Findings of a recent study indicate that, in a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, vaccinating susceptible animals living in a broad geographic area could result in a shorter outbreak with fewer herds depopulated.
Biosecurity measures, early detection of infections, and control of contacts between farms also could decrease the duration and harm from such an outbreak.
JBS USA, a leading processor of fresh and value-added quality beef products in the U.S., announced a $75 million expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, beef processing complex. The project includes a new state-of-the-art fabrication building, a new cutting-edge ground beef facility and a new distribution center.
The Agricultural Revenue Coverage - Individual Coverage (ARC-IC) option under the 2014 Agricultural Act (farm bill) has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. However, it may be the best option in certain instances.
By Kable Thurlow , Michigan State University Extension
In my last Michigan State University Extension article entitled What is BQA and why should I consider certification, the focus was on defining BQA and describing how it should be relevant to beef producers. In this article, the goal is to break BQA down into BMP’s and describe it in more detail, the section for this article is feed additives and medications for the cow-calf producer.