Animal Industry News Update Newsletters 2000-2015

Theresia Lavergne  |  6/7/2011 8:41:24 PM


December 2011

  • Biosecurity
  • Show Pig Vaccinations
  • Updated Equine Deworming Protocol
  • Cattle on Feed Placements and Slaughter Levels
  • Cattleman's New Year's Resolution
  • Dairy Update

September 2011

  • Common Diseases Affecting Small Poultry Flocks
  • Lameness in Show Pigs
  • Broiler Chicken Industry Situation Recap
  • Beef Quality Assurance Program Update
  • Equine Disaster Planning
  • Hidden Hay Dangers
  • Dairy Update
June 2011

  • Heat Stress in Livestock
  • Tips to Avoid Heat Stress in Poultry
  • Minimizing Heat Stress in Show Pigs
  • Year-to-Date U.S. Cattle Slaughter Rate
  • Avoiding Heat Stress in Youth Livestock Projects
  • Avoiding Equine Heat Stress in Louisiana
  • Dairy Update
March 2011

  • Use of Pharmaceuticals in Food-Producing Animals
  • Swine Herd Health Program for Show-pig Breeders
  • Updates and New Recommendations for Equine Deworming
  • New USDA Standards to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry
  • "An Egg a Day" is Further Justified
  • Dairy Update


May 2010

  • Swine--Making Show Pigs Out of Nursery Pigs
  • Tractor Safety
  • Animal Health--10 Tips for Precenting Clinical Exacerbation of Heaves in Horses
  • Dairy--Milk Prices and Profitability
  • Poultry--Pro-Animal Agriculture Groups
  • Beef--Preparing the Cow Herd for the Breeding Season

August 2010

  • Poultry--GIPSA
  • Beef--Beef Cattle Reproductive Efficiency (Profitability)
  • Swine--Swine Health and Diseases (Blue Ear Disease)
  • Animal Health--Frequently Asked Questions: Livestock Show Animal Health
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Beef--Management Practices that Will Save You Money at Marketing Time
  • Horses--The Unwanted Horse

November 2010

  • Prepare a Calving Kit
  • Equine Vitals
  • Show Pig Biosecurity
  • Antibiotic Use in Poultry
  • Winter Cow Herd Nutrition Tips
  • Dairy Update


May 2009

  • Swine--Improving Conception Rates Using Artificial Insemination
  • Poultry--Animal Welfare Group Continues to Target the Poultry and Livestock Industries
  • Animal Health--Bovine Trichomoniasis
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
August 2009

  • Poultry--The Meat and Poultry Industries are Important to the U.S.'s (and Louisiana's) Economy!
  • Swine/Beef--Show Pig Vaccinations
  • Animal Health--Disaster Readiness Checklist for Beef Producers and Horse Owners
  • Dairy--Milk Prices

November 2009
  • Animal Health--Calf Diarrhea
  • Beef--Louisiana Branded Beef
  • Swine--Biosecurity for Show Pig Producers
  • Poultry--THe Cost of Cage vs. Cage-free Produced Eggs


February 2008

  • Horses--2008 Equine Outlook (National Situation)
  • Animal Health--Preparing a Calving Kit
  • Poultry--Poultry and Eggs (National Situation)
  • Beef--Stocker-Backgrounding Programs
  • Dairy--Dairy Update

May 2008
  • Animal Health--Anaplasmosis
  • Horses--Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
  • Swine--Show Pig Vaccinations and Circovirus
  • Dairy--Milk Prices, Production, and Cow Numbers
  • Poultry--Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry?
August 2008
  • Horses--Purchasing Hay for Your Horses
  • Animal Health--Time to Look at Last Year's Calving Season
  • Dairy--Milk Prices, Production, and Cow Numbers
  • Poultry--Poultry Production, Food Safety, Public Health, and California's Proposition 2?
November 2008

  • Animal Health--Get Ready for Winter Now
  • Beef
  • Poultry--In-House Pasteurization/Composting of Litter is Beneficial for Broiler Production
  • Horses--Preparing for the 2009 Breeding Season
  • Dairy--Milk Prices, Production, and Cow Numbers


