In modern broiler (meat chicken) houses, the smallest difference can make a huge impact on the rate of gain, so poultry farming is quite high tech.
Consumer Reports posted an article, “Are Banned Drugs in Your Meat,” sparking an outcry from the agriculture industry.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is focused on passing bills that make livestock farming more difficult, according to a latest report from the Animal Agriculture Alliance. On Tuesday, the Alliance released observations from the recent Taking Action for Animals Conference, an event organized by the HSUS. “Farmers, ranchers, and food companies are […]
Thinking about starting a flock of chickens before summer is through? Tractor Supply’s Chick Days is returning to stores nationwide through mid-September to offer families a one-stop shop. The eight-week event features live baby chicks and ducklings in store along with the supplies and expert guidance needed to begin or grow a backyard flock. “I’ve […]
It’s not every day an emu becomes a social media sensation, but that’s just what happened when a southwest Missouri FFA chapter advisor brought an emu into the classroom. “The students loved him! I’d hear a comment every day about how his picture went up on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.,” said Justin Mauss, Carthage Technical […]