The 12th Antibiotics Symposium - Exploring Stewardship, Sustainability and Collaboration – will continue the National Institute for Animal
Agriculture’s focus on a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in Alexandria, VA from November 1-3 at the Westin HotelHotel block ends October 11.

HPAI has claimed over 46M US commercial birds in 2022

The latest information released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reveals that more than 46 million head of commercial poultry have been lost in the United States to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak.


A proactive step forward in pork industry’s biosecurity program

Proactively enhancing wean-to-harvest biosecurity will help control the next emerging disease in the U.S. pork industry and improve U.S. swine herd health. That’s why  SHIC, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), and Pork Checkoff are funding a Wean-to-Harvest Biosecurity Program.



Technology makes dairy farming more productive, sustainable – According to a study, U.S. dairy farmers are milking 930,000 fewer cows than in 2007 to produce the same amount of milk.

HPAI prevention requires ‘buckle-up’ mentality to biosecurity  –  The only option for poultry farms to prevent an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is 100% adherence to biosecurity rules.

Kansas State develops new test for cattle diseases – The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a part of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has developed a new test for two major blood-borne diseases in cattle.

Iowa State University mines blood cell data to improve swine health –  Iowa State University scientists are leading a new study to mine the intricate content of pigs’ blood cells to improve selection for disease resilience.

USDA provides nearly $800 million to help keep farmers farming – USDA announced that distressed borrowers with qualifying loans have already received nearly $800 million in assistance, as part of the $3.1 billion in assistance for distressed farm loan borrowers provided through Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Axiota Animal Health, Resilient Biotics to co-develop BRD technology –  Axiota Animal Health, a global animal health company based in Colorado, announced this week a development and licensing agreement with Resilient Biotics.

2022 U.S. CattleTrace symposium slated for Kansas City – The 2022 U.S. CattleTrace Symposium, will be held November 17 and 18 at the at the American Royal Center in Kansas City, MO.

Illinois announces $6 million capital grant program for meat sector – Governor JB Pritzker and the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently announced a new $6 million capital grant program designed to strengthen the meat and poultry supply chain by helping independently owned meat processing companies in Illinois build capacity and create and retain jobs.

Meeting a ‘generational challenge’ – With the launch of the Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security, the University of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is working ‘to make animal agriculture part of a solution to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future.’

Walmart, Kroger will not meet 2025 cage-free commitments – The grocery store chains announced they will not be able to supply 100% cage-free eggs by 2025, due to the lack of consumer purchases and supply chain issues. The companies made the original commitments in 2016.

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