Animal health and production and animal products

Specialty Crop Farmers Can Increase Yields Through Improved Pollination

Most of the world’s crops depend on bees and other insects for pollination, so the decline in honey bees and wild bee populations raises concerns about food security. Crop yields for apples, cherries, and blueberries across the United States are being reduced.

Purdue University Team to Develop Rapid Sensor Technology for Cattle Disease

Bovine respiratory disease, one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year, according to Purdue University.

Feed Supplement for Dairy Cows Cuts Their Methane Emissions

The addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25 percent in a recently published study.

Mice and Mushrooms: Non-Picky Eaters More Effective at Spreading Spores than Previously Thought

Small mammals such as mice and chipmunks who are not picky eaters play a more important role than previously known in dispersing the spores of wild mushrooms and truffles, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

Modifying Hen Diets Reduces Egg Facility Emissions

Iowa is the nation's number-one state in egg production.

Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, University of Vermont (UVM) research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies.

Online Hands-On Mapping System Helps Keep Pollinators Safe

A multi-institutional research team led by Penn State University developed Beescape, an online tool to help beekeepers understand what resources and risks bees may encounter when they leave the hive.

Agriculture Thrives in Virginia

The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.

Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Minnesota

Minnesota has about 680,000 households with horse enthusiasts, whereas about 29,000 own a horse.

Computational Fluid Dynamics to Design Future Dairy Housing

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed computational fluid dynamics models that can provide a clear picture of how new dairy housing barns—designed for ventilation and cow comfort—will perform in real-life settings.