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Evan Robinson-Johnson  |  Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP JACKSON, Wyo. — In Melissa Brandao’s vision, every cow in Wyoming will soon sport a new high-tech earring, transferring real-time data via Bluetooth on the animal’s location and biometrics. Brandao is the founder and chief revenue officer of HerdDogg, a technology company that creates specialized ear …

Verma WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team of researchers at Purdue University has received $1 million in funding to help reduce the time it takes to detect bovine respiratory disease in beef and dairy cattle. Mohit Verma, who serves as an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue, is helping lead a team …

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Each year, millions of cows in the United States die from health problems and it’s costing the cattle industry, but “eyes in the sky” could help ranchers solve the problem. Joshua Jackson is one of many farmers flying a drone to help monitor a herd of cattle from high above his Central …

Thousands of kilometers of fencing designed to keep cattle away from disease-carrying wildlife such as buffalo now cover many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. These disease-control fences have a devastating impact on wildlife by blocking migration routes and isolating populations. Global food safety rules that require that beef be produced in areas free of disease …

Image copyright SPL The UK government’s badger cull has had mixed effects on the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, a new study reports. A team found the incidence of cattle TB had fallen in two areas where badgers had been culled and slightly increased in a third area. Farming groups claim the figures demonstrate …

Image copyright Seth Jackson Image caption Badgers move in as soon as culling begins and so spread infection further. Culling badgers drives them to roam further afield, allowing them to disperse tuberculosis over a larger area, new research suggests. The culls might thus increase the risk of TB spreading to cattle, the scientists behind the …