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Bring in the Clones

Apr 18, 2018 by John Maday
Sci-fi fans know the familiar image: sinister duplicates emerging fully grown from mysterious tanks, dripping wet, fully aware and definitely up to no good. Clones.

Move Forward on Traceability

Apr 11, 2018 by John Maday
This week the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosts its annual conference with the theme “Livestock Traceability: Opportunities for Animal agriculture.”

USDA Clarifies Gene Editing Oversight

Mar 30, 2018 by John Maday
As methods and applications for biotechnology in agriculture continue to advance at a rapid pace, regulators work to maintain a balance between safety and potentially rapid progress in food production.

Supplementing Gut Health

Mar 29, 2018 by John Maday
As cattle producers work to improve health while minimizing antibiotic use, research indicates that supplements influencing microflora in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can improve gut health and overall immunity.

Aeration Could Speed Carcass Disposal

Mar 26, 2018 by John Maday
When disease outbreaks, fire or severe weather events result in high death loss among livestock, safe and sanitary carcass disposal becomes a significant challenge for producers and health officials.

Consider Pain-Management Options

Mar 21, 2018 by John Maday
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.