Swine

Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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The Fundamentals of Swine Respiratory Disease You Should Know

by Caitlyn Andrews October 27, 2016

As temperatures drop this fall, swine producers need to be prepared for diseases that can accompany cooler weather. Swine respiratory disease (SRD) is the leading cause of swine mortality in the United States! Learn how to identify the symptoms, prevent and treat swine respiratory disease before it becomes a problem in your operation.

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Considering a Career in Agriculture?

by Caitlyn Andrews March 15, 2016

If you didn't already know, today (March 15, 2016) is National Ag Day 2016! People around the country are celebrating the people who work hard year round to feed the world. Are you considering a career in agriculture? Great! According to research...

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Barn and Livestock Winter Prep Checklist

by Caitlyn Andrews December 16, 2015

We are already half way through December and the weather has stayed mild so far. Don't lower your guard just yet. Now is the time to make sure your farm is ready for harsher winter weather. We've compiled a checklist to help you stay organized and prepare your farm for winter.

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3 Baits You Can Rotate to Fight Rodent Resistance

by Caitlyn Andrews October 14, 2015 2 Comments

Easily one of the most cost-effective ways for agricultural producers to keep a rodent free facility is to rotate baits. A year round bait rotation program will keep baits effective. Below you'll find recommendations from Motomco for combating resistance.

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How To Keep Rodents Out of Your Barn This Fall

by Caitlyn Andrews October 08, 2015

Rodents are a problem. As temperatures drop in the fall mice and rats tend to migrate to a warmer shelter. That means your barn, your coop, your livestock facility, even your home. These rodents can contaminate feed and carry disease. They can even chew through wires and cause barn fires. What can you do to keep the mice and rats away?

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