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Generation Z Has Landed

When Millennials came into the workforce a majority of the older generations made such a fuss over their work habits. I wonder how they are going to feel about Generation Z, otherwise known as the iGeneration, Centennials, Post-Millennials, Generation Sensible and the Homeland Generation. What Do We Know About Gen Z? Generation Z is made […]

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Immunocastration For Pigs?

Do any of you immunocastrate your swine? After you read this article from Pig Health Today, you might consider this instead of physical castration. Larry Rueff, DVM, a swine veterinarian from Greensburg IN, stopped castrating his swine physically for four years. Rueff uses a protein compound that blocks boar taint like an immunization if you […]

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Poultry

Mobile Poultry System to Eliminate Avian Influenza Virus

Avian influenza may soon be mitigated with the help of a new strategy, according to an article on The Poultry Site. USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation recently announced the completion of a funded research project that was done at the University of Iowa. Researchers who partook in the study created a mobile system that can […]

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Injectable Trace Minerals to Combat Aflatoxins in Dairy Cows

Aflatoxins are produced by some types of fungi. These toxins may be found on certain crops like corn, cottonseed, peanuts, and also tree nuts. Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are the main fungi that produce aflatoxins. According to an article on The Dairy Site, injectable trace minerals can help dairy cattle that ingest this type […]

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Have You Heard About PCV3?

I’m sure that more or less every producer in the swine industry has heard of and are taking measures against PCV2 or porcine circovirus type 2. Pig Health Today says the industry should be wary of PCV3, otherwise known as porcine circovirus type 3. While both are circular DNA viruses of the? family, Emily Byers, […]

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Can Blackhead Disease Decrease Egg Production?

The productivity of a layer hen is dependent upon many factors, especially overall health and wellness. Did you know that a certain condition called Blackhead Disease can compromise their productivity, as well? North Carolina State University’s Christina Sigmon said that this condition can lead to a substantial drop in egg production during the 2018 Poultry […]

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Managing The Big 3 Dairy Farm Expenses

While the Dairy Revenue Protection is still on the way, I thought this article might help producers who are struggling with low milk prices. These tips from Dairy Herd Management by Peter Erickson of the University Of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension might be what you need to get by until the new insurance program kicks in. […]

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Genetically Modified Pigs Resistant to PRRS

With summer in full swing, I thought I’d share this article from Pig Health Today. It talks about how heat stress affects pigs and your profits. Aside from reduced performance, it can compromise pigs’ gastrointestinal system and cause them to reduce their feed intake and it also leads to higher mortality rates. Let’s talk about […]

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