“We must ‘lead well’ and think beyond the farm.” That’s the recommendation made by two University of Minnesota (UM) veterinarians, Dr. Jeff Bender, and Dr. Montse Torremorell. In their work at UM College of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health, they have published several resources to help keep livestock workers healthy as they care for animals.
Animal rights activists are everywhere and being more and more aggressive. It may seem intuitive, but how to protect yourselves, your animals, and your reputation is critical for the successful production of protein.
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Many are lauding the passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade agreement which replaces NAFTA when it comes to trading with our neighbors to the south and north. The dairy and poultry industries are the big winners on our sides of the border, and the changes are bringing stability that will help dairy and poultry producers plan more securely for their futures.
Every day, 33 children sustain agriculture-related injuries. Every three days, a child dies because of an agriculture-related incident. That’s according to the National Ag Safety Database which reports the number of farm-accident fatalities is not declining in proportion to the decline in farm population, partly because of the increasing average age of people on farms.
REMINGTON, INDIANA (December 11, 2019) – Since 1997, Settje Agri-Services and Engineering, Inc. (SASE) has worked to become a premier provider for livestock systems engineering and design, construction, manure marketing, and environmental compliance. Our unique combination of skills, experience, and focus on delivering a quality solution to our customers continues to provide us with opportunities for growth and strategic alliances within the livestock production sector.
University of Illinois researchers have recently developed the first of its kind high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. An impressive 9.5 million county-by-county connections show how food and feedstuffs flow between counties. It includes movement of grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items.
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