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.
World food prices rose to a near two-year high in January, driven by surges in sugar quotations and export prices for cereals and vegetable oils, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
The Food and Agriculture
New research continues to reinforce the importance of delivering high-quality colostrum to newborn calves to set them up for lifelong success. In his latest issue of Calf Notes, Dr. Jim Quigley discusses a study in Chin
Calves fed high levels of liquid nutrients in their first weeks of life are ahead of their limit-fed counterparts in many ways. But University of Florida assistant professor of animal science Emily Miller-Cushon says th
It's hard to think about when animals need to be euthanized. It’s harder when you’re the one doing it. Veterinarians are put in that position often. Think what would happen if a foreign animal disease were to hit.
The fundamentals for keeping young dairy calves healthy haven't changed much for decades, according to North Carolina State University professor Geof Smith. But, he said, many dairies still struggle with calf heal
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.
The first hours of a calf's life set the course of that calf's health for the remainder of its life. It's always critical to handle and feed colostrum properly, but because calves are under extra stres
MSU Extension highlights key factors in managing newborn dairy calves during the first 24 hours of their life at upcoming meetings. The educational dairy program will be offered at 6 locations across the state during Ja
Bloat in dairy calves can become very serious, very quickly. Aggressive feeding plans can lead to delayed abomasal emptying, increasing the risk for bloat. However, a focus on feeding volume and proper concentrations ca