K-State Research Developing Biosecurity Tracking Software for Cattle Producers

Laura McNamara

Software enabling cattle producers to safeguard the health of their herds will soon be online. Researchers at Kansas State University are developing software that will help producers maintain secure feedlots and give them an informational database for understanding the impact of specific diseases. The feed yard security project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Kansas …

Farming, Livestock, Research, Technology

ID/INFO Expo ’07

Cindy Zimmerman

Traceability is the main theme at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture ID/INFO EXPO in Kansas City this year and the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the UK has made it very timely. One of the most interesting presentations was by Ray Brown, a dairy producer from Cheshire, England. Ray spoke on the impact of FMD …

Animal Health, Audio, Livestock, NIAA

Britian Talks About Foot And Mouth

Laura McNamara

Britian officials will be addressing the Foot- and Mouth- scare in England that has U.S. producers carefully monitoring their livestock. Look for an update on the issue later this afternoon. Chief Veterinary Officer Debby Reynolds will host an on-camera press conference today, Wednesday 8 August, at 15.30, to update on investigations into the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. * Date: …

Livestock, Media

Biosecurity Alert for Livestock

Laura McNamara

The outbreak of foot- and mouth- disease abroad has the Department of Agriculture issuing an alert to domestic livestock producers. The U.S. Ag Department singles out the need for Pennsylvania producers to closely monitor contact with British livestock. The state Department of Agriculture is urging livestock producers to heighten biosecurity practices, especially if dealing with international markets, in light of …

Livestock, USDA

Boehringer Ingelheim Funds PRRS Research

Laura McNamara

As the swine industry continues raising awareness for the need of porcine reproductive and respitory syndrome, or PRRS, Boehringer Ingelheim continues its annual PRRS research award program. The year marks the sixth year of Boehringer Ingelheim’s funding of PRRS research. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is again seeking research study proposals on the topic of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome …

Agency, Animal Health, Livestock, Research, Swine

Keeping Stock of Livestock

Laura McNamara

Or even wildlife for that matter. Lion Edge Technologies, a family-run company that develops affordable record keeping software specifically for the livestock industry thought AgWired readers should know about what they do. Lion Edge Technologies says its software enables customers to make profitable decisions on any livestock operation, large and small. Different programs are specified for various livestock including cattle, …

Advertising, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Horses, Livestock

Julie Drendel Joins Staff of Jersey Journal

Laura McNamara

The official publication of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. welcomes a new member to its editorial staff. Julie Drendel is the new Assistant Editor for Jersey Journal, a 54-year-old publication specializing in the jersey cattle industry. “Because of her internship with Jersey Journal last summer and work on the Jersey Directory, our readers and advertisers know …

Beef, Dairy, Farming, Livestock, Publication

On the Air in the Hallway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Missouri Corn Growers Association held a seminar last week in conjunction with their annual meeting on “Profiting in the New Paradigm – Feed and Fuel Security.” The focus was on how corn growers and livestock producers can work together to produce ethanol and still feed cows and pigs and chickens at a reasonable price. One of the speakers was …

Corn, Ethanol, Livestock, NAFB