A foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak may be impossible to control in the U.S. without the rapid availability of adequate supplies of vaccine, said James Roth of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
USDA seeks comments on a petition from a vaccine manufacturer seeking to produce a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine consisting of a modified non-infectious and non-transmissible strain of the virus on the U.S. mainland.
The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
The use of transplants could add $100 per calf in potential profit over Holstein/beef crossbreds. The economic assessment is based on straight-bred beef calves’ better rate of gain and feed efficiency, better carcass weight and better grade at harvest.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service continues to recognize the unprecedented challenge that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to trade. Here's the latest interim guidance for U.S. CBP ag specialists.
What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast.
USDA’s APHIS announced a sources sought notice that will be posted for 30 days to gather information from interested diagnostics manufacturers on their ability to supply test kits for three major livestock diseases.