Cows

Falling Milk Prices and the Impact on British Dairy Farmers

Meurig Raymond | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

It is undoubtedly a very frustrating and worrying time for British dairy farmers. Milk prices are plummeting. With increased milk supply around the world and demand not increasing at the same pace, huge pressure has been put on milk values. For some it means they are now only getting around 25 pence-per-litre for their product. With the cost of production sitting much higher than this it is no wonder that many fear for the future of their farm businesses... What we also know is that it is clear that the British public want to back British farming and continue to support British dairy farmers during this difficult time.

A Farmer Serenades Cows With ‘Royals' Played On The Trombone, And It's Wonderful

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, this has just about made our day. And also the cows' day, by the looks of things. Just see what happened when farmer Derek Klingenberg - w...

Cows Are Being Milked By Robots Now, And It's Incredibly Weird

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

Who milks cows? If you answered 'farmers', or 'milkmaids from the 1890s in white dresses' you score no points. If you said 'humans with milking mac...

Lightning Strikes Kill More Than 60 Cows In Chile (VIDEO, GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Upwards of 60 dairy cows have been killed in lighting strikes in southern Chile. Cecil Fourt, who owns a ranch in Los Rios, told the Associated Pr...

Farting Cows Cause Methane Explosion On German Dairy Farm

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Methane gas produced by 90 farting and belching cows caused an explosion in a German dairy farm, blowing the roof off and injuring one of the animals....

Veal: It Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

A key achievement of the Forum has been to reduce the live export of calves by 90%: now just 2% of dairy calves born in Britain are exported live abroad. Professor John Webster, Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol speaking at the Calf Forum event emphasised that despite the title of the Forum, it's not about exports but alternatives.

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Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Sometimes when the stars align in just the correct manner something like this will happen. An extraordinary piece of timing appears to make thi...

Badger and Cow-friendly Solution to Bovine TB

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK
Jasmijn de Boo

This World Vegan Day (1 November), isn't it time we ask different questions about bovine tuberculosis (bTB)? Do we simply accept that it will always exist, although we may eventually reach a stage in which bTB is somewhat contained? It doesn't need to be.

LOOK: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: False Widow Spider Outbreak Closes Forest Of Dean SchoolFalse Widow Spider Bite Left Bromley Grandfather 'Wanting To Die' (GRAPHIC PICTURE...

WATCH: What's Got These Cows' Attention?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Comedy

*Insert 'horn section' joke here* "We were just warming up in the backstage before going on stage at a festival, when suddenly the sound of our sax...

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

The Truth About Veal

John Avizienius | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
John Avizienius

Have you ever eaten veal? If not, you're not alone. Many people don't understand what veal is or think it's cruel because it comes from calves killed at a young age. Surely it's better to ensure they are treated well, and produce higher welfare meat from them, than let them go to waste as a simple by-product?

WATCH: Boxer Dog Vs Cows

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Comedy

(Warning: video contains swear words.) "This is Jonesy; this was his first encounter with the cows he barks at while driving by," explains this box...

WATCH: Car Hits Cows Having Sex

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A shocking video of a bull mounting a cow before being hit by a car has been viewed thousands of times after being posted on YouTube. A dashboard c...

A Newcomer to Dairy Farming

Chris Webb | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Webb

I'm already half-awake when the soft ping of my alarm nudges me to get out of bed. It's four o'clock and there's a ninety minute drive to the farm, so I need to get going. I quickly pull on some old clothes and head out into the dark, frosty morning.

Interview: Best-selling YA author Maggie Stiefvater

Ben Falk | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

U.S. author Maggie Stiefvater has sold over two million books worldwide, with hits including the Shiver series, The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys - YA stories with a fantasy twist.

WATCH: Cows Frolic In Spring Sunshine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Comedy

This video may be a little old, but (a) we'd never seen it before, (b) it's going viral right now and (c) it brought a big goofy smile to our faces - ...

WATCH: It's A Talking Cow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Hold up! Stop what you're doing! There's a cow over there and it's got something very important to say to us all - so do pay attention. Right, got ...

How Now Brown Cow?

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

How cows make friends is to be investigated in a three-year study. Scientists want to understand more about "social networking" within dairy herds....

WATCH: Runaway Cows Storm Yorkshire Cul-De-Sac

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Most people prefer to be woken up by alarm clocks, or a cup of tea, or a full English breakfast - but for one unlucky cul-de-sace in Harrogate, Yorksh...

'Bizarre' Discovery Of Cow And Woman Buried Together

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

A find described as “extremely rare” and “bizarre” has been uncovered in Cambridgeshire – an Anglo-Saxon woman buried with a cow. It is t...

Animal Welfare and Human Welfare Need to Go Hand in Hand at Rio+20

Dr Michael Appleby | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
Dr Michael Appleby

The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.

Tesco Accused Of Stocking Beef From Illegally Destroyed Forests

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Tesco is helping the systematic destruction of pristine rainforest by stocking beef products made by a controversial supplier, a report has claimed. ...

Passengers Stranded After Train Hits Herd Of Cattle At High Speed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

A packed passenger train has crashed into an escaped herd of cows causing chaos on a train travelling through Oxfordshire The 2.45pm Crosscountry T...

WATCH: Dancing Cows? You Bet!

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever seen cows dance? Okay, ever seen cows leap for joy? Or rubbing their faces into the earth for a good scratch, or bumping heads with each other? ...