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The environmental footprint of meat – 3 News

John Kerr posted in on July 23rd, 2014.

3 News reporter Adrien Taylor looks in the environmental costs of meat in New Zealand following a widely reported US study in PNAS. An extract (read in full and watch the news clip here): A new study into the environmental impact of meat production has singled out beef as the worst offender. The study says […]

Beef a costly meat – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on July 22nd, 2014.

The environmental burdens imposed by beef production far exceed the burdens imposed by other types of livestock and plant staples, according to a US study. Comparing how much feed and therefore land, water and fertiliser was required in US production, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs were quite similar, but beef required 28 times more land, […]

Manawatu Standard: Scientists working on animal genetics

Peter Griffin posted in on May 26th, 2010.

Jill Galloway writes in the Waikato Times about scientists’ efforts to better understand beef and sheep genetics in a bid to improve Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) information. EBVs are widely used, but accurate genetic tests could potentially save farmers years and improve their stock. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Professor Goddard said EBVs work, […]

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