On Thursday, Feb. 11, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a hearing to examine the preparedness of the United States in the event of the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the country.
Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.
Zika virus has no known connection with animals; so far the transmission routes appear to be exclusively human-to-human with the necessary help from the right mosquito species. Yet, its association with birth defects brings to mind some viruses that can affect our livestock.
Canada's second-biggest dairy, Agropur Cooperative, said it is looking to grow in the United States, possibly through acquisitions, in the face of an expected erosion of its market share at home due to recent international trade deals.
Movies and cattle have made box office gold since the Golden Age of Hollywood when westerns lit up the silver screen. Once again bovines and films have come together, this time on Twitter with the hashtag #MOOvies.
It’s that time of year again for American’s to gather around the big screen to catch the biggest football game of the year with friends and of course, good food. While Super Bowl food is most commonly pegged in the appetizer department, it has landed the football faceoff as the second biggest American eating holiday of the year – just behind Thanksgiving. According to the Calorie Council Control, the average American will shovel in 2,400 calories during the game.
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will host its annual conference April 11-13, 2016 in Madison, Wis. The conference will focus on a wide range of calf and heifer industry topics, including antibiotic use, animal behavior, housing, nutrition and reproduction. Live farm tours of two highly successful Wisconsin dairy farms are planned, as is a tour and demonstration at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Also on the agenda is a comprehensive industry trade show, and a presentation by Greg Peterson, a member of the social-media-sensation family, Peterson Farm Brothers.