Why Farmers Are Getting Priced Out of the Hudson Valley

Farmers are losing properties to wealthy buyers from the city, while leasing land from the new owners can feel like a ‘modern-day feudal system.’

#agriculture-and-farming, #farm-bill-us, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #land-use-policies, #livestock, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

A Farmer Holds On, a Fraying Lifeline for a Besieged Corner of Ukraine

Most farmers have fled the Russian advance, but Oleksandr Chaplik has stayed, despite the lethal risks and a lack of workers, water and power.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bombs-and-explosives, #cluster-munitions, #livestock, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine

The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-and-plant-health-inspection-service, #animals, #antibodies, #canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #dogs, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #michigan, #minks-animals, #netherlands, #ontario-canada, #taxidermy, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Wolves, and Misinformation About Them, Make a California Comeback

For the past 10 years, wolves have been steadily returning to the state after being wiped out a century ago. But not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat.

#california, #cattle, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #livestock, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Glimpses of Northern India’s Vanishing Nomads

For centuries, Kharnak nomads have raised livestock in one of the most hauntingly beautiful — and inhospitable — places on earth. Can their traditions outlast a generational exodus?

#goats, #ladakh-india, #leh-india, #livestock, #seasons-and-months, #textiles, #wool-and-woolen-goods

Plan to Remove Feral Cattle From National Forest in New Mexico Raises Concerns

Most everyone agrees the unbranded animals are a problem in Gila National Forest. But fear that the plan involves shooting them from a helicopter has led to sharp opposition.

#animals, #cattle, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #livestock, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-die-offs

Is the Coronavirus in Your Backyard?

White-tailed deer could become a reservoir for the virus, putting people and animals at risk, health experts say.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #hunting-and-trapping, #illinois, #iowa, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #microbiology, #minks-animals, #north-america, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #pets, #quebec-province-canada, #staten-island-nyc, #veterinary-medicine, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West

Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

#booker-cory-a, #conservation-of-resources, #elk, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #gianforte-greg-1961, #house-of-representatives, #hunting-and-trapping, #idaho, #livestock, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #senate, #state-legislatures, #wolves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

There Are Better Ways to Build a Burger

How we treat farm animals today will be seen as a defining moral failing of our age.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #content-type-service, #empathy, #factory-farming, #food, #good-food-institute, #innovation, #livestock, #meat, #mercy-for-animals

This little piggy doesn’t like heat and low barometric pressure

This little piggy doesn’t like heat and low barometric pressure

Enlarge (credit: Frank Sommariva)

Pigs have a long and illustrious history in North America. According to the University of Mississippi, they were initially introduced to the continent from Europe in the 1500s. In the 1900s, the Eurasian wild boar was also introduced. Over the years, escapee pigs and the introduced boars interbred, creating a nuisance: wild hogs.

These hogs have captured the imagination of the US. In 2019, a tweet asking a “[l]egit question for rural Americans” went viral. The question: “How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play[?]” There was even a TV show, called American Hoggers, about hunting these pigs, and it ran for four seasons starting in 2011. One of its stars, Dean Campbell, passed away over the summer. A small industry offering the experience of a lifetime—i.e. shooting hogs from a helicopter—also sprang up. If this seems somewhat macabre, it’s worth noting that feral pigs can cause $1.5 billion in damages in the US each year—though it’s hard to say if this makes using assault weaponry against them any less gruesome.

At any rate, new research suggests that by using temperature and terrain, we can anticipate where these hogs are more likely to trot as they continue expanding across the continent. According to Lindsay Clontz, one of the paper’s authors and a University of Georgia masters’ graduate in forestry and natural resources, this could help the US manage the damage more effectively.

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#diseases, #feral-pigs, #livestock, #pigs, #science, #weather

Volunteer Dies After a Sheep Charges at Her on a Therapy Farm

Kim Taylor, 73, went into cardiac arrest after being attacked while caring for livestock at a Massachusetts farm, the police said.

#cultivate-care-farms, #farm-therapy, #livestock, #sheep, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Covid Misinformation Created a Run on Animal Medicine

Veterinarians, ranchers and farmers say they are struggling with the effects of the surging demand for ivermectin, a deworming drug.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emerson-dr-karen, #facebook-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #horses, #ivermectin, #livestock, #ranches, #rumors-and-misinformation, #shortages, #social-media, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veterinary-medicine

Black Vulture Attacks on Animals May Be Increasing

But some bird experts say reports of increasing predation by black vultures in the Midwest may be overblown.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-behavior, #cattle, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #livestock, #vultures-birds, #your-feed-science

‘The Worst Thing I Can Ever Remember’: How Drought Is Crushing Ranchers

North Dakotans can’t grow enough feed for their cattle, so they’re selling off the animals before they starve.

