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.

Investing in livestock health can save people and the environment

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently released a brief that provides strategies to promote One Health by investing in livestock systems.


Researchers to explore effect of big data on dairy farms

A new 3-year project exploring big data on dairies has been awarded to Cornell $1.2 million by the National Science Foundation’s Human-Centered Computing program.



Longhorned tick discovered in northern Missouri for first time – The Longhorned tick causes the loss of millions of dollars in agricultural revenue to cattle producers worldwide, and it is now in northern Missouri. 

FDA approves two key cattle medications for use together – For years, Cattle Producers have been looking for the benefits of therapeutic applications of chlortetracycline combined with the coccidiosis control and performance results of Rumensin for receiving/ starter rations. Now there’s approval for the combination.

Merck Animal Health to acquire virtual livestock fencing developer – Merck Animal Health has announced it will acquire Vence, a California-based virtual fencing start-up by the end of September.

USDA plans rule to protect livestock farmers from company retaliation – Through its role in the President’s Competition Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing regulations to prevent meat companies from retaliating against livestock and poultry farmers who speak out on practices such as price-fixing.

U.S. Milk Output Grows Decisively – U.S. milk output grew decisively last month in comparison to the very low production reported in August 2021.

Darden Restaurants to expand its cage-free egg commitment – The multi-brand dining company, Darden Restaurants Inc., committed to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs in its international locations by 2027 in its newly updated animal welfare policy.

Smithfield reaches $75m settlement in pork price-fixing lawsuit –Smithfield has now paid around $200 million to settle pork price-fixing allegations after a preliminary settlement of $75 million with a group of consumers was filed in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota.

Nearly 1.3 million birds affected in 5 latest HPAI cases –  APHIS reports avian influenza in Colorado layer flock, Minnesota and Utah turkey flocks, and an upland gamebird operation in Idaho.

Pork industry input guides US Swine Health Improvement Plan forward- Speakers and delegates representing 31 states discussed traceability, surveillance, feed biosafety, site biosecurity and live-haul sanitation.

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