February 2007

  • Animal Health--Get Ready for Winter Now
  • Dairy--Milk Marketing; Milk Prices and Cow Numbers
  • Horses--Marketing Horses
  • Poultry--National Situation
  • Swine--Lameness in Pigs
  • Beef--Ethanol and the Beef Industry
May 2007

  • Horses--Developing Horse Facilities
  • Animal Health--Avoiding Feed-related Problems in Horses
  • Swine--2007 Pork Market; Pork Quality Assurance Plus
  • Dairy--Dairy Update
  • Poultry--Energy Usage and Sources
  • Beef--Keys for Efficiencies of Production
August 2007

  • Swine--Oxytocin Use by Show Pig Breeders
  • Poultry--Trees for Poultry Farms
  • Animal Health--Heat Stress
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Beef--Gulf Coast Beef Cattle Education Alliance
November 2007

  • Horses--Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System in Your Horse
  • Animal Health--Hunter Alert: Feral Pigs Can Be Infected With Brucellosis
  • Poultry--In-house Air Quality
  • Dairy--Milk and Feed Prices
  • Beef


February 2006

  • Swine--Pseudorabies and Feral Swine in the United States
  • Poultry
  • Dairy--Milk Production, Cow Numbers and Prices
  • Beef--Source Verification

May 2006

  • Poultry--Good Neighbor Relations
  • Horses--Water for Horses
  • Dairy--Milk-feed Ration Drops Again
  • Swine--Swine Brucellosis
  • Beef--Many Signs Point to Diminishing Returns for Cow-Calf Producers; Efficiencies...Where Does Your Bottom Line Lead You?

August 2006

  • Animal Health
  • Poultry--Testing Wild Birds for Avian Influenza
  • Dairy--Milk Volume, Components, and Prices
  • Swine--Pork and Omega Fatty Acids
  • Horses--Fall Broodmare Care
  • Beef--Effects of Drought


May 2005

  • Animal Health--So Far It Is Drier Than 2004
  • Poultry--PETA's Campaign Against the Poultry Industry
  • Dairy
  • Horses--Water Needs of the Horse
  • Swine--Pork Production Trends and Topics
  • Beef
August 2005

  • Poultry--Controlled Atmosphere Stunning (CAS) for Broilers?
  • Animal Health--Anthrax
  • Dairy--Milk Prices and Production
  • Horses--10 Tips for Preventing Clinical Exacerbation of Heaves in Horses
  • Beef
  • Horses--Dealig with Summer Heat
  • Swine--Swine Genetics--Past, Present, and Future
November 2005

  • Animal Health--Show Season
  • Horses--Developing a Horse Breeding Program
  • Swine--Show Pig Health
  • Poultry--Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
  • Dairy--Milk Production and Prices
  • Beef


February 2004

  • Horses--Transporting Horses
  • Beef
  • Poultry--National Situation
  • Dairy--Milk Prices, MILC, and Milk-feed Ratio
  • Animal Helath--January Was Hard on Cattle
May 2004

  • Animal Health--Mad Cow Surveillance
  • Poultry--Bird Flu
  • Beef--USDA Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman Announces Framework for National Animal Identification System (NAIS)
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Horses--2004 Louisiana Horse Industry Update
August 2004

  • Animal Health--Torpedograss Became Toxic
  • Poultry--Catastrophic Composting
  • Dairy--Milk Prices, Milk-feed Ratio, Cow Numbers
  • Beef--Master Cattle Producer Update
  • Horses--Age-related Effects on Fertility on the Mare

November 2004

  • Animal Health--A Medley of Potential Problems Producers May See Include...
  • Horses--Detecting Lameness in Horses
  • Beef--Possible BSE Cow Turns Up Negative
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Poultry--Reducing Energy Costs in Poultry Houses


February 2003

  • Beef--A DNA Test for Tenderness
  • Beef--Investing in Beef Cattle
  • Poultry--Exotic Newscastle Disease
  • Dairy--Lower the SCC
  • Horses--Buying Your First Horse
May 2003

  • Animal Health--West Nile Virus (WNV)
  • Poultry--Shrinking U.S. Chicken Industry?
  • Beef--Virus May Help Clean Up Food Poisoning Bacteria
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Swine--Factors That Affect Pork Quality
August 2003

