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African Swine Fever

The African Swine Fever is not going away, and its spread continues to keep the dynamics of the industry hopping. Vietnam has culled nearly ten-percent of its pig herd in an effort to contain the disease.

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Posts  |  Poultry

Footpad Health

Keeping poultry feet clean, dry and healthy helps improve overall health and well-being of the flock. Footpad dermatitis (FPD) is a condition that causes necrotic lesions on the plantar surface of the footpads in growing broilers and turkeys. Recent research suggests there are a myriad of interacting factors that lead to FPD.

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Posts  |  Poultry

Sprinkler systems in broiler houses help keep birds healthy

Remember when you were a kid on those hot summer days you went to the back yard and got to turn on the sprinkler? Oh, the refreshing joy! Well, it turns out that cooling broilers with sprinkler systems in their houses just may provide the chickens that same type of refreshing experience.

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Is your state a top dairy producer?

The 24 states for which the USDA reports milk production are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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Your Dairy Products: Raised Close to Home

Dairy is local. Did you know most people live within 100 miles or less of a local dairy farm? Milk typically travels from farm to store in about 48 hours.

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Innovation in the Barn

Ohio feedlot operator Dave Lepley was looking for a way to expand his operation while benefiting the environment and improving cattle comfort. Lepley Farms, Bellevue, Ohio has been feeding cattle since 1964 when they started with facilities to feed 300 head of cattle. They thoroughly examined numerous options for building a facility.

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