What’s genomic testing, and what does it have to do with beef?

Beef is huge. It’s a huge part of our diets, sure, but also of our global economy. Around the world, an estimated 57 million tons of beef are produced each year. A recent report issued by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association shows that there are more than 700,000 beef cattle ranches in the U.S. alone.

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Fast facts: State of U.S. cattle ranching

A new report commissioned by The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) compiles data based on interviews with nearly 700 cattle ranchers across the U.S., providing the latest information on the demographics of the beef industry.

“By looking so broadly at how American cattlemen and women run their businesses, we are able to assess not only […]

Important mission: Science sets out to determine age of peak puppy cuteness

How would you like to be a researcher investigating the “optimal age” of puppy cuteness?

A group of lucky researchers got to embark on that task to publish a recent study that gauged the exact age at which dogs are most appealing to humans. The answer? According to the study, puppies are at their cutest […]

Risk-Based Vaccine: Botulism — American Association of Equine Practitioners

The American Association of Equine Practitioners created this fantastic resource on Clostridium botulinum Type B, which causes equine botulism, and the vaccine against it.

Neogen offers the vaccine BotVax B, which inoculates against botulism in three doses, each one month apart. BotVax B is the only U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved Clostridium botulinum type B toxoid […]

Neogen launches LarvaGuard Mosquito Larvacide Granules

Neogen has launched a safe and easy solution to keep humans and animals out of harm’s way from the threats posed by mosquitoes.

Prozap® LarvaGuard Mosquito Larvicide Granules can help banish mosquitoes from homes, gardens and farms when applied to standing water, where mosquitoes breed. Each application of LarvaGuard provides 30 days of mosquito larva […]

Neogen launches Prozap® Fly-Die Ultra™ equine spray

Neogen has added to its line of effective Prozap® equine fly protection products with Fly-Die Ultra™ — a hard-hitting, long-lasting, sweat-proof formula.

Prozap Fly-Die Ultra protects horses from stable flies, horn flies, house flies, horse flies, deer flies, face flies, gnats, ticks, lice and mosquitoes, including those that may transmit the West Nile virus. This […]

CDC apologizes for ruining muffins with tick awareness message

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made a social media splash recently with a tweet that went viral.

“Ticks can be the size of a poppy seed,” tweeted the agency, alongside two close-up photos of a poppy seed muffin. “Can you spot all five ticks in this photo?”

Suddenly, the muffin didn’t […]

Study shows airway disease more common in racehorses than originally thought

Horses are powerful runners; on average, a galloping horse easily reaches 25 to 30 miles per hour. (The fastest recorded horse speed? Nearly 44 miles per hour, by a horse named Winning Brew in 2008.)

To achieve such high speeds, horses don’t need much beyond their own powerful muscles and plenty of air. Unfortunately, new […]

Is your pet fearful of storms? Here’s how to help.

Most of us don’t love storms. Sure, it can be nice to sit on the porch and watch the lightning roll in, but for the most part, these weather hazards are loud, inconvenient and at times, dangerous.

Animals especially don’t enjoy stormy weather, which is why responsible owners need to be aware of the signs […]

Understanding risks leads to a more successful calving season

It’s a wonderful time of year when baby farm animals take the stage (or, well, pasture), but it’s not a time without its risks. Fortunately, biosecurity and animal safety steps taken by farmers and ranchers every day go a long way in making sure each calving season is a success.

Experts at the North Dakota […]