  • Animal Health--Plant Poisons Cocklebur Poisoning in Calves
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Poultry--Poultry Growers are Volunterring to Improve Enviromnental Management
November 2003

  • Animal Health--A Look Back at Disease Control
  • Horses--Tapeworms
  • Poultry--Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) Experimental Vaccine
  • Dairy--Milk Prices


February 2002

  • Beef--Slower Moving Cattle Taste Better
  • Horses--Deworming
  • Economics--The Economic Research Service, USDA
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Poultry
  • Swine--Zinc in Show Pig Nursery Diets

May 2002

  • Swine--Environmental Advantages to Feeding Paylean™
  • Poultry--Controlling Odor
  • Beef--"Roughing" Calves over the Winter has Consequences
  • Animal Health--Check Several Heifers for BVD Virus Activity in Your Herd
  • Horses--Fat in Horse Diets
  • Dairy--Dairy Update
August 2002

  • Horses--Behavioral Problems in Horses
  • Poultry--Biosecurity
  • Beef--FDA Has Approved CIDR Inserts for Cattle
  • Animal Health--Encephalomyelitis in Horses
  • Cattle Inventory--July 2002 Cattle Inventory
  • Swine--Reducing Stress in Heavily Muscled Horses
  • Dairy--Biosecurity on a Dairy Farm
November 2002

  • Dairy--Dairy Update
  • Veterinary Update--Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
  • Beef--Consumers Don't Appear Ready for Transgenic Beef
  • Swine--APP Theft Alerts Livestock Producers to Review Biosecurity Measures
  • Poultry--Cool Weather and Rodents
  • Horses--Preparing the Mare for the Breeding Season


February 2001

  • Dairy
  • Swine--Irradiation of Pig Diets
  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Animal Health--Mad Cow; New USDA Animal Tuberculosis Risk Classification; Texas Had No Known Brucellosis Infected Cattle Herds; National Brucellosis Situation Also is at Zero Infected Herds 
  • Beef--A Vaccine to Protect Cattle Against Fescue's Fungal Toxins
May 2001

  • USDA Baseline Estimates
  • Poultry--Irradiation of Poultry Products?
  • Swine--Pork Production Without Antibiotics?
  • Animal Health--Beef Calf Mortaility; Safe Weed Control; Mastitis in Beef Cows
  • Beef--Electronic Video Image Grading System for Packers
  • Dairy--Milk Prices
  • Sheep--Foot (Hoof)-and-Mouth Disease Facts

August 2001
  • Beef--New Advancements in the Study of Dystocia
  • Poultry--Campylobacter; Mare Reproductive Syndrome
  • Animal Health; Eastern Equine Encephalitis; West Nile Virus; Anthrax in Texas; Rabies in Louisiana
  • Dairy Update
  • Swine
November 2001

  • Beef--Selection of Cattle for Fly Resistance
  • Animal Health--Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)
  • Swine--Pork Producer Biosecurity and Livestock Disease
  • Horses--Cool Season Mangement Practices
  • Poultry--Cold Weather Brooding
  • Dairy Update--Milk Prices

Animal Industry News Update

The Animal Industry News Update is a quarterly newsletter from the animal science, veterinary science, and livestock economics extension specialists of the LSU AgCenter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide current, research-based animal industry information to county agents, 4-H agents, and animal producers.

For more information on the Animal Industry News Update, contact Theresia Lavergne.


 December 2012

  • Diagnostic Plan for Weak and Stillborn Calves
  • "New" Bedding for Broilers
  • Broiler Production Continues to Face Positives and Negatives
  • Basic Feeding for Horses in Winter
  • What is this calf worth?
  • Dairy Update
  • Replacement Heifer Management-FAQ's
September 2012
  • Vaccinate Horses!
  • Swine Influenza
  • Benchmarking and Profitability
  • Reducing Winter Cowherd Costs
  • Dairy Update
  • Fowl Pox
June 2012

  • Equine Vaccinations
  • The Use of Ultrasound Technology in Today's Beef Cattle Industry
  • Current Animal Disease Research
  • U.S. Meat and Poultry Production in Year-to-Date 2012
  • Think Before You Creep
  • Chicken Labels - Confusing?
March 2012

