Since January, diagnostic labs from across the country have already reported more than 60 accessions positive for Seneca Valley Virus or Senecavirus A. This clearly shows that the disease is far from gone and underscore
“A movement like ours is the beginning of the end of animal agriculture,” said Miyoko Schinner of Miyokos Vegan Creamery at a conference this summer. Hannah Thompson-Weeman shares what animal ag is up against.
It has been 18 months since the USDA issued mandatory reporting of Swine Enteric Coronavirus diseases (SECD), including Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Since it was first identified in U.S. herds in April 2013,
It’s worth repeating: air is the enemy of high-quality silage. As silage is opened and fed, it is once again exposed to air, and oxygen allows aerobic organisms that survived the ensiling process — such as bacilli,
Rains have caused many saturated fields and left some producers concerned that there will be little to no opportunity to harvest silage before corn dries down past desired moisture levels or the first frost.
It is estimated that between $600 million and $2.2 billion worth of silage is lost each year simply due to dry matter (DM) losses from spoilage and heating1 — decreases in production due to nutritive value losses coul