Disaster Program Available for Farmers Who Lost Livestock Due to Excessive Heat
August 4, 2011 —The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds Pennsylvania farmers that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather including excessive heat, drought, and tornadoes. USDA urges producers in need or those with questions to contact their local county or state USDA Service Center or Farm Service Agency office for assistance. Detailed information

Mycotoxins in Hog Feeds

by Orry Pratt, PFB Intern

Cleanliness of animal feed is critical to any livestock operation, and this is particularly true for swine operations. Feed that is not properly stored can absorb moisture and promote the growth of mycotoxins. This fungal growth has the potential to cause illness and death in animals. Full story