Modern pig housing is carefully designed to keep animal health and welfare in mind. With so many customized options, how do farmers choose the best fit for their operation?
As Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I have been reflecting on what I am thankful for. I am thankful for agriculture.
Cows and other ruminants have one stomach with four compartments: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum.
Biosecurity is an absolutely essential part of every swine farm. What the outside world sees is a fence and/or enclosed barns, but what they don’t realize is that these facilities function to keep the pigs as healthy as possible.
“Why do your cows look so skinny?” Cows are athletes, and like athletes, they come in different shapes and sizes that fit with what they do.
Animal welfare is increasingly on the radar of today’s shoppers, and that’s a great thing because it’s top of mind for livestock and poultry farmers too.
Dairy farmers use technology to help their farms be more efficient and to keep their cows comfortable. From back-scratchers to fitbits, technology improves animal care on dairy farms!
In honor of Turkey Lover’s Month, I’d like to share some insights I learned from visiting a turkey farm and a cranberry bog.
As a student studying animal agriculture and science at a diverse university, I have found that one question takes prevalence over all others regarding dairy: “Why do dairy farmers take the baby calves away from their mothers?”
Farmers and ranchers are using technology to improve animal health, welfare, reproduction, record keeping and much more.