In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.
The International Livestock Research Institute recommends 18 key ways to optimize livestock systems and improve animal, human, and environmental health.
Research shows that greenhouse gas emissions on organic U.S. dairy farms were 24 percent lower when compared to emissions from conventional dairy farms.
When it comes to animal welfare, the right technology applied in the right way can make all the difference.
Climate resilient practices are essential to ensuring the health and safety of livestock as heat waves increase in frequency and severity.
Rodents from rabbits to cane rats provide sustainable protein sources for many populations, but expanding their consumption could pose problems.
On Alderland Farm in Iowa, this family of hog farmers is working to raise their livestock sustainably.
As demand for locally raised and certified organic meat booms, small farmers are struggling with the scarcity of slaughter facilities.