestock, suspension bridge]
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Pulmonary Hypoplasia Accompanied by Multiorgan Malformations in a Newborn Holstein Calf - A 5-day-old female Holstein calf was necropsied because of lethargy, recumbency and anorexia. At necropsy, multiple gross defects were evident in several organs, including unclosed sutures of skull bones, asymmetrical orbits, doming of the skull bones, hydrocephalus, hyderanencephaly, cleft palate, micrognathia, ventricular septal defect, mitral valve dysplasia and rudimentary lungs. On microscopic examination, pulmonary hypoplasia was characterized by reduced number of alveoli, replacement of peribronchiolar smooth muscles with connective tissue and small masses of undeveloped cartilage around the small airways....   [tags: veterinary literature, livestock health issues]
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Are Factory Farms the Way of the Future? - According to the article Factory Farms “Livestock farming in the U.S. today is done almost entirely on large-scale farms called factory farms” (Factory Farms). These factory farms are necessary to keep up with the economic pressure for lower food costs because American citizens have a high demand for meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products (Factory Farms). Supporters agree that large scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are the best way to supply the demand of the people. David Holcomb, a poultry farmer himself, says “We feed the nation....   [tags: livestock, animal rights, anaerobic bacteria]
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The Effects of Grazing and Trampling Behaviors of Large-Sized Livestock on the Formation and Weathering Patterns of Soils - The Effects of Grazing and Trampling Behaviors of Large-Sized Livestock on the Formation and Weathering Patterns of Soils Introduction Walter Coppinger, a Professor of Geosciences at Trinity College in San Antonio and long-time observer of Montana geology, was the first person to describe to me the many problems of the western rangelands that have developed out of the over-grazing of cattle. From a hilltop among the upland slopes of Whitehall, Montana, he pointed out a few patches of bare earth on the horizon and some gullying out of trails across the rangelands in the distance....   [tags: Soil Soils Weathering Essays]
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Animal Research Bill - ... With the help of animal research, we help better the lives of the future people and animals. Animal testing should be used for all products that can cause a serious health risk to humans. The testing can help ensure the safety of drugs, vaccines, food additives, household products, workplace chemicals, cosmetics, water and air pollutants and many other matter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees this step, though other agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational and Safety and Health Administration control other type of testing....   [tags: cosmetics, experiments, livestock]
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Cruel and Unusual Treatment to Animals - Originally, save for deer, animals raised to be someone’s dinner were allowed to roam free and live healthy lives until their time came. However, over the past several decades, factory farms have greatly altered their methods of production: Economic pressures have forced companies to lower the cost of raising each animal. Some companies achieve that goal by increasing the output from each animal through the use of growth hormones or other processes. Others reduce costs by packing as many animals as possible into the smallest possible space....   [tags: livestock factory farms]
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Inhumane Treatment of Farm Animals - Factory farms are often cruel to their animals. Pregnant pigs are confined to tiny crates where they can barely move, and chickens are crammed together by the thousands, in small chicken house to save money. Veal calves are kept inside so their meat doesn't darken. Dairy cows and hens are pumped with lots of chemicals and hormones so that they produce more milk and eggs than they naturally would, and piglets that a crippled, too small or simply unwanted are killed brutally and thrown away like trash....   [tags: meat, slaughter, livestock] 1325 words
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Coincidence of Congenital Facial Lipoma and Infiltrative Lingual Myxoma in a Newborn Holstein Calf - A one-day-old male Holstein calf was presented with a palpable subcutaneous mass, extending from the parotid to the orbital region, involving entire the right side of the face and a bulky flabby mass on the tongue. Histological examination confirmed the subcutaneous lipoma and infiltrative lingual myxoma. In this report, clinical and detailed histhopathological findings of congenital infiltrative myxoma are described in a newborn calf and coincidence with facial lipoma is reported for the first time....   [tags: veterinary literature, livestock health issues]
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Strategic Energy Plan for South Korea - ... 3. Energy production from livestock excretions 1) Current status of the treatment facility and the problem • Current Status The majority of the farmers used it as a fertilizer with compost facilities on a voluntary basis, and some farmers emit livestock wastewater using marine emission, and recycling or purification process using the public treatment facilities. • Problems  Operation of livestock excretions treatment facilities are interrupted due to shoddy construction machinery and equipment, which is aging prematurely because of toxic gas, and some of the farmers leave the facilities as it is without a proper management....   [tags: government, biofuel, greenhouse gas] 1011 words
