Farm succession is not a single event. It is most often a long, transitional process. Some farm management experts note that farm succession comprises three distinct phases:
The National Pork Board has launched a new tool to help the pork industry respond efficiently and effectively in case of a foreign animal disease outbreak.
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As we welcome in 2021, we find the U.S. egg industry approximately five years into a ten-year transition toward cage-free egg production. Already, one-quarter of the U.S. laying hen flock has been transitioned to cage-free housing. But there is so much more to do.
If things go well, there will be a new egg-derived nasal drop that could offer short-term protection against COVID-19. Phase One trials began in October in Perth, Australia – along with a network of academic institutions centered at Stanford University in California – and are expected to conclude this month.
Livestock producers may have new tools available to them thanks to recent adjustments made to USDA's Risk Management programs. Feeder cattle operators may find some new options.
Grain bin entrapment and deaths have been on a sharp upturn the past couple of years. Across the country in 2019, reported grain entrapments rose by 27 percent from a year earlier, and grain bin entrapment deaths rose by 53 percent.
Before long, the smartest entity in your egg house will be a machine – if it isn't already. Robotics are here now, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the horizon.
As if COVID wasn’t enough to make you anxious about the safety of your family and farm, here’s another piece of news once again rearing its ugly head. The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus added another country to its hit list. Germany is the latest western country to discover ASF in a wild boar carcass in Bradenburg state – in the area surrounding Berlin close to the Polish border.