The Animal Identification and Information Systems council meeting has been rescheduled to February 8 at 2:00 p.m. central. Learn more and register for the meeting here. 

Aquaculture’s climate expenses outweigh Covid-19 shocks 

A new study from Northeastern University has found that the economic losses stemming from Covid-19 pale in comparison to costs related to climate change.


Greenhouse gas expert responds to meat critics with science 

A professor and air quality extension specialist at the University of California, Davis is weighing in on the truth about air quality and pollution from animal agriculture.



Supply chain crisis deepens, as COVID sweeps through beef processing plants – The current circumstances amount to the most serious beef supply chain challenge seen since the start of the COVID era in March 2020.

Partnership won’t solve dairy’s bigger issues – The Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership will aid New England dairy farms, but it may not be enough to secure their future.

Bird Flu found in wild duck could endanger poultry industry – The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the first case of a highly pathogenic type of avian influenza in a wild bird since 2016 in South Carolina.

Watching the trends in animal rights extremism –  Looking back at last year can help us protect agriculture from activists in the future.

When and how to use killed and modified live vaccines –  Vaccines for common viral cattle diseases come in two forms: killed vaccines and modified live vaccines. It’s critical to know what to use and when.

USDA seizes illegally imported animal products from China –  The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) seized and destroyed more than 1,900 pounds of prohibited pork, poultry, and ruminant products from New York City-area retailers.


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

The main purpose of this field-based position in Kansas and Texas is to support technical implementation of TAGim™, an innovative system for real-time monitoring of cattle health in feedlots. This Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) preclinical disease detection tool, automatically alerts feedlot operators of livestock in suspected ill health. TAGim™ aims to improve animal welfare, contribute to judicious use of antibiotics, as well as increase producer profitability and economic sustainability. View full job description here.

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