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Study: Goat Milk Formula Could Benefit Infant Gut Health
A new laboratory study by RMIT, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, analysed two types of commercial goat milk formula, looking at oligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic that can boost the growth of beneficial bacteria and protect against harmful...
Ecologists report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan
Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, with others, reported they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Extensive Farming and the Future of Food Production
Farmers worldwide are facing new environmental challenges. According to Dr Juan Villalba, Associate Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and editor of ‘Animal Welfare in Extensive Production Systems’, skills learned...
The End of Hawaii’s Ancestral Sheep?
The future for heritage free-roaming sheep on the Big Island of Hawaii hangs by a thread. These unique descendents of livestock deposited by Captain George Vancouver in 1791 are under pressure, writes John Wilkes....

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