Effects of Radiation on Food Animals

Mar 21, 2011 by Drovers
Japan's current crisis with radioactive leaks as a result of a horrendous earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami have not only devastated the human population, but it might also damage current and ongoing food production

Pregnancy examination - Is it worth the cost?

Mar 17, 2011 by Drovers
With the arrival of spring, thoughts of working cattle begin to stir in most beef cattle producers' minds. However, with the amount of time it takes to round up the herd and the aggravations associated with herd work, t

Cattle ranch of the week: Wilson Ranch

Mar 17, 2011 by Drovers
In the remote Nebraska Sandhills, Wilson Ranch founded by Anthony Wilson in 1888 is currently owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wilson family.

Commentary: CAFO constrictions

Mar 17, 2011 by Drovers
A new analysis argues that livestock production air quality problems are comparable to the ‘most polluted cities' or the biggest industrial plants. But is that a fair assessment?

Iowa begins permitting medium CAFOs

Mar 15, 2011 by Drovers
Since the federal Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, the EPA and state environmental agencies have been granting wastewater discharge permits to point sources of water pollution, including CAFOs.

Researchers pursue anaplasmosis vaccine

Mar 14, 2011 by Drovers
Molecular biologist Susan Noh, at the Agricultural Research Service's Animal Disease Research Unit in Pullman, Washington, is working to develop a vaccine to protect against anaplasmosis, a tick-transmitted disease of c

How can you make money from livestock manure?

Mar 14, 2011 by Drovers
Raising hogs or milking cows is supposed to be a money making proposition, if everything is working properly. But it seems that taking care of the by-product becomes an environmental expense that not easily resolved.