Latest News From Beef Biosecurity

Western States Unite to Keep Feral Pigs from Crossing U.S.-Canada Border

Invasive species councils in Montana and Washington are serious about preventing Canadian feral pigs from crossing into the western United States. 

2 weeks ago
Red Reflet Ranch, Wyoming
Tool Helps Develop Custom Biosecurity Plan for Disease Prevention

NCBA’s Beef Quality Assurance program releases a new Beef Checkoff-funded tool to help cattle farmers and ranchers ensure they are prepared with a custom biosecurity plan.

1 month ago
What Makes Foot-and-Mouth So Infectious?

Scientists have conducted a ‘molecular dissection’ of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious.

1 month ago
African swine fever virus infects a macrophage.
USDA Awards $14.4 Million in Farm Bill Funding to Protect Animal Health

From increasing practical livestock biosecurity measures to advancing rapid depopulation and disposal abilities during animal disease outbreaks, Farm Bill funding will support endeavors to protect animal health.

1 month ago
“Biosecurity only works if everyone follows the protocols.”
7 Steps to Create a Biosecurity Plan

Putting biosecurity protocols in place can help reduce the risk of disease being transferred to not only livestock, but to humans as well.

2 months ago
Denny Ranch
Legislation To Protect Calves And Lambs From Vultures

The ACE Act will protect livestock from predation, compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species, and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and predators.

3 months ago
Volatile Cattle Markets Call For More Diligent Disease Management

Volatile cattle prices and decreased margins make managing bovine respiratory disease imperative to protecting the profitability of stocker operations.

3 months ago
Feedlot cattle
Cattle Antimicrobial Resistance Research

A Texas Tech researcher has received funding from both USDA and NCBA for a project to evaluate the distribution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer in high-risk cattle.

3 months ago