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and Production - One of the biggest controversies with livestock production is that the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that get released into the atmosphere. Its assumed that cars produce most if not all the greenhouse gas emissions however livestock has a big say in air pollution. According to Cassandra Brooks, writer for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, 18 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions are due to livestock production. This is nearly 20% and can be greatly reduced if people reduced their demand for meat....   [tags: ecological footprint, environmental issues]
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Advantages of Grazing Cattle on Public Lands - ... A study in 1998 on sage grouse nests found higher concentrations of successful sage grouse nests that were located in undisturbed sagebrush sample areas that had thick brush cover and taller canopies (Sveum, Nesting Habitat Selection). In the summer, sage grouse require a variety of components to survive. The bird uses the sagebrush for cover though they also need open area with grasses and forbs for insect feed for their offspring and for mating (Dunn, Adult Female and Juvenile). Over the years, millions of sagebrush communities have been converted over to grasslands in order to provide more grazing lands (Schneegas, Sage Grouse and Sagebrush)....   [tags: shrinking habitat, environmental issues] 768 words
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The Influence of Domesticated Animals on Human Welfare - Ever since animals have been domesticated, they have been very instrumental in providing humans with a plethora of benefits in multiple areas such as agriculture, medicine, and industry (Transgenic Animals). Today, animals and their products are used for almost everything from food to clothing to products we use on an everyday basis. Some argue that animals should not be used as much as they are being utilized; however the use of domesticated animals propelled humans from a nomadic species to a more civilized people....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Public Grazing Lands - The grazing of public lands has become a very controversial issue over the last couple of decades. This is due to the fact that there are some people who believe that grazing the land is beneficial to the wildlife and the different plant species there. Then there are other people who have the belief that the grazing of livestock on public lands is detrimental to wildlife and plant health. Therefore, they believe that it is actually doing more harm than good. What are Public Grazing Lands. Public lands are properties that are not owned by private land owners, but instead are owned by the federal government....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Effects of Antimicrobial Use in Concetrated Animal Feeding Operations - ... The proposed ban of prophylactic antimicrobial treatment in U. S. commercial swine production facilities may result in an increase of sub-clinical and clinical disease, creating animal welfare concerns and significant production losses. Additionally, an increase in swine morbidity could lead to visceral pathology at time of slaughter, which is predictive of significantly higher rates of carcass contamination with Salmonella (15, 16). These potential human health, food safety, and animal welfare risks require investigation before the proposed regulatory intervention can be thoroughly evaluated....   [tags: CAFO, health issues in humans]
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Using Entomophagy to Solve the Problem of Increasing Population - ... Insects, however, can be fed on plant materials and organic wastes that humans do not consume and they also possess a more efficient conversion from feed to food, for example, at 1.7 kilograms to 1 kilogram of crickets (Collavo et al., 2005). This is due to their cold blooded nature and therefore, do not need to maintain a constant body temperature (Van Huis). When comparing energy input and output it is evident that insects are more efficiently consumed and disgusted than livestock, not including the fact that, as the FAO stated, “Livestock consume more human-edible protein than they produce” (Van Huis)....   [tags: insects, environment, vitamins] 836 words
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Evaluation of Forage Legumes and Intercropping System in Nepal - Evaluation of forage legumes and intercropping system for improved productivity of maize on mid hills of Nepal Among cereal crops, maize is the second staple food crops after rice grown in 80% of the hilly areas. Low land and irrigated land in Terai (Plain region) and lower to mid hills are characterized by rice based farming system with wheat, maize and cash crops as secondary product whereas upland and non-irrigated (mainly hills) is characterized by a maize based farming system (Paudel, Lamsal et al....   [tags: productivity, farming] 927 words
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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The Consequences of Factory Farms - ... Because of the rapid line speeds, factory workers are unable to stun or bleed animals effectively. As a result, animals progress through the butchering process fully conscious. The livestock are hung upside down, shocked into paralysis and the throat is cut. The livestock then continues through the assembly line to what is called the scalding-tank, a vat of water at 140 degrees intended to remove hair. However, often animals are still conscious when they reach this part of the process, and they are subjected to drown or burn to death once they hit the water....   [tags: animal exploitation and abuse] 1930 words
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Farming in Canada is a Backbreaking Occupation - Farming in Canada is a backbreaking occupation. Due to the fact that many tribulations come alongside farming, the outcome is not always a positive one. Many problems can occur with the climate and soil, which creates difficulties in crops and livestock. This essay will show that farming is an extremely tough job in Canada. The sources that will be used are “Food and Agriculture”, “Fruit Growing Industry in Canada”, “Making Connections” and “www.omafra.gov.on.ca”. Canada’s climate has a big impact on Canadian farming....   [tags: Canadian studies, agriculture]
