Researchers successfully test first vaccine for bovine anaplasmosis

A new study is paving the way forward in controlling a devastating and costly cattle disease: bovine anaplasmosis.


Avian influenza resurfaces in US turkeys; first US case in over a month

HPAI was confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Sanpete County, Utah, on July 14. The flock included 15,500 birds.



Pig prices to rise but pork supply to fall- The most recent data for the global pork market and the world economy suggests that pig prices will continue to rise this year. However, the combination of high energy and feed prices plus increased uncertainty as a result of the Russian aggression in Ukraine suggests that producers will not make a positive supply response to higher prices in 2022.

Connecting with the digital chicken consumer- From curbside pickup to delivery, today’s chicken consumer expects a seamless shopping experience offline and online. Brands will need to rethink their strategy to drive engagement beyond just in-store and effectively connect with these consumers.

Synchronization streamlines artificial insemination- Using hormones to synchronize heat in cattle lets producers sidestep most of the labor and instead breed females on a set schedule.

Cybersecurity on the Farm: How Could Your Operation Be At Risk? The agricultural industry is becoming more digital, so adaptable cybersecurity – or, the protection of computer systems from information disclosure or theft, or damage to hardware, software or electronic data — is more important than ever.

USDA Updates Swine Hemorrhagic Fevers Surveillance Plan- These updates reflect additional measures put in place over the last year, particularly in light of the detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the western hemisphere which has not been present since the 1980s.

US Senate urged to pass Farm Workforce Modernization Act- Some U.S. House Republicans, along with agriculture groups, have urged the Senate to pass the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would reform the agricultural guest worker visa program.

New livestock and poultry facilities at Virginia Tech help grow agriculture- The new buildings will allow students, researchers, and Virginia Cooperative Extension personnel who are part of the new School of Animal Sciences to expand the school’s reach, prepare a growing workforce, and bolster industry.

OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

NIAMRRE is seeking Research and Operations Administrator

The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for Research and Operations Administrator. This individual will oversee the day-to-day operations for NIAMRRE’s diverse portfolio of research awards. Apply by July 25, 2022. 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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