News tagged with livestock producers

USDA study shows benefits of weaning calves early

At the beginning of 2013, cattle ranchers in the Northern Plains were among U.S. agricultural producers still feeling the lingering effects of the sweltering 2012 drought, the worst in half a century.

Aug 30, 2013
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Treating stable flies in pastures

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing strategies to help livestock producers control stable flies, the most damaging arthropod pests of cattle in the United States.

Jan 02, 2013
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World first auto cattle muster

An Australian technology company is close to commercialising the world's first fully automated system for mustering and managing cattle in the rangelands.

Dec 20, 2012
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Antibiotics in swine feed encourage gene exchange

A study to be published in the online journal mBio on November 29 shows that adding antibiotics to swine feed causes microorganisms in the guts of these animals to start sharing genes that could spread antibiotic resistance.

Nov 28, 2011
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Germany lifts dioxin-related bans on 3,050 farms

(AP) -- Livestock feed producers must face stricter controls and Germany and other EU nations must have better, more centralized dioxin monitoring, German officials proposed Monday after high dioxin levels ...

Jan 10, 2011
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