Belching bovines and global warming: Overstated claims about methane emitted by cows and climate change
Cattle / Climate Change / Environment / GHG emissions / Interview / News clipping

Belching bovines and global warming: Overstated claims about methane emitted by cows and climate change

A recent interview by Caroline Stocks, a UK journalist who writes about food, agriculture and the environment, of air quality expert Frank Mitloehner, a professor of animal science at the University of California at Davis, calls into question how responsible cows are for climate change. Continue reading

Ivan Morrison, of the University of Edinburgh, formerly of ILRAD, awarded the inaugural Plowright Prize for his lifelong research towards a vaccine for East Coast fever
Africa / Award / Cattle / Disease Control / ECF / Europe / ILRI / Kenya / Pro-Poor Livestock / Research / Staff / UK / Vaccines

Ivan Morrison, of the University of Edinburgh, formerly of ILRAD, awarded the inaugural Plowright Prize for his lifelong research towards a vaccine for East Coast fever

RCVS Knowledge, the charity partner of the UK’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, has awarded its inaugural Plowright Prize to Professor William Ivan Morrison of the University of Edinburgh for his research combating the cattle disease East Coast fever. Ivan Morrison started his career at ILRAD, a predecessor of ILRI, where he worked from 1975 to 1990, leading, and building up, ILRAD’s research program on East Coast fever for many of those years. Continue reading

The geometry of disease: A longitudinal calf cohort study in Kenya has yielded a unique database and biorepository
Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / Epidemiology / ILRI / Kenya / LiveGene / Project / Science paper

The geometry of disease: A longitudinal calf cohort study in Kenya has yielded a unique database and biorepository

The IDEAL project, first attempt to study the complete pathogen landscape of any species, has generated a unique dataset and biorepository for researchers of infectious diseases of cattle in East Africa. Continue reading

(Enteric methane) greenhouse gas emissions in cows are cut 25% with feed supplement (3-NOP)
Animal Feeding / Cattle / Climate Change / Dairying / GHG emissions / Livestock / News clipping / North America / Science paper / USA

(Enteric methane) greenhouse gas emissions in cows are cut 25% with feed supplement (3-NOP)

The addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25% in a recently published study—one in a series of Penn State studies of the investigational substance in the United States—which might be an early step toward it being approved for use in this country. Continue reading

Thursday Links (November/December 2019)
Advocacy / Aflatoxins / Africa / Agriculture / Article / Cattle / ILRIComms / Livestock matters / Research

Thursday Links (November/December 2019)

A monthly round-up of recent articles, blog postings and tweets about livestock, aid and other topics that may be of interest to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff and partners, compiled by David Aronson. (This is a dual month issue of Thursday Links in anticipation of the December holidays.) This is a good long-form article … Continue reading

Thursday Links (September 2019)
Advocacy / Camels / Cattle / Chickens / Climate Change / Communications / Livestock / News clipping / Research / Women

Thursday Links (September 2019)

A monthly round-up of recent articles, blog postings and tweets about livestock, aid and other topics that may be of interest to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff and partners, compiled by David Aronson. News out of Africa An article in  The Nation says that supermarkets in nine Kenyan counties tested still stock and sell … Continue reading

Don’t believe the scare stories, Kenyan milk is a big success
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Don’t believe the scare stories, Kenyan milk is a big success

We sent the following note to Parents Africa magazine, which published an unfortunately alarmist article recently based on research conducted by ILRI scientists. A recent article in Parents Africa magazine reaches some unduly alarming conclusions about the milk sold in Nairobi—and attributes them to research published by scientists here at the International Livestock Research Institute … Continue reading

Kenyan livestock sector to grow ‘exponentially’—Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Animal Production / Cattle / Chickens / Consumption / Dairying / East Africa / Goats / Intensification / Kenya / Markets / News clipping / Pigs / Policy / Pro-Poor Livestock / Sheep

Kenyan livestock sector to grow ‘exponentially’—Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya’s livestock sector is primed to grow exponentially over the next three decades and anchor the country’s food sufficiency amid a rapid rise in the human population, a new survey showed. Continue reading