#agriculture-and-farming, #auctions, #cattle, #corn, #drought, #global-warming, #livestock, #north-dakota, #ranches

Ivermectin Should Not Be Used to Treat Covid, F.D.A. Says

“You are not a horse,” the Food and Drug Administration said. “Stop it.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #ivermectin, #livestock, #mississippi

On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.

The cows don’t have to produce milk. The pigs sleep late. No animal on this former dairy farm serves a human need. Their only purpose is to live peacefully — and provoke questions about how we eat.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #butjadingen-germany, #cattle, #dairy-products, #germany, #hof-butenland-butjadingen-germany, #livestock, #milk, #pigs, #veganism

Sneaker marketplace GOAT hits $3.7 billion valuation in Series F raise

Sneaker and streetwear empire GOAT just doubled its valuation in a massive new raise.

The GOAT Group parent company shared today that it has raised $195 million in a Series F raise valuing the fashion giant at some $3.7 billion. The raise was led by a handful of hedge funds and P/E firms including Park West Asset Management, Franklin Templeton, Adage Capital Management, Ulysses Management and funds & accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates.

GOAT has surgically defined a corner of fashion commerce outside of Amazon’s purview while growing the appeal of street wear and sneakers to a broader audience of consumers. GOAT Group has now raised just shy of $500 million in total.

This round more than doubles the $1.8 billion valuation GOAT Group reached in its Series E fundraise last year. Like other online marketplaces, GOAT saw major growth last year, expanding its audience of buyers and sellers while seeing 100% year-over-year growth in its sneaker business and 500% year-over-year growth for its newer apparel business.

GOAT details some 30 million “members” and 600,000 sellers across its platform. In a press release, the company detailed its peer-to-peer marketplace has reached some $2 billion in gross merchandise volume.

#amazon, #economy, #franklin-templeton, #goat, #livestock, #online-marketplaces, #park-west-asset-management, #publishing, #retailers, #series-e, #sneakers, #tc, #valuation

Beef Prices Are Rising as Bottlenecks Limit Supply

Demand for beef is spiking as people dine out and grill, but the profits aren’t being evenly distributed. Ranchers blame the big meatpacking companies.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-meat-institute, #beef, #cargill-inc, #cattle, #jbs-sa, #livestock, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #ranches, #tester-jon, #tyson-foods-inc

Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

Epicurious Drops Beef Recipes to Fight Climate Change

The popular cooking website will not publish new beef recipes over concerns about climate change. “We think of this decision as not anti-beef but rather pro-planet,” an article said.

#beef, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #epicurious-web-site, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #recipes, #sustainable-living

A Meat War Is Waged Across State Lines

In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.

#agriculture-and-farming, #beef, #colorado, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #nebraska, #polis-jared-s-1975, #politics-and-government, #ricketts-john-peter, #vegetarianism

Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

The Barroso is one of Portugal’s most isolated areas, known for its rough terrain, abiding agricultural traditions and stunning beauty.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #livestock, #mines-and-mining, #photography, #portugal, #travel-and-vacations

Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #methane, #texas, #your-feed-photojournalism

Missing Livestock Ship Prompts Search Off Japan

The livestock carrier, with dozens of crew members and nearly 6,000 cows, left New Zealand for China last month. It sent a distress signal as a typhoon raged in the region.

#australia, #cattle, #east-china-sea, #japan, #livestock, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #typhoons

Bison Are On the Run After 125 Escape a Nebraska Feedlot

So many people have been chasing the 50 stragglers that the animals got spooked and split off into singles and pairs, complicating efforts to catch them, a sheriff said.

#animals, #bison, #cattle, #livestock, #nebraska, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

For Senegal’s Biggest Holiday, a Shortage of the All-Important Sheep

Properly celebrating Tabaski, as Eid al-Adha is known in Senegal, requires a sacrificial sheep. Coronavirus restrictions have made the animals more expensive, putting them out of reach of many.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eid-al-adha, #livestock, #senegal, #sheep, #shortages, #tabaski

Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #iowa, #livestock, #meat, #midwestern-states-us, #minnesota, #pigs, #slaughterhouses, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Coronavirus Canceled County Fairs. Now Children Show Their Cows and Sheep Virtually.

The coronavirus has thwarted summertime fairs, a tradition for youngsters who work on farms all year for their moment in the ring.

#cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goats, #livestock, #sheep, #state-and-county-fairs, #united-states

A Shortage of Steak? Yes, and Ranchers Knew It Was Coming

The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #grass, #livestock, #sheep, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

Cattle produce more methane than many large countries. A solution could be an ecological and financial breakthrough — and a Swiss biotech company may be on the cusp.

#air-pollution, #cattle, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #sacca-chris-1975, #science-and-technology