The increasing number of disease outbreaks are spurring the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs).
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
With GE-EPDs, the added DNA speeds improving traits, whether for maternal or meat market ends. Beef-cow herd owners will learn new ways to raise better calves at three University of Missouri meetings in March.