Feed them spuds

In 1993 Jim Herr, the owner of Herr Food Inc, in the US, most famous for its line of potato chips, confronted a problem.

 
Happy all the time

We all know that happy cows produce better milk. The finding is not new; the California Milk Advisory Board has been saying it for years.

 
Tuck in with impunity

Cheese lovers can breathe easy. Cheese, milk, and yogurt have been labelled ‘drugs’ of the food world. But are they truly so bad?

‘We’ll see you right’

An ambulance service for cattle has begun in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in a bid to protect animals sacred to the country’s majority Hindu community.

 
More ‘girls’ on streets

More 'girls' will be joining the herd on the streets of Morrinsville, including a new mega-cow -- all new arrivals in the town’s Herd of Cows street art project.

Knocked out

Farmers using drones to monitor their farms may have a new challenge -- eagles.

Unfazed by rules

Sellers of raw milk in New Zealand are taking new regulations in their stride.

Truth about milk

The Australian dairy industry is joining the fight to clarify the meaning of the word ‘milk’.

Milk stoush over

A David and Goliath battle has ended with David’s victory! A dispute between Fonterra and Lewis Road Creamery over labelling on Kapiti milk bottles is over.

Taking it easy

Cows in Germany are being given three-month maternity leave to take care of their offspring.

A cow of an idea

GDP per capita in Zimbabwe (in constant dollars) is about where it was in 1960, and markedly lower than it was in the mid 1970s.

Consider the billions of plastic jugs, paper cartons, and glass bottles needed for milk. Now consider a vessel far more compact and environmentally sound -- a plastic milk bag.

An Auckland cow moo-rooned on a ‘desert’ island has been ferried back to greener pastures.

A pregnant cow survived a mammoth swim through floodwater between Lismore and Ballina on the north coast of New South Wales.

A fouled vessel carrying PKE, ordered by MPI to leave Tauranga on March 6, has been allowed to return after divers cleaned it outside New Zealand waters.

Dutch dairy farmers are queuing for a ‘death subsidy’ for cows as part of a plan to reduce the size of the national herd.

It's not often the police invite the public to have a little fun with cannabis (marijuana).

 

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Health cards for cow ID

The animal husbandry department of an Indian state has stepped up work to provide health cards to cows.

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In 1993 Jim Herr, the owner of Herr Food Inc, in the US, most famous for its line of potato…

 

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