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 …

Agencies, 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 Groups, 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

Ames at Ivy

Chuck Zimmerman

Rob AmesHere’s a company with an interesting name. Although it’s now Ivy, the founder was I.V. Sollins who started the company back in 1972. I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

Agribusiness, Livestock

COWS Are Carbon Dioxide Emitters

Chuck Zimmerman

CO2WI don’t know if you know Bob McCarty but he does have a sense of humor. In fact, Bob likes to share that sense of humor through some design work he’s done on a variety of subjects. He describes his online shop as the “home of creative, humorous and thought-provoking items.”