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Test Your Knowledge of Management Practices That Affect Dewormer Resistance

By   /  July 12, 2021  /  Consider This, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Test Your Knowledge of Management Practices That Affect Dewormer Resistance

Thanks to Michelle Arnold for this excellent article! There are many important diseases in sheep and goats but none are as common or threaten the herd health as much as internal parasites (worms). Although there are many types of worms that may contribute to a parasite problem, the blood-sucking barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is […]

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Grazing Salt Marshes Improves Resistance to Erosion and Sea Level Rise

By   /  June 28, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grazing Salt Marshes Improves Resistance to Erosion and Sea Level Rise

More and more places around the world are facing the challenge of flood risk due to sea-level rise, land subsidence and frequent storm surges. Some are approaching this problem by developing dikes or storm barriers. But construction of these hard engineering solutions can also destroy coastal ecosystems and the services they provide. For example, in […]

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Black Vultures Preying on Livestock is a Growing Problem

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  Consider This, Livestock  /  5 Comments

Black Vulture populations are increasing and, with warmer winters, their range is expanding too. Once only found in the southeast United States, the birds are now being seen as far north as Indiana. The problem is, unlike their cousin the Turkey Vulture, which only feeds on carrion, black vultures are aggressive enough to take live […]

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Peecycling for Pasture Health

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Peecycling for Pasture Health

Diverting urine away from municipal wastewater treatment plants and recycling the nutrient-rich liquid to make crop fertilizer would result in multiple environmental benefits when used at city scale, according to a new University of Michigan-led study. Doing a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impacts of urine recycling compared to conventional fertilizer production may seem like […]

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Study Shows Grasslands Are More Reliable Carbon Sinks Than Forests

By   /  May 17, 2021  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Study Shows Grasslands Are More Reliable Carbon Sinks Than Forests

Thanks to Kat Kerlin and the University of California, Davis for this article. Note that the study provides recommendations about carbon markets specific to California, but these recommendations could be extrapolated to other markets as well. A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink […]

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