Cave drawings provide detailed appearcance of newly discovered exticnt hybrid species between cows and bison.
Regular, gentle pats and positive human interactions benefit growing calves. This could be advantageous for farmers, as cows produce more milk if they gain more weight at a young age.
Recently, a small herd of bison were released in Colorado. This suggests there is hope for the large buffalo that have been struggling to revive themselves ever since populations plummeted in the 1800s.
Animals with four-chambered stomachs that process plants are known as ruminants. Some of them, like cows, produce quite a bit of methane as they process the food. Kangaroos have been thought to produce much less. A recent study from University of Zurich says kangaroos are more gassy than we thought, but has learnings for cows on the planet.
New research from the University College Dublin shows Cows were domesticated in stages and far more selectively than previous research indicated. DNA analysis indicates ancient British farmers restocked their domesticated herds with still-wild ox specimens called aurochs that grazed throughout areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
Pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the earliest known creature to stand upright on all four legs. This species was thought to be a sprawler, but researchers from Brown University found that it had shoulders extending directly underneath its body instead of out to the sides.
China is introducing a new wave of genetically modified (GM) cows. And we're talking 'mad-scientist' GMOs here - animals that boast genetic traits utterly impossible to create in nature. How could that ever be a good thing? Well, new research has revealed it can be beneficial in certain ways, with these latest cows promising to help the cattle industry withstand a deadly pandemic of Bovine Tuberculosis (B-TB).
Researchers have determined that a newly discovered cave-dwelling catfish is already in danger of becoming extinct, and the cause is not one you'd likely expect.
Animals have developed all sorts of way to communicate with one another, whether it's through colorful fins like in killifish, signature whistles as among dolphins, or hand gestures like chimpanzees use. Now new research shows that at least among cows, calves and their mothers can have actual "conversations" with each other.
A rising temperature is traditionally bad news for farmers, and most crops are very finicky about growing conditions. However, new research has shown that a warming world is actually beneficial for one particular crop commonly used for livestock grazing.