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Economist: Livestock producers should expect bright future
More efficient land use, a stalled demand for corn ethanol and increased demand for meat in developing countries should help boost the livestock industry in coming years, according to a Purdue University agricultural economist.
Lower feed prices could help hog producers with profits
Hog producers should return to profitability this spring because of lower feed prices, although delayed planting could still change that, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist said.
Scientists discover way to detect Johne’s disease in cattle
Detecting the costly, contagious Johne’s disease in cattle now is easier, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.
Johne’s disease, also known as paratuberculosis, is estimated to cost the U.S. dairy industry more than $220 million each year.
Jersey junior public presentation contest to be held in Amarillo
TalkJersey, the national public speaking and presentation contest for Jersey youth, will be held for the eighth time in Amarillo, site of the 2013 annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc.
Pigs can make the most of food, biofuel co-products
As the world population grows, farmers may feed more people by giving biofuel and food co-products to pigs. These co-products include whey, bakery waste and plant matter left over from biofuel production.
Japanese cookbook highlights U.S. beef
A cookbook devoted entirely to American beef is one of the fruits of a Japanese media team that beef checkoff contractor U.S. Meat Export Federation brought to the U.S. in 2012.
Teens fueled by high-protein lean pork breakfast consume fewer empty calories
A newly released study by the University of Missouri reinforces what most farm moms already know: Teens who eat a high-protein lean pork breakfast may consume fewer sugary snacks later in the day.
Purdue beef evaluation program receives 10,000th bull
Purdue Extension’s Indiana Beef Evaluation Program received its 10,000th bull during this year’s summer test, the station’s 72nd test since the program’s inception in 1976.
Agriculture student headed for the fast lane
Although she prefers cowboy boots to high heels, Purdue University junior Bailey Farrer will be wearing both throughout the month of May while serving as an Indianapolis 500 Festival princess.
Ballots for sheep and wool council mailed to producers
Ballots for voting to determine whether an Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council will be created have been mailed to sheep producers who registered for the referendum.
Applications for veterinary student scholarships now accepted
Study: Sugar diet may have impact on honeybee health
Program tracks soil nitrate levels in Illinois cornfields
Nitrogen key to uptake of other corn nutrients, study shows
Maximize the yield potential of late-planted corn hybrids
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