Cattle producer has tough decisions as drought intensifies

Gina Pospichal operates a cow-calf heard in North Central Nebraska. “The drought makes it easy to see which ones are producing and which ones aren’t producing.”


State veterinarian alerts horse owners to Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

This disease typically coincides with hot weather, which is why it’s common in the summer and early fall. Vaccination and minimizing risk can help horse owners protect their animals.”



Is animal fat the next big thing in dieting?- There’s an opportunity for the American chicken industry to create a shelf-stable or liquid poultry fat product for use in cooking.

Colorado Department of Agriculture confirms cases of anthrax- The CO State Veterinarian’s office confirmed a case of anthrax in a beef cattle herd on July 23 after the producer had seven acute deaths in the herd.

Machine vision could improve cage-free layer welfare- Deep learning technologies – a form of image analysis – could replace manual monitoring to track real-time hen behavior like pecking and floor eggs in cage-free environments.

Webinar discusses innovations in animal agriculture, prep for future- Agriculture in the United States is constantly being analyzed and under the microscope as farmers and ranchers try to meet sustainability and environmental, social, and governance goals.

An alternative specimen for PRRSV RNA detection- Population-based sampling schemes do not cover all pig production phases, such as stillborn and newborn pig groups.

Alabama’s Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture- From oysters to catfish, aquaculture farmers are committed to providing a healthy, sustainable product for consumers.

USDA Revises Calf Indemnity Rate- The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has revised the payment rate for young calves through its Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “While the disaster program doesn’t bring back the animals nor the generations of hard work, selection and breeding that were lost, it will help producers recover after these catastrophic storms, which came on the heels of record-setting drought. The revised value is much more accurate and reflective of real-life pricing.”

OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Branch seeks new Stewardship-focused Veterinarian

CDFA AUS is seeking a veterinarian to join our team researching current livestock health trends and developing resources for on-farm application based on antimicrobial use and disease prevention strategies for California producers and livestock veterinarians. This position qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. CDFA AUS is supportive of personal and professional time off and provides excellent benefits, including top-notch healthcare, dental, and disability insurance. Join our collaborative team! Learn more here.


Beef Alliance Announces 2nd Annual Startup Challenge

Startups can apply to participate in the 2022 Startup Challenge. The Beef Alliance is opening the competition to any startup with an offering for feedyards with a focus on innovation and technology to enhance environmental sustainability in cattle feeding. Applications must be received by August 17, 2022. Learn more here.


44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

Applications are now open. The next academy begins in September 2022 and continues through August 2023. The program consists of seven courses with nearly 30 learning hours per course. Classes are taught online with pre-recorded lectures.


Update Your Council Preferences

NIAA is updating the lists of council members. Whether you attend every council meeting or have never attended, please review our council list and check the boxes for each council you are interested in. To review the purpose of each council, please visit our website here.


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