As one of the researchers who helped developed pigs resistant to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus said, "At the very least, the development of PRRS-resistant pigs is a new tool for im
Last week, the USDA confirmed a case of atypical BSE in a Florida cow. The industry assessed the situation appropriately, while American consumers and our export partners responded with a collective shrug.
When the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef formed in 2012, participants quickly realized sustainability goals, practices and measurements would need to reflect regional differences in beef-production environments.
When a group of newly weaned, co-mingled, stressed calves with unknown vaccination history or immune status arrive at a feedyard, managers and veterinarians can predict they are at a high risk for BRD.
Across livestock production, we’ve seen growing acceptance of the relationships between stress, disease and lost performance. We’re also operating in a time when consumer perceptions are evolving rapidly.