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Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

10,000 Birds

European Starlings are fond of farms and human activity in general, so it came as no surprise that I was able to find evidence of them breeding so easily at Normanskill Farm, a working farm in Albany, New York that’s become my favorite local patch. A starling with nesting material at Normanskill Farm in Albany, New York, in May.

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Urban Birding in Costa Rica- Benefits of Brushy Fields and Coffee Farms

10,000 Birds

We might have a few small farms nearby and the gift of a narrow riparian zone out back but in general, the main habitat is that of the modern human kind; housing and streets (lamposts included). Two habitats especially fun to bird are brushy fields and coffee farms.

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How do you perceive farmed animals?

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For an MSc project, we are investigating people’s emotions and beliefs about farmed animals. Volunteers needed for online study! To participate in the study follow this link: [link] Please only take part in this study if you are omnivorous, vegetarian, pescatarian, or flexitarian. Thank you for participating!

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USDA continues monitoring for African swine fever as it persists globally

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Countries have been forced to slaughter herds, ban imports on pig products, and implement greater biosecurity measures on farms. However, ASF continues to affect swine herds globally, entering five new European countries in 2023. Researchers are also working on developing vaccines.

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Arrowood Farm Brewery: Bramble Farmhouse on Raspberries

10,000 Birds

Our featured beer this week is Bramble, a dry-hopped farmhouse ale from the Arrowood Farm Brewery of Accord, New York, made with – as the name suggests – raspberries. Considering all that, it’s no small miracle that Arrowood Farm Brewery was able to spare enough local raspberries from the insatiable appetites of birds to make Bramble.

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Students, veterinarians address animal welfare scenarios during annual contest

AVMA News

Participants completed in-person assessments of the welfare of animals in a variety of scenarios, including laboratory rats, farmed bison, cage-free laying hens, and tortoises in a zoo. The 23rd annual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, or AWJAC, took place November 17-19 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Juniper, plagues, and waxwings – Arrowood Farm-Brewery: Waxwing Juniper Farmhouse Ale

10,000 Birds

A significant Dutch influence still pervades New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley where the Arrowood Farm-Brewery is found, so it’s fitting that the beloved juniper berry — a circumboreal crop early colonists from Holland must have been delighted to find on both sides of the Atlantic — is used to such great effect in this beer.

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