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Making the switch to cage free egg production

Considering cage-free egg production? Here are five tips to help producers address costs and new challenges of switching to a cage-free production environment.

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Cage-free egg production behind pace necessary to meet 2025 goals

Many U.S. food companies have pledged to move to sourcing eggs raised in cage-free houses by 2025. Consumer demand has influenced many companies including the likes of Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks, Subway, etc., to make the commitment.

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Reducing the Risk of Calf Scours

Newborn calves are at specific risk for neo-natal bovine diarrhea complex, otherwise known as scours.

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Choosing the Right Livestock Building Partner

A lot of livestock producers we meet tell us they are ready to build. Some say they have been for a long time. They have talked with family. They have set goals. They have reviewed personal assets. They have considered succession. They see a future in growing their operation.

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Is Your Fire Department Equipped to Put Out The Fire?

Being equipped in a fire department in a fire protection district means two things: hardware and adequate training. Is your rural fire protection district or fire department firefighters properly trained to fight fires in special circumstances that include livestock?

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Where There is Smoke, There is Fire

You can never plan too much into the design of a facility to house your livestock – and especially for fire prevention.  Roughly two-thirds of fatal barn fires occur from October to March, according to an October 2018 report from the Animal Welfare Institute, with 36.8% occurring in January through March.

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