Livestock ‘worrying’ poses big risks to farmers, dog owners

Livestock “worrying” — when farm animals are scared, chased or harmed by other animals, such as dogs — has always been a major problem for farmers and ranchers. Now, new reports show that incidents of livestock worrying are on the rise in places like Scotland, where sheep raising is prevalent.

In Scotland, police statistics now […]

Researchers breed pathogen-resistant chickens

On a poultry farm, there’s no substitute for a strong biosecurity program when it comes to fighting pathogens. However, a new blood test for chickens could make farmers’ battles against bacteria a little easier.

The U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a test that identifies roosters with naturally high levels of two immune response-boosting […]

Good dogs: Study tracks 3,000 Golden Retrievers to understand canine cancer

Who’s a good dog? The 3,044 Golden Retrievers whose lives have been dedicated to a major research project that could improve canine life quality, that’s who.

The dogs are part of a study, which stretches across the U.S., that scientists hope will reveal the mysteries behind why dogs get cancer. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, […]

Holiday myths debunked

Some holiday myths and legends are fun: sugarplum fairies, North Pole elves and flying reindeer. Others are simply misleading science. Here, we’ll clear up some misconceptions.

Myth 1: Alcohol can kill all the germs in my homemade eggnog

Let’s start from the beginning. Eggnog is made with eggs. Raw or unclean eggs are a big […]

Listeria in Polish salmon likely from environmental contamination

A listeriosis outbreak from contaminated salmon earlier this year has been identified as a probable case of environmental contamination, according to experts.

The implicated salmon was processed in Poland and sold primarily in Denmark, and Listeria monocytogenes from the same isolate as the Danish outbreak was later found at a French retailer. Genetically linked isolates […]

Before your holiday vacation, remember to clean the office fridge

Of course you clean your fridge — who doesn’t? You regularly wipe down surfaces and throw out old food. But what about the office fridge?

It’s easy to neglect the office fridge. It doesn’t really belong to anybody, so who should be responsible for cleaning it? But the office fridge is just as likely to […]

2017 Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports: Capstone Report is here!

After a busy harvest season full of Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports, Neogen is pleased to put forth our final mycotoxin video of the year: our Capstone Report. Join us in taking a look at the 2017 growing and harvest seasons by clicking here to watch the video. In the video, Dr. Cassie Jones of […]

Blockchain: Cryptocurrency’s tech could optimize food safety in a globalized food chain

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that has seen an exponential soar in price over the last 30 days, pushing its underlying technology further into the mainstream. The technology, which supports Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like it, is called blockchain, and it could revolutionize food chain traceability in the coming years.

According to The Economist, “(Blockchain) in […]

Coming soon! Monday Mycotoxin capstone report, FSMA compliance with Dr. Cassie Jones

Throughout the harvest season, Neogen works to bring the latest in mycotoxin, crop condition and weather reports to you through our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report web series.

Our 2017 season wrapped up in November, but we’ve got one more video up our sleeve. In our capstone report, coming soon, Dr. Cassie Jones of Kansas […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Meet the man fighting to save America’s rarest chickens — Popular Science After World War II, demand for chicken in the United States soared. A three-year breeding contest sought the “Chicken of Tomorrow,” creating the […]