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Experts Weigh in on Recent Discovery of Avian Flu in Dairy Cattle

Amid recent news of bird flu prompting warnings against raw milk and unpasteurized dairy products, two Auburn researchers are offering their expertise on the topic. Dr. Shollie Falkenberg, an associate professor and coordinator of animal health research, and Dr. Cris Young, a professor of practice in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine, provide the below informed, broad perspective on the issue. Is it a surprise …

Ensuring Effectiveness of Federal-State Milk Safety System While Bird Flu Impacts Dairies

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), alongside its federal and state partners, is continuing to take a stepwise approach to its scientific analysis of commercial milk safety during the first-of-its-kind detection of HPAI H5N1 in dairy cattle. While FDA’s initial assessment of the milk safety system continues to be affirmed by sampling and testing of retail dairy products, there …

Registration Now Live For National Jersey Meetings

Registration for the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ), is now open. The meetings will be held June 19-22, 2024, in Springfield, Mass., at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place.   The registration website – USJerseyAnnualMeeting.com –opened Friday for Jersey breeders and enthusiasts from across the United States to register. Hotel reservationsare also …

Building Better Beef Crosses Starts on Day 1

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s (DCHA) May 22 webinar features “Building Better Beef Crosses Starts on Day 1.”  Olivia Genther-Schroeder, Purina Animal Nutrition, will lead this free, one-hour educational offering, which starts at 12 p.m. Central time (Chicago time). During the webinar, Genther-Schroeder will share why raising dairy-beef crossbred calves is a value-added production strategy that is here to stay. …

Navigate Animal Welfare Versus Animal Rights at 2024 Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2024 Stakeholders Summit will feature panelists from Protect the Harvest, American Kennel Club, and CloverLeaf Animal Welfare Systems who will share their experience navigating animal rights activism and how to chart a winning path to continuous improvement in animal welfare – independent of the influence of animal rights extremists. The 2024 event, themed “Ready, Set, Solve! …

Joint Dairy Organization Statement on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Found in Cows

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two dairy cattle herds in Texas and two herds in Kansas this month. Importantly, USDA confirmed that there is no threat to human health and milk and dairy products remain safe to consume. Pasteurization (high heat treatment) kills harmful microbes and pathogens in milk, including the influenza virus. …

Michael Ballou to Address Early Life Calf health During DCRC Webinar

Mark your calendar to attend the next Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar, scheduled for May 2, starting at 2 p.m. Central time (USA/Canada). Texas Tech University Professor Michael Ballou will address “Early life calf health and performance have long-term impacts on lifetime health and (re)production performance.” This one-hour webinar is free. The presentation will look at the etiology of …

DCHA Webinar Features Applied Genomics Strategies

“A Genomic Journey” headlines the March 19th Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar. Asha Miles, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL) research geneticist, Tony Lopes, Tony L. Lopes Dairy LP and Precision Genetic Solutions LLC, and Tim Baumgartner, Jer-Z-Boyz Ranch genetics and marketing manager, will share their genomic and genetic strategies during this free, one-hour …

Turn Employees from Potential Brand Assassins to Brand Ambassadors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Food and agriculture companies spend a lot of time looking outward – focusing on external image, responding to pressure from adversarial groups, and finding new customers. In the process, these companies often overlook their most critical audience: employees. Hinda Mitchell, founder and president of Inspire PR Group, will share how to turn team members from potential brand assassins to brand …

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