By Dr. Patricia Blanchard, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory
Salmonella can cause diarrhea in dairy cows and calves. In calves it most often affects animals under 30 days of age, except for Salmonella Dublin which can cause diarrhea, fever, respiratory signs and generalized infection in calves up to 6 months of age.
A $10.3 million private-public grant was awarded to a team led by Dr. Filippo Miglior, University of Guelph, and Dr. Paul Stothard, Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, who will use the latest genomic approaches and the Growsafe phenotyping platform to collect and assess the required data to carry out the selection at a lower cost.
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted nine requests for export assistance to sell 456,357 lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.756 million lbs. of whole milk powder (WMP) to customers in Asia, Central and South America.
While we as farmers begin to seep out through the cracks and pulse more truthful information and real stories of the farm, I think it is extremely important that we keep these different perspectives in mind. I believe it is essential that if we are going to show people what we do every day, we also need to walk a mile in “city slicker” shoes. Agvocates absolutely need to visit a large city where grass is non-existent and owning a car is almost unheard of.
USDA’s Risk Management Agency has allocated an additional $1 million to the federal Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy income margin insurance program. The remaining FY 2015 LGM-Dairy sales periods are July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.
Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations head to Hawaii this week to tackle the tough decisions needed to finalize a trade deal that will free up global commerce and set common standards for nearly half of the world's economy.