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.
The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on an 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.
A local government in central Japan said Wednesday a hog cholera infection has been found at a public research institute — the third such case since the first outbreak in decades in Japan was reported earlier this year. The latest case in the city of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, follows the first swine fever infection since …
Approximately 40 beef industry leaders who are participating in the CattleTrace disease traceability pilot project met with USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach to discuss next steps for the pilot project and disease traceability across the country. ( Kansas State University )
Due to a recent confirmation of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in a Dane County dairy farm the department will be testing wild white-tailed deer for the disease. To date, bovine TB has not been identified in wild, free-ranging animals in Wisconsin.
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