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Delegates at 2018 Biennial NPIP Conference Unanimously Vote to Separate the Gamebird Industry into Our own Subpart!

By NAGA Vice President Brian Beavers Eleven North American Gamebird Association members attended the 44th National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biennial Conference June 26-28 at Franklin, Tennessee, June 26-28. NPIP is a voluntary, national collaboration with state and federal departments of agriculture and industry representatives. The program’s goal is to use the latest diagnostic technology … Continued

Preparing For & Managing Protests At Farms/Facilities

From the Animal Agriculture Alliance The Animal Save movement inspires animal rights extremists to demonstrate near entrances of farms and other agricultural facilities by stopping drivers so they can “bear witness” to the livestock. This is potentially dangerous for drivers, the livestock, the protestors and a company’s reputation. Below are some proactive measures to help … Continued

Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

With the summer months on the horizon, warm weather tends to draw attention towards the risks of heat-related illness. The reality is that, while special attention should be paid to heat stress in the summer months, heat stress risks can manifest at any point during the year. Resulting from extreme exposure to heat and hot … Continued

Add a Successful Event Business to Your Range or Preserve

By Jeff Swanson, NSSF Range Action Specialist Team Member When developing your business model to attract the next generation of hunters and shooters, consider the “destination” facilities that are successfully attracting customers by promoting their event-hosting capabilities: Topgolf, Lucky Strike Bowling and Main Event are just three examples. Creating your “next generation” shooting range or … Continued

Department Of Interior Announces Hunters And Anglers Generated More Than $1.1 Billion In Funding For Conservation

On Tuesday, March 20, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. The secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department … Continued

H7N1 Low-Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Texas

On March 12, 2018, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced that routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza had detected H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas. Partial HA sequencing determined the H7 to be a low-pathogenic virus of North American wild bird … Continued

Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H7N1 Confirmed In Commercial Turkey Flock In Jasper County, Missouri

As part of routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 Avian Influenza, H7N1 presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was detected in a healthy commercial meat turkey flock in Jasper County in southwestern Missouri, based upon H7 PCR and antibody to H7 and N1; further characterization is pending virus recovery. There have been no clinical … Continued

Researchers Identify Parasitic Eyeworms As Cause For Quail Die-Offs

Scientists working on the largest quail disease study ever undertaken in the U.S. believe they have identified a major culprit behind previously unexplained die-offs of wild bobwhite quail. Led by the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, “Operation Idiopathic Decline” set out to determine whether disease, parasites, toxins or other factors were causing mysterious and sometimes … Continued

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