Livestock

$5.5M California carbon fund project halfway in investments

· January 23, 2018

U.S.-based private investment fund Climate Trust Capital, an independent entity of the long-standing mission-driven nonprofit The Climate Trust, has closed on a carbon investment in the biogas sector—the Carlos Echeverria and Sons Dairy (CE&S) Dairy Biogas Project. Approximately $1.12 million of Climate Trust Capital’s Fund I was invested in a covered lagoon digester that will […]

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12-year-old with dwarfism finds passion for showing mini-cow

· January 22, 2018

A 12-year-old Georgia boy with a rare form of dwarfism called Spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia has found a passion for showing cattle, specifically his mini-cow. According to WGXA, James McNeal, who was paralyzed at 2-years-old and has had 31 different surgeries, is thriving thanks to a friendship with his mini-cow, Georgia.

Animal Agriculture Alliance hosts 2nd annual photo contest

· January 17, 2018

Five farmers and ranchers with an eye for photography can win a free registration to the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “Last year the Alliance hosted our first photo contest to encourage farmers to attend our 2017 Summit and received such a great turnout that we’ve decided to host another photo contest this year,” […]

Organic farmers ask USDA to reinstate animal welfare rules

· January 17, 2018

The nation’s organic food movement published an open letter in the Washington Post Tuesday demanding that the USDA stop interfering with standards for animal welfare in organic food production. In a full-page paid advertisement, the group asks USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue to reinstate the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule that was issued in January […]

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Documentary rides along with modern-day cowboy culture

· January 17, 2018

Check out the trailer of the new documentary “Down The Fence,” which profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for one of the most challenging equestrian championships in the world. The film documents how cowboy culture has evolved and is thriving because of the little-known sport of reined cow horse. “Down The Fence” is now available to […]

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