Livestock: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

October 2: World Day for Farmed Animals

Every year, the World Day for Farmed Animals is celebrated by the International Animal Welfare Organization, Asia for Animals Coalition and World Animal Protection. The day is celebrated to bring in awareness in treating animals as sentient beings and make visible the urgency and importance of farm animal welfare. India joined the other Asian countries ..

Effect of COVID-19 on Livestock

A recent study found that the SARS CoV 2 did not affect many of the livestock animals including dogs, chicken, ducks, etc. Animals Affected by SARS CoV 2 The study identified that the virus could infect cats and ferrets. The younger cats were more susceptible to the virus. This explains the reason why the Bronx ..

Alternative Meat

After the advances in developing meat alternatives from plant sources and from cell cultures in lab, start-ups are trying to replicate different ‘cuts’ of steak and chicken. Plant-based Meat The plant based meat alternatives (or meat analogues) are made from sources like peas, soybeans, wheat, rice, many legumes, etc. The proteins are extracted from the ..

Uttar Pradesh highest number of livestock

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has recently released the 20th Livestock Census -2019. As per latest census, India’s livestock population has increased to over 535 million showing an increase of 4.6% over Livestock Census-2012. Among the States, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of livestock of 67.8 million, followed by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh ..

Uttarakhand government to carry out bio-fencing to reduce human-animal conflict

To reduce human-animal conflict, the Uttarakhand government has decided to carry out bio-fencing by growing various species of plants in those areas viz. lemongrass, agave, rambans, and chilly. The move is to prevent wild animals from entering residential areas and to protect agricultural crops and livestock in areas adjoining to forests. This biotic method is ..