Even before the Starbuck Fire that took his grass, nearly half his 440-head cowherd, his tractor, most of his equipment and threatened him with physical peril, Ashland, Kan., rancher Mike McCarty was facing financial st
"What is it and how is it going to impact my operation?" That was the question on several beef producers' minds during a community meeting over the upcoming FDA changes to the veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule set to
This week the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced the final Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule, which will end over-the-counter (OTC) sales of medically important antimicrobial drugs intended for use
Using the right amount of bacteria can drive rapid and efficient ensiling fermentation. These “fermentation aids” speed the pH drop and are applied at a minimum of 100,000 CFUs per gram of forage. But what is a CFU?
The major water use restrictions that were announced by the governor of California won't be enough to keep the state from running out of both surface and groundwater it appears. The use of groundwater, that cannot be re