Monday, July 26, 2010

State Fair, here we come

As we move into the Ohio State Fair, my posts will again become sparse. It's not that there's not a bunch going on in the ag world that's worth reading about, it's just that I don't have as much time to tell you about it anymore.

How about that weather today, eh? Being out on pig farms, I'm especially grateful for the break in the weather and I bet many other people are too. Now if only the ants could stop making a rush on our apartment and my desk, my arguments with nature would be complete.

For those of you interested in the dairy industry and their fight against Johne's, which is rumored to be more prevalent than previously estimated, here are two suggestions from the ARS about how to reduce transmission on your farm. Of course, this might be old news or simple suggestions, but if you haven't read it before, then that link is for you. (And besides, this is research proving the methods work.)

Don't be surprised about the source or the findings of the study here, but this study claims that the benefits of organic are far overpraised. Who knew? lol.

Also, Cargill announced a new method of reducing sodium in food. With the new sodium craze isn't this just what the public was looking for?

This Scottish institute was awarded a grant to develop parasite vaccines.

Also important, the American Humane Association has approved practices set forth by the Federation of Animal Science Societies.

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