Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas cattle and cotton

In recent weeks, numerous parts of the world have faced dangerous flooding due to excessive rainfall: Texas, Northern Ireland and South Asia, most notably.

While flooding is devastating in innumerable ways, the impact on agriculture is huge, with effects that shoot far along the food supply chain.

In the case of Texas, the biggest producer […]

Parasite control can require pasture-specific practices

For any cattle operation, controlling parasites is critical to herd health. Cattle with strong immune systems have a better shot at reaching their genetic potential and as described in a recent article, more pounds on the ground will equal more money in the bank if all goes according to plan. What isn’t so simple, however, […]

FSIS announces new food safety guidelines for poultry and ground beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) recently announced it has posted new guidelines for poultry processors to better prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw products during slaughter and processing, and new recordkeeping requirements for beef producers to make it easier and quicker to track foodborne illnesses to their source.