Sheep and goat farming

October 01, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors on Tuesday pressed animal cruelty charges against the owner of a herd of goats, some of whom died on an island in Warsaw. Some 60 goats and sheep from a private farm had been sent to an island on the Vistula River last year to help control its lush grass and...
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June 10, 2019 - 12:09 pm
ROME (AP) — An unusually large swarm of local locusts, estimated in the millions, is plaguing farmers raising sheep and other livestock in Sardinia. The Italian farmers' lobby Coldiretti says it has asked for government help, even though it's likely too late to save the hay crop and grassland that...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo two cows fight during the traditional "Combats de Reines" ("Battle of the Queens"), a cow fight in Bussy-Chardonney, western Switzerland. During the combat the cows simply push forehead against forehead. They also use their horns in different ways. Swiss will decide on Sunday whether to ban farmers from removing cow horns. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, file
November 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer's proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns, official results showed. The Swiss federal chancellery said 54.7 percent of voters opposed the...
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November 25, 2018 - 4:21 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a cattle farmer's proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals keep their horns. Voters decide on three issues Sunday as part of Switzerland's form of direct democracy. Referendums...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:03 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capitol city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy — grazing goats. On Wednesday, three goats munched on the plants along the small city's bike path behind the high school. Goat owner Mary Beth Herbert, of Moretown, says the goats graze on the poison ivy...
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Dead sheep lie in a forest in Bad Wildbad, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern community of Bad Wildbad looked “like horror” after a wolf there apparently killed 32 sheep, while more of them drowned in a nearby river when they tried to escape. Other sheep had to be shot dead because of their injuries. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, officials said Monday, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa that a field in...
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April 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern...
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