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Kansas to launch cattle disease traceability pilot project

· July 11, 2018

The state of Kansas is testing out a cattle disease traceability project that could guide discussion and development of traceability on a national scale. In early 2018, Cattle Trace collaborators began working to develop a purpose-built infrastructure to track cattle movement through the supply chain. Cattle Trace will utilize ultra-high frequency technologies to collect the […]

Animal Ag Alliance: Be alert for copycat animal rights protests

· June 4, 2018

The Animal Agriculture Alliance, a nationwide nonprofit organization working to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork, is appalled by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, an extreme animal rights group. As part of its “Animal Liberation Conference,” Direct Action Everywhere spearheaded a protest during which hundreds of activists descended upon a California […]

Poultry producers defend the flock this migration season

· October 17, 2017

Migration season is underway. And with migrating wild birds comes the increased threat of disease for domestic chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says now is the time to double down on biosecurity measures to protect your flock. Migratory birds face unusual migration challenges […]

Wisconsin State Vet: Protect your farm from salmonella

· December 1, 2016

Wisconsin State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw, is urging cattle producers to take preventative measures against a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg that is linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 21 people from eight states have become infected with the specific strain of […]

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