NPPC Farm Bill Priorities

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill aligns with testimony from other animal ag groups – establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Vice President David Herring, a pork producer from Newtown Grove, N.C. also testified before the House Agriculture subcommittee this week. “If this country ever had an FMD …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, farm bill, NPPC, Policy, Pork

Cattlemen’s Priorities for 2018 Farm Bill

Jamie Johansen

In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), called on Congress to authorize $150 million a year over five years for a “stronger and more adequate foot-and-mouth disease (FMB) vaccine bank” as part of the 2018 Farm …

Ag Group, Beef, Disease, NCBA, Policy, Trade

Anaplasmosis Treatment in Beef Cattle Under VFD

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued …

Animal AgCast, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary, VFD

U.S. Pig Farmers Celebrate Antibiotic Stewardship

Jamie Johansen

American pig farmers’ commitment to their animals, their customers and their communities matches with the goals of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual celebration, Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (Nov. 14-20). “The Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is a good time to reflect on our long history of accomplishments in the antibiotics area, such as using …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Disease, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Blackhead Disease Control Webinar from Alltech

Jamie Johansen

Alltech will host a webinar on Blackhead disease control throughout the poultry industry November 7 at 2:3- EST. Dr. Dennis Wages, professor of poultry health management at North Carolina State University will discuss how histomoniasis is impacting the poultry community in the United States. Key points: – Gain a better understanding of how blackhead disease affects poultry. – Understand the …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Disease, Poultry, Webinar

Cornell Hosts 65th Wildlife Disease Conference

Lizzy Schultz

Nearly 400 participants from 25 countries, 38 states and nine provinces attended the 65th Annual Wildlife Disease Association Conference, hosted by the Wildlife Health Group and held July 31-Aug. 5 at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). This year’s conference theme was “Sustainable Wildlife: Health Matters,” with a main focus on addressing the spread of diseases that pass …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Disease, Events, University, Veterinary

A Conversation With Novus' Innovation Expert

Lizzy Schultz

Novus International held a special informational session during its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with Scott Hine, VP, Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer, leading a question and answer session about the importance of science, technology, and innovation to Novus. Hine discussed Novus’ vision for the future, and emphasized the company’s sustained commitment to research and innovative discoveries. He was asked …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Disease, Health, Novus International

Animal Agriculture Education – It Works

Jamie Johansen

The control, prevention and eradication of diseases like salmonella, PRRS, E. coli and camppylobacter are all key factors to profitable production. Lance Barton, director of wean to finish and genetic services, Belstra Milling Co. spoke to attendees during a special session at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference sharing his work with Fair Oaks Farms and how their Pig Adventure focuses …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Disease, Education, Pig, Swine

Pneumonia Prevention Tips from UPenn

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy health experts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center (NBC) have seen an increase in pneumonia cases this year, particularly in growing heifers and calves, resulting from the wide temperature swings and wet-warm weather in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC experts have provided several important tips for area producers to aid in the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Disease, University, Veterinary

PRRS Resistant Pigs – A True Game Changer

Jamie Johansen

Last week a game-changer was announced that could quite possibly reinvent the pork industry. Dr. Randy Prather, Professor of Animal Science at the University of Missouri and Director of the National Swine Resource and Research Center, has spent over a decade putting the pieces together to finally provide an answer to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus. The results …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Disease, Pork, PRRS, Swine