Grant will fund research to identify effects of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament.
Livestock surveillance could detect RVF before transmission to people.
Limited forage growth this spring means producers may need to supplement cows with some type of concentrate or use high-quality hay.
Up to $25,000 will be granted to support one or more applied research projects in bovine lameness and hoof health.
Research also relevant to manure quality as more is learned about nutrient transformations and water losses from feedyard surface.
Animal performance on individual fields was positively associated with level of soil organic carbon, a common measure of soil "health” for sustainable farming.
Many waste treatment systems — including those for handling municipal wastewater, hospital waste and manure — do not factor in treatment of antibiotics.
Dairy and beef producers should first identify poor feed hygiene contributors in order to best combat their effects.
Injection-site blemishes still among top 10 quality challenges and cause substantial loss of product.