Vaccination has been shown to protect broilers from E. coli infection. But is it worth the cost? According to recent studies, E. coli vaccination may actually help broiler producers boost their bottom lines. In an analysis of field trial data...
Researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and US Biologic, Inc., have developed an oral solution to an antibiotic alternative that fights against poultry coccidiosis, which costs the poultry industry $3.5B in annual losses worldwide. Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease...
An interview with John Brown, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian and layer specialist, Zoetis Q: In 2021, Zoetis introduced Poulvac® Procerta™ HVT-IBD, a recombinant vector vaccine that protects against infectious bursal disease viruses (IBDV) and Marek’s disease. How will the...
Government payments to farm operator households totaled $14.8 billion in 2019, based on data from USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey. More than 30 percent of about 1.97 million U.S. farms received some Government payments that year, with an average...
United States Agriculture Sector to Receive Highest Level of Government Support Since 2005 According to the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, in 2019 and 2020 the United States’ agriculture sector will have benefitted from the largest...
Large-scale family farms were more likely to have stronger financial performance than other farms, according to USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers using data from the 2011-20 Agricultural Resource Management surveys (ARMS). ERS researchers categorized farms as low risk if...
Poultry/Eggs: Broiler production forecasts in 2022 and 2023 were increased on favorable hatchery data, and 2022 and 2023 prices were adjusted down on recent data and stronger production expectations. Forecast 2022 broiler exports were adjusted down on slow shipments...
CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division recently partnered with the University of Missouri to study the economic fabric that supports rural and agricultural communities. The report outlines the changes to farm household employment and income dynamics over the past few decades....
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