Animals Archives - Modern Farmer


A Ban on Mail Order Chicks?

There are a lot of ways to look forward to a long winter’s end. For... (more)

Tove Danovich
How Goat Poop Illuminates the Future of Biotechnology

Like other herbivores, Elway, a San Clemente Island goat at the Santa Barbara Zoo, can... (more)

Huanjia Zhang
February 21, 2021
Scientists Discover That Pigs Can Play Video Games

Animal intelligence, as we’ve mentioned here before, is a hugely messy concept that we still... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 19, 2021
Winter Storm Is Devastating Texas Farmers and Ranchers

Over the past week, a brutal winter storm has made life difficult in much of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 18, 2021
Deep in Factory Farm Country, CAFO Critics Are Just Trying to Get...

A group of Iowa state lawmakers on Tuesday once again introduced legislation that would effectively... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 10, 2021
Why Is India’s Government Pushing a Nationwide Cow Exam?

Last month, the Indian government raised eyebrows when it released the syllabus for a new... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 1, 2021
No Milk Without Meat?

Female mammals only produce milk to feed their young. It’s as true for a woman... (more)

Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
February 1, 2021
Biden Administration Freezes Proposed Line Speed Increases in Poultry Plants

The Trump administration’s quest to allow for faster meat processing may have hit a snag:... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 26, 2021
Small Ranchers, Big Problems

When Rhiannon Hampson’s dairy herd births a male calf, she jumps on the phone that... (more)

Catie Joyce Bulay
January 25, 2021
Could Indoor Vertical Farms Be the Future of Livestock Feed?

Along Utah’s Highway 68 in the small community of Elberta, Utah stands an industrial dome.... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 16, 2021
Report: Bill Gates Now the Largest Private Owner of American Farmland

When you’re a billionaire, your money problems are different than for non-billionaires. Instead of figuring... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 15, 2021