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Global feed supply: 959 million tons

Alltech has released the results of its 2013 Global Feed Tonnage Survey conducted in December 2012. According to Alltech’s Aidan Connolly, it’s estimated that there is 959 million tons (mt) of global feed. FULL STORY »

AABP scholarships and awards deadlines approaching

There is still time to nominate beef and/or dairy veterinarians for AABP awards as well as apply for AABP scholarships if you are a veterinary student. FULL STORY »

Veterinarians: TB recertification seminars set

Seminars are scheduled at 10 Wisconsin locations for veterinarians who need to be certified or recertified to conduct caudal fold testing for bovine tuberculosis. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The Pew’s Mommy Issues

This week the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming launched “Moms for Antibiotic Awareness,” what it calls a grassroots movement of moms working to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for their children and families. After reading down through their press release, I have some issues of my own. FULL STORY »

Feedyard Foodie blog puts a face on the industry

I guess you could call Anne Burkholder an overachiever in the beef industry. Aside from being a wife and mother of three daughters, the first NCBA National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Cattle Producer of the Year (2009) and the owner of Will Feed Inc., a 3,000-head feedlot in Cozad, Neb., Burkholder has just launched an excellent blog aimed at consumers that talks about life on the feedyard and doing a job she loves. FULL STORY »

Reducing Salmonella exposure on the dairy

Salmonellosis is a pervasive disease that is hard to keep out of a dairy operation. There are many routes Salmonella transmission can take. Once it is in the herd, it can be devastating to cattle health and performance. FULL STORY »

Online Vet Portal from Pfizer

Pfizer Animal Health introduces a new U.S. web portal to better engage and connect with its customers and to create an interactive community for practicing and student veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Props to MO for fixing Prop B

Missouri Farmers Care, the state’s leading coalition of agriculture advocates, is applauding Governor Nixon and the General Assembly for their bi-partisan efforts to fix Proposition B. FULL STORY »

Dairy herdsman short course in Texas

A multi-location herdsman short course has been developed by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialists and associates. This year the herdsman short course will target dairy workers involved with handling and taking care of dairy animals with emphasis on workers involved directly with postpartum cows. FULL STORY »

Collect DNA samples when doing bull BSEs

The best time to collect DNA samples is when you are already working cattle — such as during bull soundness exams. FULL STORY »

FBI agroterrorism symposium discusses new threats

At the 4th FBI International Sympsoium on Agroterrorism this week in Kansas City, Mo., FBI Special-Agent-In-Charge Craig Watz discusses how this year's symposium covers new ground, and how important collaboration between the agriculture industry and law enforcement is in identifying and preventing agroterrorism. FULL STORY »

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