Content tagged "animal agriculture"

Animal Agriculture In the U.S. - Trends in Production and Manure Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 17, 2018

The animal agriculture industry is widespread across the U.S. with some areas having more of certain types of farms than others. The sectors highlighted in...

Planning for Climate Resiliency

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Resiliency to weather risk is, on one hand, a topic that farmers and ranchers are already familiar with, but now climate change is adding new uncertainties...

Drone Use in Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast contains an overview of the capabilities of drones, the potential for drone use in animal agriculture, and the current FAA regulations. This...

Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast examines the veterinary feed directive and how it impacts animal agriculture as well as discusses the state of the science as it relates to...

Spotlight on Manure Management in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coastal Plains

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

To provide information about commonly-found manure management systems and approaches in North Carolina and the Coastal Plains, and discuss opportunities for...

Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options, Composting Procedures and Lessons Learned

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 14, 2017

This presentation outlines mortality management options during an animal disease outbreak and highlight the composting methodology implemented on poultry...

Are We Approaching a Post-Antibiotic Era? If so, What’s the Connection to Animal Agriculture?

 The introduction to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report asks people to imagine a “post-antibiotic era,” in which common infections and minor...

Reducing or Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2016

Animal agriculture has dramatically increased its production efficiency over time, as it continues to produce more products with fewer resources. Although...

Playing By the Rules: Regulations and Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 01, 2016

This is a self-guided learning lesson about air and water regulations related to livestock and poultry production. Anticipated time for completion: 60...

Climate Impacts on Animal Production

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 20, 2016

The 1941 USDA Yearbook in Agriculture was titled “Climate and Man”. All 1,214 pages in the book focus on the interdependency of agriculture and humanity with...

Weather Trends: State, Regional, and National

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 19, 2016

Weather happens and the climate is always changing. Farmers are very in tune with these changes because weather is critical to any farming operation. What...

Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture (Self Study Lesson)

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 14, 2016

This is a self-guided learning lesson about greenhouse gases (GHG) and their connections to livestock and poultry production. It is useful for self-study and...

Wet Scrubbers for Cleaning Air Emissions from Animal Housing Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 06, 2014

Air emissions from animal housing systems are being examined more closely for ways to mitigate potentially harmful gases. Wet scrubbers are one way to remove...

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