Mystery Behind Poultry Vaccine Revealed

Lizzy Schultz

A recently completed research project funded by The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation has revealed the mystery behind an important poultry vaccine. The research project, part of USPOULTRY’s comprehensive research program, was completed by Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Mark Jackwood in the Department of Population Health & Poultry Science at the University of Georgia …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry, Vaccine, Veterinary

USDA Preserving Genetic Diversity of Livestock

Lizzy Schultz

Researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief intramural scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are ensuring that the genetic diversity of our livestock doesn’t disappear, and the key player in that mission is the National Animal Germplasm Collection. The Collection is the largest of its kind, storing over a million germplasms, samples of tissue …

Ag Group, Genetics, Livestock, Reproduction, Research, usda

Bayer Hosts Panel On Antibiotic Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science held a series of panels covering a variety of important topics during an #AgVocacy Forum at the 2016 Commodity Classic last week in New Orleans. Discussion surrounded antibiotic resistance in crops, animals, and humans, and how all three of those industries must share equal responsibility in terms of prioritizing antibiotic stewardship in their fields. The panel included …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Bayer, Research, Veterinary

QualiTech Study Shows SQM Zinc Offers Advantages

Kelly Marshall

A recent study of the role of organic trace minerals on poultry performance was done by QualiTech.  The results showed the use of SQM Zinc as the zinc source in a broiler’s diet gave a significant advantage in the growth rate, depending on what antagonists might also be present in the diet.  This study offers evident that SQM Zinc supplementation …

Animal Health, Poultry, Research

AgGenetics Launches Financing Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

AgGenetics, an animal health and biotechnology company, recently launched a $5 million equity financing campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. The action comes in response to the ever-increasing demand for animal protein, which is projected to grow by nearly 40% in the next 20 years. No effective or economically viable models for addressing this demand currently exist. …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, Breeding, Breeds, Genetics, Production, Research

Purdue Study Reveals ManureMagic Success

Lizzy Schultz

DryLet, LLC recently announced the results of a Purdue University study that highlight the ability of ManureMagic to reduce deadly hydrogen sulfide gas and noxious odors generated in pig farming operations. The 42-Day study was conducted by Dr. Albert Heber in Purdue’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering. The research tested the efficacy of ManureMagic in reducing hydrogen sulfide, as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biosecurity, Biotech, Research, Swine, University, Video

UW-Extension Hosting Cattle Feeders Workshops

Lizzy Schultz

The University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension will be hosting seven Cattle Feeders workshops at locations throughout Wisconsin from February 22 through February 25, 2016. The forums will discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive requirements, a market outlook, results of recent feeding trials, and overhead cost survey highlights. Adam Hady, UW-Extension Richland County agriculture agent, will present a discussion on the upcoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, economics, Events, Markets, Research, University

Workshop On Antibiotic Research Announced

Lizzy Schultz

Farm Foundation, NFP, and the USDA’s Economic Research Service are collaborating to present a workshop next month on the use of antibiotics in food animals. The workshop will be held in Washington, DC, from March 17-18, 2016. The workshop was developed in response to the increasing concern seen in human medicine regarding the decline in the number of new antibiotics …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Farm Foundation, Research, usda, Veterinary

USPOULTRY Foundation Focused on the Future

Lizzy Schultz

The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has committed to paving the path towards ensuring future success for the poultry industry, and the work done through the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation is continually making an significant impact on the industry. John Starkey, USPOULTRY President, sat down for an interview during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, IPPE, Research, University, US Poultry

USPOULTRY Pushes Avian Flu Research

Lizzy Schultz

Last year, the poultry industry saw the largest outbreak of avian influenza in history, with the disease eliciting nationwide concern from producers, consumers, and government officials alike. Dr. John Glisson, of the US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), was on hand during the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) to discuss the current state of the outbreak, and how …

Ag Group, Audio, avian flu, IPPE, Poultry, Research, US Poultry