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Online tool monitors animal comfort index in extreme heat

A Kansas State University Extension veterinarian says simple planning can help farmers manage heat-related stress in cattle. A.J. Tarpoff tells Brownfield farmers can adjust feed times to avoid heat generation during peak hours of the day. “So if we can feed more of that... Read More.

KDA Animal Health to Host Regional Workshops

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will host regional meetings across the state this summer to discuss critical topics related to the livestock industry in Kansas. KDA encourages livestock... Read More.

Soy is Part of the Solution for Animal Agriculture

Did you know the number one consumer of soybeans is the animal agriculture sector?  Specifically the swine industry. In this Managing for Profit, Brock Willard an Illinois soybean farmer says soybean meal helps the animal feed industry to provide top notch nutrition. ...

Foreign animal disease on pork producers minds

Foreign animal disease (FAD) preparedness remains a top priority for the nation’s pork industry.   Trish Cook is a pork producer in eastern Iowa… “Being diligent every day.”  She says, “You can’t take a day off from having good bio-security because you’re only as strong as... Read More.

The Importance of Animal Ag to Soybean Farmers

Animal agriculture is the largest end user of Illinois soybeans, improving demand and profitability for farmers. In this week’s Managing for Profit, Brock Willard, an Illinois Soybean Association director and farmer, explains how animal agriculture plays a pivotal role in soybean farmers’ bottom line.

K-State Chosen to Lead Global Animal Health Effort

By Pat Melgares, K-State News  MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University agricultural economist has been selected to lead a five-year project to develop decision-making tools and improve communication on the economic impacts of animal disease, ultimately improving the health of those animals. Dustin... Read More.