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The Corrupted Food on Our Tables - America has changed in the past decades becoming more innovative, efficient, and industrialized. Due to the changes in how our industries (Food; in this case) function, small family-owned farms have disappeared leaving large, industrialized production units that grow livestock in masses for the benefit of the Large Corporations such as Tyson Foods Inc. The legal definition of Animal Cruelty is…”Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals” (Animal Cruelty). The red barn with white framing, the bright green pasture with cows grazing, and the respectable family who owns the land as seen in many commercials is a myth....   [tags: animal cruelty, factory farming, tyson food] 575 words
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Factory Farms: A High Price to Pay for Cheap Meat - ... Most often the superbugs hitch a ride into the surrounding environment in the mountains of waste produced on industrial scale farms. They end up in our ground water, soil, and even our meats. Making themselves know in the ever increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant infections that now kill more people annually than AIDS. Indeed, while antibiotics can shorten the confinement time of livestock by increasing the growth rates and enable farms to keep more animals in less space, it is imperative that the nontherapeutic use be terminated as common farming practice....   [tags: antibiotic, super bugs, cost]
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Better Treatment Regulations Protecting Slaughter Animals - Approximately three billion ducks, cattle, lamb and turkeys are slaughtered to feed the hungry mouths of Americans each year . Unfortunately, while we Americans sit back and enjoy our hearty dinners, these animals are being subjected to conditions in farms and slaughterhouses that are harsher than us humans could even begin to imagine. If our society desires to pile our plates with the best poultry and meats, then the livestock that provides us with these delicacies deserve the best treatment. It is necessary for the government to enforce harsher regulations protecting animals raised for slaughter....   [tags: poultry, treatment, animals, harsher] 794 words
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From Farm Fresh to Petri Prepared - ... In vitro meat is the meat of the future. Accessibility and Affordability In the near future, frankenfurters and petri pork will be easily accessible to consumers at a competitive to, and eventually lower than, meat from livestock. By 2050, the increase in the demand for meat will skyrocket. If we have no substitute, then meat prices will also skyrocket, as it will be nearly impossible to raise the livestock to supply that demand. Cultured meat will be that substitute; scientists say that with the right starting material and conditions, just ten pork muscle cells could produce 50,000 tons of meat in two months....   [tags: meat of the future will be man-made] 717 words
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Cloning Will Have a Negative Effect Society - Cloning Will Have a Negative Effect Society The definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms. Scientific and ethical studies of cloning, prove that, cloning will have a negative rather than a positive effect on society. The goals and purposes for cloning range from making copies of those who have died, to bettering the engineering of offspring in humans and animals (Hawley, 1998). Cloning could also directly offer a means of curing diseases or could offer a technique that could extend means to acquiring new data for the sciences of embryology and how organisms develop as a whole over time....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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The Work of Heifer International - Ever since their founder, Dan West, came up with the phrase “not a cup, but a cow,” Heifer International’s approach to providing global assistance to struggling countries has been characterized by long-term development rather than short-term relief.# Heifer International is a global non-profit dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. After meeting the immediate needs for food, shelter, clean water, clothing and other necessities, Heifer empowers communities with the long-term economic means—such as livestock, seeds, and training—to re-establish their families, their neighborhoods, and their hope for a viable future....   [tags: Charity]
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Abatement Potential in Australia's Energy Sector - Abatement Possibility The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia will have implications for every economic sector in the State (regardless of the choice of policy mechanism). A clear conclusion, which can be drawn from the modeling of abatement opportunities in this project, is that for Australia to deliver a substantial reduction in emissions, effective abatement initiatives will be required across all economic sectors. The Australian economy is increasingly diverse and contains a number of key economic sectors, which have been the focus of a variety of support and policy development activities....   [tags: emissions, waste, forestry] 786 words
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: animal agriculture, pollution, deforestation]
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Healthy Eating Habits: Organic Vegan Diet - ... It is also known that each and every quarter-pound of meat in a hamburger requires 6.7 pounds of grains and other forms of forage, 52.8 gallons of drinking water and water for irrigating the livestocks feed, 74.5 square feet of land for roaming, grazing and growing their feeding crops, and an astounding 1,036 Btus of fossil fuel energy for the production and transport of feed and livestock (“A Nation”). Growing feed requires a lot of fuel to be burned in order to produce fertilizer and grow feed....   [tags: animal products, genetically modified food] 1689 words
