University of Manitoba: New website a valuable resource on livestock production research

University of Manitoba: New website a valuable resource on livestock production research. “The new site offers researchers, students, industry, governments and consumers access to an extensive library of research projects and resources examining the role of Canadian livestock production systems as an integral component of an adaptive and enduring food system in Canada.”

PR Newswire: ASPCA Introduces New Grocery List Tool to Help Consumers Avoid Factory-Farmed Food in Honor of the Fifth Anniversary of its Shop With Your Heart Program (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: ASPCA Introduces New Grocery List Tool to Help Consumers Avoid Factory-Farmed Food in Honor of the Fifth Anniversary of its Shop With Your Heart Program (PRESS RELEASE). “To coincide with the fifth anniversary of its Shop With Your Heart® Program, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of a new tool called the Shop With Your Heart Grocery List, a searchable directory of welfare-certified animal products and plant-based alternatives.”

Göttingen University: COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade

Göttingen University: COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade. “Many diseases, such as COVID-19, have made the jump from animals to people with serious consequences for the human host. An international research team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, says that more epidemics resulting from animal hosts are inevitable unless urgent action is taken. In order to protect against future pandemics which might be even more serious, they call for governments to establish effective legislation addressing wildlife trade, protection of habitats and reduction of interaction between people, wildlife and livestock. Their review was published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.”

Modesto Bee: Got wildfire fuel around your rural home? Use website to find livestock to graze it

Modesto Bee: Got wildfire fuel around your rural home? Use website to find livestock to graze it. “A new website helps put livestock to work on California land overgrown with wildfire fuel. Owners of small rural properties can schedule visits by cattle and other livestock that munch on the fuel. The animals come from full-time ranchers and other participants in the program.” If this sounds familiar, it’s because a similar site also launched in November. That, however, was a grazing exchange site focused on the midwestern US.

Practical Farmers of Iowa: New Midwest Grazing Exchange website aims to connect livestock farmers with landowners in six states across the region

Practical Farmers of Iowa: New Midwest Grazing Exchange website aims to connect livestock farmers with landowners in six states across the region. “The Midwest Grazing Exchange… is a free matchmaking service that aims to connect graziers and landowners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Graziers can search for forage to graze and landowners can search for livestock to graze their land.”