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Livestock losses to spring’s buffalo gnat outbreak in Arkansas County near 100

An outbreak of southern buffalo gnats in late March and early April caused the deaths of nearly 100 domesticated animals and at least 280 deer in Ark...
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Avian neuroscientists identify new stress response component in poultry brain

Avian neuroscientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture probing the neural pathways for stress response have identified a n...
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Cooperative Extension Service providing food animal vet training to address need in rural areas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture announced this week that it will offer the first of a series of educational seminars for vet...
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Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures

U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield.     ...
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Cows heat stressed after breeding may have unseen pregnancy losses

Prolonged heat stress this year may bring a smaller calf crop next year. Herd owners are seeing cows known to be pregnant coming back into heat to be ...
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Chopped Corn Silage Offers Better Control For Beef Producers

Farmers are looking to drought-stressed corn for silage and balage to stretch limited hay supplies.     Chopped corn silage offers beef prod...
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2018 drought differs from 2012 in varied impact, says MU economist

Scattered rains brought slight improvements this past week in a drought affecting most of the state.     In his weekly “Drought Picture,...
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Pests weaken hay production

Forage growers in Mississippi are trying to keep insects from making meals out of their hayfields and compromising their stockpiles of winter feed. &n...
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Raising vs. buying replacement heifers

When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the ...
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Arkansas : Researcher offers pointers on keeping pastures healthy in hot, dry summers

Arkansas’ summer has come on hot and dry, presenting challenges for maintaining healthy pastures, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal s...