“You can see just how hard it is to make the show and how tough the competition really is. Just to be one of those kids is an amazing feat.”
This new technology involves taking cells from a food animal and getting those cells to grow and differentiate in a suitable growth medium that contains vitamins, lipids, amino acids, and growth hormones, including fetal calf serum.
“Many other questions remain to be answered, such as how to separate the quickly advancing science of treating biosolids from the perception and fear of food companies and consumers…”
With the breeding herd up three percent, there is concern that actual farrowings this summer and fall could be higher than the two percent increase recorded by survey respondents.
Commercial poultry in the United States has been vND-free since 2003, according to federal officials. If the disease migrates to commercial flocks from the backyard flocks in California, international markets could be shut down overnight.
For the past 20 years, the Great Dairy Adventure has been a popular summer activity for local families and neighboring summer camps and daycares.
processor gross margins were unseasonably weak during April and May as
wholesale breast meat and wing prices struggled.
The value of the Mexican peso could drop versus the U.S. dollar, mitigating, at least partially, the short-term impacts of any new tariffs on U.S. exports to that country.
Last year the United States experienced the most substantial number of illnesses linked to contact with backyard poultry ever recorded by CDC.
Biosecurity related to 4-H projects is a matter of high priority. Taking simple precautions will protect animals, members and consumers.
Cattlemen to gather in Escanaba for education and fellowship
Recent market upticks, along with new proposed dairy processing in Michigan, are signaling a new light of hope for dairy farmers as they battle through one of the longest downturns in dairy marketing in recent history.
It’s still too dry for most of your Field Focus reporters as we reach mid-August. But they remain optimistic and are looking forward to fall harvest right around the corner.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.