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Nomadic Qualities of Ancient Civilizations in China and Greece - The people of ancient civilizations like ancient China and ancient Greece chose to move from one place to another frequently to find a location that was most suitable for their settlement. How they determined a location was based on both its economical and geographical features. They would ask questions like “Will the soil be fertile enough to sustain plant life?” “Can I trade easily within the location?” “Is the terrain rocky or flat?” and so on. I will be analyzing the push and pull factors of ancient China and ancient Greece to determine why they moved from one region of their country to another....   [tags: research paper, world history paper, ] 3248 words
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The Consequences of Factory Farms and Animal Product Production - In American society today, animal consumption has become a primary source of food in everyday, family life. It is common to have meat on the table two to three meals a day, but the problem with this is the demand for meat and dairy products has increased greatly, creating a need for faster production. Factory farms, also known as confined animal feeding operations (CAFOS,) have been the solution created by the food industry to meet the demands of consumers. This research exposes the consequences of the mass production of animals....   [tags: Meat, Inhumane]
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The Fight to Help the Snow Leopard - An endangered species is “any species… that is at risk of extinction because of the sudden rapid decrease in its population or loss of its habitat” (Dublin, par. 1). An animal that falls under this category is the “Panthera Uncia” (Dublin, par. 1) –more commonly known as the snow leopard. This animal is seen as a threat to many people in Central Asia –the natural habitat of the leopard. However, the conclusion is inaccurate. The snow leopard is a rare creature that is hardly seen by humans. This animal is insulated by thick fur and has tremendous paws that act like snow shoes....   [tags: Wildlife]
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The Logic of Industry and of Nature - Michael Pollan’s purpose of writing Omnivore’s Dilemma came about when he realizes that society is unbelievably unhealthy due to the abundance of food. The two conflicting logics that Pollan introduces are the logic of nature and the logic of industry; these two logics are reflected through various ways of raising livestock animals. The logic of nature consists of raising livestock animals in a pastoral environment where animals interact with one another and avoid the use of artificial chemicals; whereas, the logic of industry settles on raising livestock animals unnaturally....   [tags: Cows, Meat, Food Industry]
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The Pros of Becoming a Vegetarian - ... Let’s think about the harm and suffering farms cause of these helpless animals. Have you been to a slaughter house. Have you heard a calf torn from his momma and thrown into a feedlot and put into a stall and shot in the head with a shotgun. What about the protein chemicals and the hormones they inject into these poor animals. Would you like to see an image of these poor animals prior to coming to your plate. Let’s talk about what is fed to these animals. To start off with they eat toxic grass that has poisonous fertilizer on it....   [tags: slaughterhouses, calfs on steroids, health] 629 words
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Anthrax: A Deadly Biological Weapon - Biological weapons are a widely used source of terror. The definition of a biological weapon is a harmful biological agent (as a pathogenic microorganism or a neurotoxin) used as a weapon to cause death or disease usually on a large scale (“Biological Weapon,” The Merriam- Webster Dictionary). There are numerous substances used as biological weapons. Some include Glanders, Botulism, and Brucellosis. Biological weapons consist of a kind of substance or disease that is used to launch an attack on a large population of people....   [tags: Warfare]
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Temple Grandin's Life and Accomplishments - Autism, it is considered a death sentence when one is diagnosed with it. However, one woman overcame all odds and changed the world. Despite her autism, Temple Grandin became a well-known and well-loved book writer, helping thousands of people with autism. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother's name was Eustacia, but her father is rarely ever mentioned. Eustacia noticed that Temple was a different kind of child. She had said nothing, she did not like being hugged or touched, and she did not play like other kids played....   [tags: temple gardin, autism, autisitc people]
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The Legend of The Chupacabra - ... There was no evidence with the chupacabra being caught but can you explain blood drained livestock. The lists of questions goes on and on. The lives of farmers at this point in time were punishing. Not only did they lose livestock but the livestock could have been food for their family or even selling livestock in exchange could have been needed money. The legend of the Chupacabra has begun to be popular in countries like Mexico and Puerto Rico (Live Science). Farmers and local villages begin to explore and observe their surroundings....   [tags: Puerto Rico, Mythology, Creature] 853 words
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Analysis of Investigation Regarding Manure and Antibiotics in Crops - ... 2007). The antibiotics that are found in the soil can persist for several hundred days in the soil. Various antibiotics break down at different rates. Phytotoxicity can be examined to test the effect of antibiotic exposure to the plants. The antibiotic exposure may reduce the root stalk of the plant or other important features of the plant. Another issue with antibiotic exposure to plants is bioaccumulation. Dolliver et al. (2007) states that the uptake of antibiotic in plants could lead to our food supply becoming contaminated....   [tags: Soil, Farming]
