Imported Guard Dogs Deployed as Part of US Wolf-Sheep Study

Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they’d react to their old nemesis on a new continent.

FULL STORY

Advertisements

All About Goat Wattles

By: Jennifer Stultz

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area.

FULL STORY

Scientist Finds Secret Ingredient in Red Clover That Increases Weight Gain in Ruminants

By: Kathy Voth

A team of researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit has found that an antimicrobial compound in red clover can increase feed efficiency in ruminants.  Biochanin A could be an alternative to using antibiotics to promote growth in feedlots, and could benefit livestock on pasture too.

FULL STORY