Nutritional requirements of sheep

Raising sheep as a profitable farming business imposes an appropriate diet for optimal animal husbandry and production. Sheep nutrition should include water, energy (carbohydrates and fats), proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Under certain conditions, veterinarians also recommend additional nutrients to be added to the daily nutrition of sheep. The production cycle of sheep Feed and nutritional… Read More »

Canada joins the list of countries to ban the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides

The Canadian federal government is taking steps to phase out, starting with 2021 the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides linked to the death of an increasing number of honey bees. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Canada announced in August 2018 the phasing out, over a three-year period, of two of the top three neonicotinoid-based pesticides… Read More »

Longest drought on record in the Colorado River region prompts for alternate water resources

The summer of 2018 brought one of the worst drought periods in the history of Las Vegas, which prompts authorities to win the race with time in order to find viable solutions for this serious problem. Federal water managers said that the odds for a serious shortage in the vital river system by 2020 have… Read More »

11 things to know about wool – types of wool

The shorn coat of the sheep is probably known since the Bronze Age as a textile material. The ancient Egyptians already opened wool factories on large scale to process this precious material. Until the 19th-century wool was considered a precious material and the wearing of woolen clothing was a privilege for wealthy citizens. Only since… Read More »

Monsanto sentenced to pay $289 million damage following claims that one of its herbicides causes cancer

Monsanto was forced to pay $289 million in compensation to a former gardener claiming to have cancer because of an herbicide produced by the company, reports CNN. The case of Dewayne Johnson, a former gardener in a school, was the first to judge in court that Roundup, the glyphosate-based herbicide causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit… Read More »

Famous agricultural areas in the world – Provence, France

The already wonderful places in Provence, in the south-east of France, have a special color in June and July, due to the huge lavender plantations, and the whole region becomes a large violet plain. Lavender is inseparably linked to Provence, just like cotton is linked to the Cotton Belt in the USA. It’s the soul… Read More »

Organic chicken feed – a short guide on the nutrition of organic chickens

The opportunity to invest in setting up an organic chicken farm is all the more important as demand for quality organic products is on the rise. In an organic system, the chicken feed must come from organic sources, for example from certified farms. Since the number of these farms is not high enough yet, many… Read More »

New Zealand’s attempt to eradicate a bacterial disease will cause the killing of more than 150,000 cows

The government of New Zealand announced recently that it will sacrifice over 150,000 bovine heads to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis bacterial disease after reaching an agreement with the zootechnics sector. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “difficult” the decision to implement this plan over the next 10 years and it will cost about 526 million… Read More »

11 most expensive spices in the world

Spices have played an important part in our daily lives since the beginning of history; references to spices appear in several ancient writings. Archaeologists have discovered spices in Egyptian tombs dating even before 3000 BC; they were used for embalming because of their conservation properties. In the middle ages spices played an important role in… Read More »