cattle

farming

The Future of Milk Production Could Be This Floating Dairy Farm

A port in Rotterdam is preparing for the world’s first floating dairy farm, a three-storey concrete raft housing 40 cows and producing 1,000 litres of milk a day.
Caroline Stocks
8.28.18
milk

'Single-Origin Milk' Is for People Who Want to Know Their Cows

“One might be creamy and taste like ice cream, while other bottles might be very fresh or sweet,” Matthijs Baan writes.
Lauren Rothman
6.19.18
cows

The Cows of the Future Could Be Genetically Altered to Be Heat-Resistant

Hopefully, they will also fart and burp less.
Nick Rose
6.29.17
halal

Celebrating Eid on Britain's First Organic Halal Farm

“Muslims and non-Muslims, we’ve all ignored that reality in how our food is produced,” says Lutfi Radwan, co-founder of Willowbrook Farm in Oxfordshire.
Zab Mustefa
6.26.17
farming

From Peasant Farms to 100,000-Cow Mega Dairies: The Extremes of Chinese Agriculture

Food production in China is split between vast, industrial operations using the latest technology and small-scale “peasant” farms that employ traditional agricultural practices.
Charlie Taverner
4.28.17
agriculture

Cows in Switzerland Could Be Given Acupuncture Instead of Antibiotics

Following the World Health Organisation’s warning that the overuse of antibiotics in meat causes antimicrobial resistance in humans, Swiss vets are trialling alternative medicine.
Daisy Meager
3.24.17
scotland

Robert Burns Was a Secret Cheesemaker

Robert Burns, the great Scotsman who revolutionised Romantic poetry and whose memory we celebrate on Burns Night, had a sideline in cheesemaking on a farm near Dumfries.
Johanna Derry
1.25.17
WTF

This Story of a Huge Skittles Spill on a Motorway Just Keeps Getting Weirder

A Mars spokesperson had no idea how the thousands of defective sweets ended up in a cardboard box on the back of a truck more than 150 miles away.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.24.17
meat

This 100-Percent Wagyu Beef Comes From Chocolate-Eating Cows

Mayura Station is known for wagyu beef with snowflake-like marbling and buttery flavour—and for the fact that it feeds its cows Cadbury chocolate.
Kate Springer
11.28.16
meat

Why This Basque Butcher Loves Fat Old Cows

Imanol Jaca comes from north west Spain, where age and weight is revered, not reviled.
Chloe Scott-Moncrieff
11.23.16
Technology

‘Fitbits’ For Cows Could Be the Future of Dairy Farming

Farmers could soon be monitoring their herd’s health via Wi-Fi.
Daisy Meager
11.22.16
environment

Scientists Are Developing Grass That Stop Cows From Burping

Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark are inventing a grass that is easier for cows to digest, meaning less methane is released into the environment.
Daisy Meager
10.13.16
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