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Meat: Is It Safe? - When ordering a steak from a restaurant one usually considers what they want on their steak, how they want it cooked, and if they want a side of potatoes or rice with that, but how often does one stop and think about how the cattle was raised. Many farmers today administer hormones into their livestock to increase weight gain, and to boost milk production in dairy cows. Though these hormones are beneficial to the meat and dairy industry, these injections may prove to be harmful to the consumer. Unless the cattle in which your steak was butchered from was organically raised you may be asking for a side of health problems with your meal....   [tags: Food Safety ]
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A Career in Farming - Every time a person goes to the store and buys some food that food was grown by a farmer or contain ingredients from the farmer’s crops. A farmer is a good job because the work they do helps to provide the world with food. Without farmers many people would go hungry not knowing how to grow their own food. Without farmers many other products other than food would be gone. Farmers work hard long days and often go unnoticed; however, without them life would be much different. Farming has been an occupation since 8,500 B.C....   [tags: farming industry, tractors, farmers]
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Humans are the Reason for the Endangerment of Tigers - ... The ban was made to help protect the tigers, but hunters still found a way past it. “No threat is driving tigers more rapidly toward extinction than poaching for consumption and trade,” this is a very accurate statement because tigers are not disappearing on their own. Even though China did place a ban on tiger products, tigers were still hunted and sold around on a black market. Tigers are also constantly in a competition with humans over prey. Due to this, people could say that tigers are taking all of their food sources and that is why they are constantly hunting them (O'Neill)....   [tags: habitat, hunters, money] 2165 words
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The Necessity of Legalizing Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin - Over the past several years, the gray wolf, native to the Wisconsin area, has been listed federally as an endangered species due to the graphic and horrific treatment they had received during the industrialization periods of America, when they were frowned upon and hated because they are predatory creatures and did, on occasion, attack livestock and pets. Because the government was encouraging the hunting, including bounties for the animals, the wolves were hunted to near extinction. However, now Wisconsin faces a new problem....   [tags: animal studies, hunting]
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The Current Meat Production Industry and Its Impact - ... They were also fed millions of dead cats and dead dogs every year, purchased from animal shelters. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned such practices after evidence from Great Britain suggested that these practices were responsible for the widespread outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalothapy (BSE) also known as “mad cow disease.” What is of concern is that the current FDA regulations allow dead pigs, horses and poultry to be used in cattle feed. In Vitro Meat: The alternative method of meat production In vitro meat (IVM) which is also called cultured meat, cruelty-free meat, shmeat, and test-tube meat, is an animal-flesh product that has never been part of a living animal....   [tags: beef production, policies, laws] 1274 words
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Biodiversity Hotspot of the Mountains of Central Asia - ... Habitat destruction is also caused by overgrazing. The majority of the area has been affected by overgrazing because the amount of livestock has been increasing recently. Due to the climate and open habitats, grazing is one of the major ways to produce food for the herds. More so, if the population of human increases, the amount of food needed will also increase. After the livestock eats most of grasses in a particular area, they move around to different areas to seek new resources for food....   [tags: ecosystems, populations, species] 1732 words
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Problems with Modern Food Production and Consumption - ... The preservatives involved in some of these products can increase the risks of cancers among other diseases. I did a quick google search to find out how bad some of these preservatives were and found that there are over 50 preservatives found in common foods are linked to cancer, asthma and hyperactivity (Builder). Some preservatives have actually been found to help fight cancer as well. We have bred livestock for fattier tasty foods, but we could also breed some for a leaner healthier meat....   [tags: nutritional, diet, disease]
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Is Pastoralism a Practicable in Somali Region? - ... This might include building abattoirs and requiring livestock exports to be processed according to international phyto-sanitary standards, or it might involve settling the pastoralists (facilitating sedentarisation) to better provide services such as schools and clinics. This argument is armored by indicators suggesting that rural people in Somali Region have extremely poor outcome indicators (in terms of mortality), and provision of basic public services (health and education) are seriously inadequate in sedentary as well as mobile communities (Devereux 2006)....   [tags: development programs in Africa] 863 words
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Adding Value to Iowa's Resources - Today Iowa is excelling as one of the top states when it comes to agricultural production, and a leader in using its resources. Iowa has rankings in the top 5 states in the nation in 3 different categories of production. In the livestock category Iowa is ranked fourth in the nation in cattle and calves, fourth in sheep, goats, and their products, first in layers (chickens that lay eggs), and first in hogs and pigs. In the crops category Iowa is ranked first in corn for grain and first in soybean production....   [tags: Economics]
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