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Firefighters train for farm & large animal rescues

A Wisconsin group is training future instructors about agricultural rescues.  Pittsville, Wisconsin Fire Chief Jerry Minor tells Brownfield that along with training on machinery, silo, and large equipment incidents, firefighters are learning about large animal rescues. “Animals become entrapped in things or... Read More.

MSU Extension trains animal ag employees

Michigan State University Extension says animal agriculture training programs are developing a stronger workforce in the state. Jeannine Schweihofer is with Extension’s Institute of Agriculture and Agribusiness. She tells Brownfield virtual and hands-on learning opportunities reached more than 850,000 community members last year. “Some of... Read More.

Protecting animal health a priority for cattle producers

The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says producers have outlined their priorities for the farm bill — and protecting animal health is at the top of the list. Todd Wilkinson a cow/calf operator from South Dakota says the livestock industry needs the... Read More.

Animal welfare a priority at the fair

Commentary. It has been an extraordinarily dry summer in my neck of the woods. Our farm lies in an area designated by “exceptional drought.” We are grateful for the inch and two tenths of rain we received last week, but like many others we are... Read More.

Study shows economic benefits of animal feed industry

A new study from the American Feed Industry Association reveals animal food manufacturing facilities are large contributors to the U.S. economy. Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education, says the animal food industry will generate more than $267 billion in sales this... Read More.

Averill to oversee MSU animal research and centers

Michigan State University AgBioResearch has announced Dr. James Averill as its new assistant director. “I am looking forward to re-engaging with Michigan agriculture and moving the needle forward in advancing our scientific understanding of agriculture and trying to find short-term and long-term goals for... Read More.

Senators introduce seed, animal research bill

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would support seed and animal breeding research tailored to different regions of the U.S. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin says the Seeds and Breeds for the Future Act would promote the development of ready-to-use, regionally adapted,... Read More.

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.

Moisture could impact animal health after multi-year drought

A Nebraska rancher says the weather went from too dry to too wet and her grasslands could be impacted. Jaclyn Wilson says the Sandhills have received numerous small rains, which has greened up pastures, but negatively affected its nutritional value. “During a drought your... Read More.