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Six Steps to Preventing LA-MRSA Spread Between Livestock and Farmer
Livestock associated Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) is a bacteria that has developed resistance to certain antibiotics. As LA-MRSA can passed between humans and animals, the UK government has created six key steps you can take on...
Motivating Cattle Employees Through Respecting Psychological Needs
As well as negative and positive reinforcement, a packing company figurehead recommends five simple steps to motivating staff for efficient work. ...
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
Fire and the Farm: Preparing the Australian Way
Home to some of the most fire-prone farming country in the world, Australia is a place to learn from when looking at dealing a blaze. ...
Is Your Cattle Plunge Doing Its Job, Australians Asked
Using plunge dips for tick control is a necessity in Australia, but the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association warns that it must be done right to be most effective....
Managing the Safe Delivery of Animal Feeds
Accidents and fatalities plague the agricultural sector, so planning for expected events, such as feed delivery day, should be worthwhile for an industry trying to stay safe. ...
Risks and Hazards of Manure Management
Ventilation, signage, fencing and even atmosphere tests are worthwhile precautions against the dangers of slurry, says a Virginia farm adviser....
Managing Snowmelt on Farmsteads
With over three feet of snow across some areas of the northern US, two agricultural engineers at Minnesota are warning farmers to manage spring thaw to avoid treacherous farm conditions....
Silo Maintenance Could Save Lives
Badly maintained feed and grain silos have resulted in multiple deaths in the Corn Belt, farmers have been warned. ...

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