ISU’s Dr. Gauger Explains All Things PEDV

Joanna Schroeder

The emergence of PEDV took the U.S. by storm and according to Dr Phillip Gauger, with Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, between April 28 – May 4, 2013 they had four separate ISU-VDL submissions – one from Indiana and three from Iowa – from farms with no relationship. He and his team realized after running diagnostic tests that more …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, Research, Swine, World Pork Expo

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

Jamie Johansen

The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection process,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science. “The 24 submissions …

Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Research

Real Science Initiative Grant Winners

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Balchem Corporation has announced the recipient of its Real Science Initiative research grant. The successful proposal was submitted by Dr. Heather White (Department of Dairy Science) and Dr. Dale Schoeller (Department of Nutritional Sciences) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their research project will investigate methyl metabolism in the bovine liver and will seek to discover pioneering knowledge of the effects …

Research

New Clover Has Multiple Disease Resistance

Talia Goes

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recently released Blackhawk, a new arrowleaf clover promising high forage production with improved disease resistance. Dr. Gerald Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage breeder, said he developed Blackhawk from lines with natural resistance to the fungal soil pathogen Pythium ultimum and for tolerance to bean yellow mosaic virus. Developed at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and …

Agribusiness, Disease, Forage, Research

More Dairy – More Muscle Mass

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A recent study found that older women who consumed more dairy had more muscle mass and greater physical performance than women who consumed less dairy. This study was led by Kun Zhu, PhD, in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes in Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital in Nedlands, Western Australia. The research team examined whether dairy intake was associated with body …

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Studying Affects of Weather and Climate on Cattle

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts …

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New Resources Available for Dairy Producers

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The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced new science-based resources available for dairy producers, processors, industry partners and stakeholders. The resources help the industry act on the unprecedented scientific research commissioned as part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment — a collective effort of the dairy value chain to measure and improve the sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to …

Agribusiness, Dairy Business, Research

Drink Milk, Win Nobel?

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A new study published in Practical Neurology suggests that countries whose people consume the most milk and dairy products, per capita, also win the most Nobel Prizes, per capita. Drinking milk makes you smart! Take Sweden, the country most associated with the Nobel prizes. For every 10 million Swedes, there are 31.855 Nobel prizes. The Swedes also consume about 772 …

Research

Cheese Keeps the Kids Full

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A new study published Pediatrics found that children who snacked on cheese and vegetables had a lower intake of calories. Researchers asked a group of 201 children in the third through sixth grade to eat one of four snack types: potato chips, cheese, vegetables or a combination of cheese and vegetables. They were then instructed to eat as much as …

Research

The Hidden Killer Mycotoxin

Jamie Johansen

What do we do when two-thirds of all grains are contaminated with mycotoxins? This question was answered at Alltech’s recent Global 500. Dairy and beef producers from across the world came together to hear from experts and share advice with each other. Andrew Linscott, ruminant specialist for Alltech United Kingdom, talked with dairy producers about the hidden killer hitting dairies …

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