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Posts  |  Poultry  |  Swine

What Happens When You Take Away the Antibiotics?

There’s been an increased buzz lately in the animal protein world following the January 5th 60 Minutes segment on antibiotics in hog production.  The consumer is demanding a reduction in antibiotics in food production. But what are the effects of antibiotic withdrawal on animals?

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Be Aware of Mycotoxin Levels in Feed

Harvest 2019 was a tough one for many Midwest farmers. While some were lucky enough to avoid the rains, others faced a stop-start game managing to get in the field intermittently over the course of a very prolonged harvest period.

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Dairy  |  Posts

USMCA Brings Greater Stability to Dairy Industry

Many are lauding the passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade agreement which replaces NAFTA when it comes to trading with our neighbors to the south and north. The dairy and poultry industries are the big winners on our sides of the border, and the changes are bringing stability that will help dairy and poultry producers plan more securely for their futures.

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Posts  |  Poultry  |  Swine

Still Talking About African Swine Fever

Yes, we’re still talking about African Swine Fever (ASF) because it not only affects the pork industry, the poultry industry is benefitting from markets gained due to downturn in pork markets.

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Posts  |  Poultry

US Poultry Industry Boasts an Improved Safety Record

The US poultry industry has recorded an all-time low for worker injury and illness within the industry’s slaughter and processing workforce. Figures released in November show an 84% decline in illness and injury over the past 25 years.

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Beef  |  Dairy  |  Posts  |  Poultry  |  Swine

Ag Safety: A Lifelong Resolution to Keep

Every day, 33 children sustain agriculture-related injuries. Every three days, a child dies because of an agriculture-related incident. That’s according to the National Ag Safety Database which reports the number of farm-accident fatalities is not declining in proportion to the decline in farm population, partly because of the increasing average age of people on farms.

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