Recent Stories by Sara Brown
Oct 09, 2018 by Sara Brown
An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6. The Brazil agricultural ministry says the discovery will have no impact on hog health or pork exports.
Sep 26, 2018 by Sara Brown
The need for livestock protection increases as overseas disease threats continue to emerge.
Sep 04, 2018 by Sara Brown
Seven cases of African swine fever in China are pressuring pig farmers in the central and northern areas can't transport pigs through the affected areas to packing plants in the southern part of the state.
Aug 21, 2018 by Sara Brown
WH Group Ltd, the world’s top pork producer, was ordered by Chinese officials to close a pork slaughterhouse on Aug. 16 for six weeks to help control the disease spread.
Jun 19, 2018 by Sara Brown
Hay season is winding down for some cattle producers—because there isn’t much of it to cut. But, regardless of the dire hay situation many are facing, rain for the Plains on the way.
Jun 11, 2018 by Sara Brown
Veterinarians have a unique opportunity to gain practical, usable information and solutions to every day challenges at the second annual Vet Leader One Day event, June 22, 2018, in Great Bend, Kan.
Jun 07, 2018 by Sara Brown
Digital platform and further details of the Secure Pork Supply program were announced during the 2018 World Pork Expo
Apr 18, 2018 by Sara Brown
Buffalo gnats, or black flies, were blamed for deaths of cattle, horses and deer in Arkansas earlier this year. Now researchers want to quantify the risks and see what control efforts were effective.
Apr 09, 2018 by Sara Brown
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.
Apr 03, 2018 by Sara Brown
Swarms of black flies are impacting livestock farmers in Arkansas this spring, reports University of Arkansas Extension. The population explosion is to blame for the deaths of a bull and cow in Arkansas County.
Feb 21, 2018 by Sara Brown
Wesley Batista, former head of Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS SA, was released from jail early Wednesday morning after a court victory yesterday.