MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in partnership with the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is reminding anyone who owns livestock* to register the location where animals are kept. This is referred to as premises registration.
The Wisconsin Pork Association presented Representative Gary Tauchen with their 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award on February 1 during their annual convention. As a staunch voice for Wisconsin agriculture, Representative Tauchen knows farming because he is a farmer.
The U.S. pork industry has announced that it has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease and has formed the National Swine Disease Council to protect animal and public health.
The ongoing spread of African swine fever has experts concerned about the long-term damage it could cause to agriculture. Preparations are being made in the event the spread becomes a full-fledged outbreak. African swine fever was first detected in Kenya in 1921. The disease is spread among pigs by direct transmission through bodily fluids or …
Gene editing is helping the bovine world make leaps and bounds through genetic improvement. You may have heard of the success story of the world’s first gene-edited polled calf. Another on the list of possibilities is resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
A new study confirms antibiotic-free production strategies leave pigs at considerable risk of exposure to disease and responsible use of antibiotics can significantly improve animal health. Prior to this study, no data has been available regarding the production performance and health of animals raised antibiotic-free when under a disease challenge such as PRRSV, the most …
Governor-Elect Tony Evers has selected former Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Director Brad Pfaff to lead the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
In early October, blockchain technology took a big step toward becoming a permanent part of the daily agriculture landscape. After 18 months of testing, IBM has greenlighted the commercial availability of its food safety blockchain-based platform dubbed IBM Food Trust designed for farms, distributors and retailers.
Canada plans to adopt a virus detection system that will provide CPC with information about the health of the swine herd in Canada while tracking warning signs of disease and identifying new swine diseases and emerging diseases before an outbreak occurs.
Under the new farm bill, USDA will be able to use $150 million over the next five years to prepare for a foreign animal disease outbreak.