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October 2021

Farmbiz: Deep breeding

By Kudakwashe Gwabanayi THIS week marks exactly seven months since we came out of the rainy season. In other words, it is the longest section because in less than a month, we will be in the rainy season again. While this is good…

Wild side: farms as habitat

In addition to pecking Wild Side columns for the MV Times, my professional life includes roles with BiodiversityWorks and the Betsy and Jesse Fink Family Foundation. Both entities share my interest in sustainability and biodiversity…

Improving breeding – The Hindu

Revised programs will improve productivity and traceability standards for Indian livestock Livestock farming in India has been largely disorganized, resulting in gaps in upstream and downstream integration of the value chain. Such…

Breeding needs more attention

The global animal feed market is undergoing marked changes which should accelerate this decade. The pattern of global consumption is shifting towards a greater share of animal products in diets. Thus, larger quantities of crops will be…

It was then: TM Silvia

Theophilus Miguel "TM" Silvia was born in 1877 in Ilha de São Nicolau, a mountainous island in the Republic of Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago nation off the coast of…

Livestock industry

Livestock is one of the earliest industries known to mankind. In Iran, this industry dates back centuries. animal husbandry is considered part of the agricultural sector because many of its…