Teen creates app to prevent heat deaths on farms

With even the warmest parts of the northern hemisphere currently preparing for the chilly winter season, summer heat is not at the forefront of many minds. However, one teenaged student has been hard at work devising a way to keep people safe on farms when summer’s at its peak.

Faith Florez, a 17-year-old high school […]

How to make your cow happy

Cows don’t deal with the same problems we do — money struggles, relationship woes, family drama — but that doesn’t mean cows stress any less.

But what stresses cows out in the first place? Researchers in Brazil headed out to the corrals to see what kinds of details increased stress levels in cows.

As it […]

La Niña affects temperatures, winter crop growth in North America

La Niña returns for round two this winter, though not as strong as it could be.

The weather phenomenon, which is the counterpart to El Niño, causes water temperatures to shoot down in the Pacific Ocean. (El Niño leads to warmer temperatures.) Both events affect weather around the world.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

As ocean temps rise, so does risk for shellfish poisoning

It’s not unusual for people to have shellfish allergies, but even non-allergic people can get sick from eating shellfish, thanks to contamination that occurs when the filter-feeding sea creatures take in toxins in warm ocean waters. Now, research is showing that the algae and bacteria that cause these toxins are becoming more prevalent as sea […]

Podcast: Listeria Right Now: Innovations in Food Safety

Earlier this year, Neogen introduced an innovative test for food safety: Listeria Right Now. It’s a new environmental Listeria test that offers molecular-level accuracy — meaning low levels of many strains, including L. monocytogenes, can be detected — without the need for enrichment. It takes less than an hour to get results.

Neogen’s Jim Topper […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Biosecurity takes many hands to be effective — National Hog Farmer Efforts on the farm are imperative to keep the swine herd healthy, but the entire production chain needs to be involved to keep economically […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: November 13, 2017

It’s the second-to-last Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report of the year! This week, dairy nutritionist Dr. Gwendolyn Jones returns to discuss how cows adapt to DON. Watch the video here.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can […]

Science: Sheep can recognize specific human faces

We all have people in our lives whose faces we could never forget. Usually these are the people most important to us, who we love and care for, and who love and care for us.

Now, science shows that sheep might go through the same thing. Well, something similar, at least.

Researchers from the University […]

Neogen hosts upcoming metagenomics webinars

The food safety industry has seen many of changes and improvements in technologies that make production environments and foods safer. One technology that’s making a big splash is genomic testing. With this new technology, the industry can achieve a greater level of visibility and understanding of what’s around them at a microbiological level.

Genomic […]

Apple cider safety this fall

It seems every time of the year has its own special drinks. Summer has cool, refreshing lemonade. Winter has hot chocolate, eggnog and anything that will chase away the cold. Autumn has its pumpkin spice lattes, sure, but before pumpkin spice, there was apple cider.

Did you know you can make apple cider at home? […]