As the search continues for reliable chute-side tests for early signs of BRD, researchers work to identify indicators beyond gross signs, body temperature and other traditional methods of field diagnosis.
Fescue is hardy, but can harbor a fungus that causes health issues for cattle. It also crowds out native plants, which can harm pollinator populations. A Virginia Tech study aims to solve both problems.
With $600,000 from Michigan State University and the backing of the animal agriculture industry, the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture was born in 2015. Since then, funding has diversified and grown considerably.