Monday Links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Enhancing safety of dairy foods — Morning AgClips The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) helped secure several positive developments for dairy farmers and their cooperatives at the National Conference on Interstate […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science:

Seaweed can improve piglet health — All About Feed With a naïve immune system, nursing piglets are prone to intestinal disorders that result in diarrhea. Unfortunately, with the increasing incidence of […]

Could oats hold the answer the Corn Belt is looking for?

Before corn and soybeans almost completely covered Iowa’s landscape, most Corn Belt farmers also grew oats or alfalfa. As pressure to produce the most profitable crops grew each year, however, many farmers decided to forgo oats and alfalfa and ended up sticking with a strictly corn and soybean rotation year after year.

While this has […]

New research finds soy can limit growth of Listeria

Soybeans are known for their essential amino acids, high protein content and as a good source of fiber and calcium. But, it turns out, soy also has the ability to naturally protect people from foodborne illnesses such as Listeria.

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada found soy can limit the growth […]

Surplus of commodities could mean dismal path ahead for many farmers

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets are preparing to lose money from low prices that are beyond their control. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. net farm income is expected to drop to $54.8 billion this year, the lowest since 2002 […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Beef Genomics is Providing Speedy Accuracy in Genetic Selection for Cattle Producers – Oklahoma Farm Report With the rapidly developing world of genomics in beef cattle breeding, improvements in the information […]

Neogen can help with new FSIS guidelines for food allergens

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released new guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients that could trigger such problems.

The new FSIS guidelines, entitled, “FSIS Compliance Guidelines […]

Wet weather in U.S. increases grain prices, mycotoxin risk

Large areas of the United States’ crop-growing regions have received more than six times their annual rainfall in the past two weeks. This is sending grain and soybean prices skyward as field work stalls and concerns about the crops continue to grow. In addition, the worst may not be over just yet, as reports from […]

Grain storage bags raise mycotoxin concerns

With corn harvest now underway, several factors including low crop prices and a shortage of storage space, are contributing to more and more farmers turning to polyethylene bags, or “bag silos,” as a crop storage solution instead of traditional storage bins and silos.

While these bags, which are also being used for soybeans and wheat, […]

Monday links

The first Monday in October is here! Take a moment and catch up with the latest news in the food safety, animal safety, agriculture and life science industries in this edition of Monday links.

Food Safety Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety? – Washington State University For farmers, especially organic farmers, who […]