Livestock News


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Ashland and Defiance Counties

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2022) – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a backyard flock in Ashland County and a commercial chicken flock in Defiance County. The positive detections were confirmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). The samples were first tested at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed at the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. Read more here...

Ohio Department of Agriculture HPAI information

OSU Extension and ODA Division of Animal Health video on symptoms, biosecurity, and prevention.

Avian Influenza Brochure

Beef Cattle

Five new articles have been posted in this week’s issue number 1310 of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:

At a time when retail beef prices are at historical highs, many ask why are we exporting beef. This week James Mitchell takes a look at the impact exports have on the industry.

Articles this week include:

    • Where Do We Go from Here?
    • Winterize Your Forage Plans
    • Small Farm Ruminant Production Field Day
    • Comparing Beef Cow Slaughter to 2011
    • Why do we export beef?

Small Ruminant

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