In November 2015, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted an antibiotics symposium titled Antibiotic Stewardship: From Metrics to Management in Atlanta. This week, NIAA, with support from the Beef Checkoff, released a white paper summarizing the outcomes of the workshop.
Nothing beats sorting through pens of bulls all morning and then buying them live, it isn’t always possible to make it to sale day. In this week’s Drovers Poll, we surveyed readers on how they did their bidding when they couldn’t make it in person.
The CME Group has proposed a number of recent changes in an effort to resolve instability seen in cattle markets. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officials say the moves aren’t addressing the problem areas and more communication is needed between the organizations.
U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish in 2015 as December volume was the largest since April and the third-largest of the year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports were below year-ago levels in December and posted the first full-year value decline since 2009.
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.
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.
By Eddie Funderburg, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Of all the components of soil, organic matter is probably the most important and most misunderstood. Organic matter serves as a reservoir of nutrients and water in the soil, aids in reducing compaction and surface crusting, and increases water infiltration into the soil. Yet, it's often ignored and neglected. Let's examine the contributions of soil organic matter and talk about how to maintain or increase it.