Results of a study recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases are likely to drive increased discussion of antibiotic use in livestock and emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
By Audrey Hambright, K-State Research & Extension News
Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutrition Council (PNC) Spring Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in April.
A recently announced $7.4 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will place the University of Vermont (UVM) at the forefront of a national effort to reduce the impact of catastrophic disease outbreaks within the U.S. livestock industry.
A coalition of more than 80 agricultural industry organizations, universities and others recently signed a letter to Congress stating opposition to any budget or appropriations amendments that would “undermine agricultural producers’ access to technology or restrict or malign the commercial development of modern plant or animal agricultural applications, including biotechnology.”
The Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) announced the availability of four “Article Collections” – compilations of significant papers and research developments within a particular subject area. All papers have been published in the JDS.
By David Hardin, DVM, UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Profitability for the cow calf producers starts with high pregnancy rates and a high percentage of the calves being conceived early in the breeding season. A critical component of reproductive success is having sound, highly fertile bulls.
This week the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015. The bill would reauthorize the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act originally enacted in 1999. The current bill is set to expire on September 30, 2015.