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University to open new Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock

A new poultry facility, featuring controlled and fully-monitored housing and hatching facilities, will be opened at the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School at Langford early next year.

IPC - angry response to WHO antimicrobial guidelines

Concerns have been expressed by the International Poultry Council (IPC) about new guidelines issued this week by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that call on the global poultry and meat industries to stop the routine use of antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention.

Why is this egg stuck?

This egg is stuck in the tray. How did this happen, what are the consequences and how can it be prevented?

World’s first carbon neutral egg

As the climate change talks get firmly underway in Bonn this week, one Dutch poultry farm has proclaimed it has produced the world’s first carbon neutral egg.

WHO’s antimicrobial guidelines: Protest and applause

A recent publication on the responsible use of antibiotics by the World Health Organization (WHO) has led to a mixed bag of responses all over the world.

Bulgaria and Italy battle bird flu

Four outbreaks of bird flu have been reported across Bulgaria, according to the country’s Food Safety Agency.

Latest print issue looks at genetics and lung health

The themes ‘lung health’ and ‘genetics’ are both very prominent in the latest edition of Pig Progress. The edition can now be read digitally.

Congrats to NAFB Winners

The major awards and new officers for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting are announced and presented within 24 hours at the annual convention so it may be hard to keep track of them all! First, let’s honor the new officers of NAFB. The lovely Rita Frazer (pictured here) with RFD Radio Network in Illinois is the new... Read More

Animal Ag Bites 11/13

Cargill and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc. (PLA) are partnering to bring new data analytics to cattle production. PLA’s Performance Beef is now enhanced with the Cargill MAX system for beef, creating an advanced and more robust feedlot system, Performance Beef MAX. Show More Summary

GROWMARK’s MiField Providing Access To Research

Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest. But it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a way to do that through its MiField Applied Research program. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information... Read More

Scientists develop Aspergillus-susceptible peanut

Researchers have found a way to suppress the aflatoxin-producing fungus in groundnut.

Celebrate local businesses on Nov. 25

Growing up, I would earn a quarter per chore – a quarter each for washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, and more. I pocketed the quarters, hopped on my bike, and rode four blocks to the main thoroughfare in my town of 1,000. I would peruse...Show More Summary

Beginning farmers and ranchers benefit from act introduced this week in Congress

Do you support beginning and aspiring farmers and ranchers? Your voice is needed! This week, a bill supporting beginning and aspiring farmers and ranchers – the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act (BFROA) – was introduced in Congress by Reps. Show More Summary

Larson Dairy Reacts to Latest Activist Video

One of the most well-respected dairy operations in the nation was the subject of an underground animal activist video that was released this past week. Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida is owned by Woody Larson, who bought the operation from his father Red Larson, who started in the dairy business in 1947. His son Jacob is also involved in the... Read More

FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. Show More Summary

New ImpactZ™ Corn Herbicide from AMVAC®

AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced new corn herbicide ImpactZ has received EPA registration, giving growers a new safe and flexible solution for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds, including glyphosate resistant species. Show More Summary

Corn Crop Increase Surprises

USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record... Read More

The weekly feed business update

New products, acquisitions and a few new mobile apps. All About Feed wraps up the latest updates and new business developments from the global feed industry.

Public power can invest locally in renewable wind and solar energy

When it comes to wind energy potential, Nebraska is in a prime position. The state is fourth in the U.S. – in fact, the state could produce enough energy from wind to meet its energy needs 118 times over, or enough to power 511,000 average homes. Show More Summary

Howard Buffett Discusses World Ag Issues at NAFB

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting welcomed Howard G. Buffett to the 2017 NAFB Convention in Kansas City on Thursday. In addition to being Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Buffett also owns farms in Illinois and Nebraska and oversees ranches in Arizona and a farm in Texas. Show More Summary

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