No matter what species of livestock you raise, they need to eat. What they eat depends on the crops they consume. But it is imperative to acknowledge that the crops are consumers also. They rely on nutrients procured from and through healthy soil.
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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:
Organizations, businesses, and producers worldwide continue to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) at the forefront of concerns that need to be monitored and responded to. In the United States, four of the top 21 wishes for the U.S. Pork Industry for 2021 addressed ASF.
Light management is an integral part of raising laying hens. In fact, it is of essential importance to all types of chickens. With a growth in the rate producers are switching to cage-free housing, attention to lighting has gained interest.
Rodents have persistently challenged farmers throughout the ages, stealing grain, fouling premises with excrement, and causing destruction to infrastructure and environments.
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently reported that more than 100,000 farm animals perished in barn fires in 2020 – more than triple the number said for 2019. Since 2017, on-farm fires have taken the lives of 3.7 million farm animals in the U.S., with the vast majority of them egg-laying hens.