Hurricane Michael agriculture damage expected to top $1.3 billion

Last week, the category 4 Hurricane Michael stormed across the Southeast U.S., hitting the coastal state of Georgia particularly hard. Of the $1.3 billion in damages to the agricultural industry that has been predicted, $1.2 billion is linked to Georgia alone.

“Michael’s impact has been the most widespread and devastating hurricane in recollection to impact […]

What’s hiding in the water lines: Terminal water line cleaning in the poultry house

Picture a standpipe at the end of the water lines in a poultry house. Does it look clear? Is the pressure ball visible? Can the wall behind it be seen through the pipe? Or does it look cloudy, stained from years of use?

“Unfortunately, there are standpipes around the world in poultry houses that are […]

Genomics roundup: Understanding the science

In 2003, the Human Genome Project announced that it had officially completed its goal of sequencing the human genome. Since then, genomics has continued to explode in importance as a scientific subject, with potentially game-changing applications emerging in the medical field, agriculture, animal health, food safety and beyond.

The layman’s understanding of genomics, and how […]

Dogs: Not as smart as we think they are?

Sometimes, society seems obsessed with dogs. Canine companions are considered loving, cute and intelligent, and science seems to back all of these up.

Popular understandings of scientific research sum it up like this: Doggy intelligence is on par with that of a two-year-old child, and this is somewhat true, if you look at findings from […]

Pig breeds, large and small

October is National Pork Month, or as it is affectionately known as, “Porktober.” Last year, we talked about why October is the month we celebrate pigs and pig meat and shared some basic pork facts. This year, we’d like to clear up an important pig-related manner: What’s the difference between pigs you see on the […]

African swine fever spreads in Europe and Asia

African swine fever (ASF) crossed a new border last week as it entered Western Europe for the first time.

It’s been a tough year for ASF. An outbreak of the disease, which affects only pigs, began in Inner Mongolia during early August. Since then, 29 outbreaks have rocked China, which has culled nearly 40,000 pigs […]

Neogen launches DeciMax® Place Packs and Blocks

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 27, 2018 — Neogen today announced the addition of DeciMax® Place Packs and Blocks — a proven effective and all-weather rodenticide bait now available in multiple product formats.

DeciMax Place Packs and Blocks use the active ingredient bromadiolone, a second generation anticoagulant, to effectively control rats, mice and meadow voles. DeciMax Place […]

Strong biosecurity can mitigate African Swine Fever Virus

The recent discovery and subsequent spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in one of largest swine operations in Romania (a 140,000 swine complex) is opening the eyes of epidemiologists in terms of the potential routes of contamination and spread of this virus.

It’s known that there are two most-common ways for viruses to spread. The […]

Neogen launches EVO phosphate-free agricultural cleaners

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 26, 2018 — Neogen Corporation announced today that it has developed an effective line of phosphate-free and biodegradable cleaners for a wide variety of agricultural applications.

Neogen’s new environmentally friendly line of cleaners includes Acid-A-Foam™ EVO, Chlor-A-Foam™ EVO and Acid Tray Wash EVO, each of which will primarily be used by the […]

Neogen launches new dairy hygiene range worldwide

ROCHDALE, United Kingdom, 25 September, 2018 — Neogen announced today that it has expanded its range of dairy hygiene products, including teat dips and sprays, CIP and bulk tank cleaners, hoofcare and dairy cleaning products.

Neogen BioSecurity’s range of teat dips and sprays are available for pre-milking, pre/post-milking, and post-milking. They are designed to help […]