  • Plan for Summer: Minimize the Stress of Parasites
  • Improving Sow Housing Facilities
  • Broiler Chicken Production Continues to Slide
  • Dairy Update
  • Spring Cowherd Management Tips
  • Proposed Federal Poultry Inspection Procedures


December 2013

  • What’s new in the School of Animal Sciences?
  • Feeding Show Animals and Poultry - Science or Art?
  • Meat Demand Continues to Show Strength
  • Hunter Alert: Feral Pigs can be Infected with Brucellosis and Leptospirosis
  • Gastric Ulcers: A performance reducing issue
  • Bayou Beef Profitability Tips
  • Green Muscle Disease Occurrence is Linked to a Blood Enzyme
 September 2013
  • Developmental Duplication in Angus Cattle
  • Show Pig Feed Intake and Growth During Extremely High Environmental Temperatures
  • 2013-2014 Louisiana Calf to Carcass Program
  • West Nile Prevention in Horses
  • Current Chicken Market Dynamics
  • Body Condition Scoring: A Cowherd’s Fuel Gauge
  • Show Season
  • The Mosquito Transferred Viruses (West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis) and Poultry

June 2013

  • It's That Time Again! Disaster Readiness for Beef and Dairy Producers
  • Wholesale Meat and Poultry Prices Higher
  • Show Pig Nutrition During the Louisiana Summer
  • Summer Hauling
  • Poultry Biosecurity Plans: It is time to review them!
  • Dairy Update
  • Summer Cowherd Management Tips

March 2013

  • Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations
  • Red Meat and Poultry Production Forecasts Continue to Increase
  • Equine identification requirements for out of state travel
  • 2013 State 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest
  • Increasing production efficiency in the cowherd without increasing inputs


December 2014

  • Equine Enteric Coronavirus
  • Swine Trailer PEDV Disinfecting Methods
  • Reducing Cold Stress on Cattle
  • Record Prices and Reevaluating Your Operation
  • Goat Production: Preparing for the Breeding Season
  • More Chicken through Selective Breeding, not Growth Enhancers

October 2014
  • Blister Beetle Toxicity in Horses

  • Anaplasmosis

  • Deciding Margin Coverage Levels under the New Margin Protection Program-Dairy

  • Cow-Calf Profitability Timely Topic: Want a Bigger “Piece of the Pie”?

  • Managing Show Pigs in High Temperatures

  • Selecting a Bedding Source for Broilers

June 2014

  • Horses and Hurricanes
  • Recapping the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)
  • Effect of Gestation Stalls and Mixing Gestating Sows on Reproduction
  • Beef Industry Inefficiencies-Then and Now
  • Summertime Cowherd Profit Tips
  • Poultry Environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs)

March 2014
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
  • Should you blanket your horse?
  • Frequently asked questions about Expected Progeny Differences (EPD's)
  • Wholesale Meat Prices Adjust to Consumer Demand and Tighter Supplies
  • The U.S. Poultry Industry Significantly Impacts the U.S. Economy


December 2015

  • Future Cattle Prices?
  • Pregnancy Toxemia
  • Equine Insulin Resistance
  • Chicken Production: The Facts
September 2015
  • Should Beef Producers Implement Genotyping Technologies/DNA testing into their Selection Strategies?

  • Anhidrosis in Horses

  • Winter Feeding Beef Cattle

  • Preventing Avian Influenza and other Poultry Diseases

  • Aging Goats by Mouthing

July 2015
  • Common lameness issues in barrel racing horses 
  • Foot Scald and Foot Rot in Sheep and Goats
  • Consumer Demand and Value-Added Opportunities
  • Reducing Heat Stress in Livestock
  • Transmission of Avian Influenza
March 2015
  • Equine Infectious Anemia in Louisiana
  • Goat Predator Control
  • Utilization of traditional performance tested bulls versus forage tested bulls
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Disinfectant
  • Avian Influenza
  • Analysis of Tax Records for Management Decisions

Animal Industry News Update. Issue includes topics covering current livestock issues.

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