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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon By: 11/19/2015 @ 2:43pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a consumer update that a brand of genetically engineered (GE) salmon is indeed safe for sale and for consumption by…

Using Drylots to Expand Herds By: 10/07/2015 @ 10:24am

Most cattle ranchers wish they had more cows and calves. Who wouldn't, given these prices? The problem is…

7 Tips for Avoiding Bloat in Cattle By: 10/07/2015 @ 11:05am

Not many things scare ranchers more than the "B" word: bloat. It comes on quickly when cattle go to new, lush legume…

This Winter's Hay Quality Seen Weak By: 10/22/2015 @ 3:51pm

With excessive rain this past spring, hay harvests across the Corn Belt were pushed back resulting in a crop that is low in energy. Cattle producers need to be conscious of what they’re feeding herds before…

Better Than Bushels: Growing a Grazing Crop By: 10/07/2015 @ 10:31am

As do most farmers around Okarche, Oklahoma, Matt Alig once grew hard red winter wheat. He'd graze stocker cattle on the wheat over winter. He'd pull the cattle in March and harvest the wheat in…

New Holland Expands Round Baler Line By: 10/07/2015 @ 10:19am

New Holland has expanded its line of Roll-Belt round balers with new models 450, 460, and 550. The 450 makes 4×5-foot bales, the 460 makes 4×6-foot bales, and the 550 makes 5×5-foot bales.Two of the…

Preparing for Avian Influenza 'Worst-Case Scenario' By: 09/22/2015 @ 11:14am

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak of winter and spring 2015 was the worst animal disease outbreak in U.S. history, affecting more than 48.8 million turkeys and chickens in 21 states, and…

First Conditional License Granted for Avian Influenza Vaccine By: 09/21/2015 @ 4:34pm

Harrisvaccines has been granted a USDA conditional license for the company’s avian influenza vaccine, RNA. This is the first conditional license for the highly pathogenic avian influenza that swept across…

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