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Growing resistance to commonly used antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria such as strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what once were easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges. New research from the University of Georgia shows there may be more antimicrobial-resistant salmonella in food animals than scientists previously thought.
National livestock groups are monitoring efforts in some states to make changes to livestock production.
Adam Abel recently was named state grazing-lands specialist in Wisconsin by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. His new post comes at a time when demand for grazing information is outpacing the number of people who can write managed-grazing plans, he said. Grazing is becoming more popular for many reasons.
The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council – a producer-led watershed-protection group – is hosting a field day from noon to 3 p.m. June 17 at the Jon-De Farm, 2054 30th Ave., Baldwin. The field day will give farmers and other agricultural professionals an opportunity to see the Agrometer self-propelled dribble-bar applicator, which allows liquid manure to be applied to standing corn.
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Two cow dung cakes found in left-behind baggage at Dulles recently.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently discovered cow dung cakes while examining leftover baggage recently at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Manure management could be the key in decreasing the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.