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Grants aim to improve animal welfare

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

  Farmers seeking to improve the welfare of their farm animals may apply for grant funding from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). FACT is calling for applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project, which provides grants up to $2,500 to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers for projects designed to improve farm animal welfare. This year the Fund-a-Farmer […]

Bayer & Monsanto to merge

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, the day before […]

Bed Bugs can be problematic in free-range chicken farms

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

In this episode of Bed Bug TV, Jeff (of Bed Bug Central) visits a bed bug infested chicken farm and explains the situation and possible solutions moving forward. Watch video here:  bed bugs in poultry facility  

Senate Hearings on U.S. Livestock and Poultry

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Representatives from many of the National Organizations representing animal agriculture were asked to provide a review of animal agriculture, including challenges and opportunities, before the US Senate on May 26, 2016.  Animal commodity representatives discuss economic, disease, and even social issues that their producers have faced during the past 5 years.  You can watch a […]

VetPestX – a searchable database of pesticides to control animal ectoparasites

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Interested in managing insect pests of animals?  While management should focus first on breaking the life cycle of insect pests, in some cases management options may include use of insecticides. The VetPestX searchable database of pesticides registered by state for use to manage ectoparasites of animals has been expanded over the last few months to […]

USDA considering new standards for organic livestock and poultry

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

USDA is announcing that we will soon publish and invite public comment on a proposed rule regarding organic livestock and poultry practices. It’s an important step that will strengthen consumer confidence in the label and ensure that organic agriculture continues to provide economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and businesses around the country. The proposal aims […]

Zoetis avian flu vaccine gets USDA conditional license

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Efficacy and potency studies are underway for Zoetis’ Avian Influenza Vaccine, H5N1 Subtype, Killed Virus The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the Zoetis a conditional license for its vaccine product, Avian Influenza Vaccine, H5N1 Subtype, Killed Virus. The vaccine is intended for use in chickens as an aid in the prevention of disease […]

Agricultural Sciences – Call for Papers on Poultry Production

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The journal “Agricultural Sciences” is planning a special issue on poultry production.  In this special issue,  front-line researchers and authors are invited to submit original researches and review articles on exploring poultry production and food safety management. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Poultry processing and production Poultry production and value Feed, water […]

Backyard poultry workshop March 12 in Oakland, CA

Friday, February 19th, 2016

For tips on raising healthy chickens in your backyard, attend the Backyard Poultry Workshop in Oakland on Saturday, March 12. Poultry experts will share valuable information for experienced poultry owners and for those just getting started. The workshop is sponsored by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Cooperative Extension in Alameda County […]

International Livestock Congress

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The 2016 International Livestock Congress – USA will bring together an elite group of international livestock and meat industry leaders to discuss a variety of proactive strategies that address the ever-changing beef industry. The ILC-USA will be held March 3-4 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ in Houston. The International Livestock Congress is a […]

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