Let New Technology Help With an Old School Chore
December 28, 2015
Evaluating the Body Condition Score (BCS) of individual females in your cowherd will go a long way in determining how you feed your herd during the winter months. Many producers skip this important management tool simply because it takes time and it's difficult to keep records. Now there is new technology available which can make the process simple.
What's Happening with the Veterinary Feed Directive?
December 1, 2015
Currently in the US, feed stores can sell certain antibiotics for oral use in animals without veterinary supervision. This will change starting in December 2016.
The changes instituted by the FDA are part of a voluntary program by the agricultural pharmaceutical and livestock industries to phase out certain antibiotics labelled for use as growth promotion in production animals.
We Are .......One State!
August 28, 2015
Pennsylvania agriculture is under pressure to reduce nutrient deposition in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Given current nutrient management regulations and restrictions, there are areas in Eastern Pennsylvania where available manure nutrients exceed those that can be applied as fertilizer to local crops. It seems logical that the region of Pennsylvania outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed should be part of a serious discussion for future livestock expansion.