In this Issue:
  • Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows
  • Friday Funny: The Chicken Cannon
  • Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?
  • Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys
  • Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza
  • APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog
  • Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017
  • Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick
  • Poultry

    Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

     

    Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. The Santa Rosa County Fair (SRC Fair) is held in April each year, but requires considerable planning throughout the year. The board has many sub-committees that focus on the various …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

    Friday Funny: The Chicken Cannon

    It has been 10 months since we shared a Friday Funny, due to a lack of good material.  Special thanks to Ed Jowers, Emeritus Jackson County Extension Director for sending this funny story to share:

    The Chicken Cannon

    Scientists at NASA built a special cannon to launch standard 6-pound, whole dead chickens at the windshields …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/friday-funny-the-chicken-cannon/

    Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

    More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/friday-feature-preventing-needlestick-injuries-to-ranch-hands/

    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

    Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs and whole, dressed poultry can be sold …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/what-are-the-requirements-to-sell-eggs-and-dressed-poultry-from-florida-small-farms/

    Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys

    In the fall of 2016, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced on March 18, 2017 that they were winding down their response to the screwworm infestation in Monroe County.  After months of surveillance, trapping, sterile …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/quarantine-lifted-screwworms-eradicated-from-florida-keys/

    Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza

    Source:  Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Alabama State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County, and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

    During …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/alabama-poultry-flocks-test-positive-for-avian-influenza/

    APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog

    Source:  USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 01/09/2017

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead, Florida. The dog was isolated and his infested wounds were treated. Federal and state officials …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/aphis-confirms-new-world-screwworm-in-dade-county-dog/

    Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017

    Source: FDA CVM Animal Feed Safety System Team

    As of January 1, 2017, animal producers will not be able to purchase feeds over the counter that contain antimicrobials deemed important for human health. Instead, to buy and use feeds containing those antimicrobials, animal producers must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/medicated-livestock-feeds-will-require-veterinarian-authorization-in-2017/

    Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick

    Last summer the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 181 people from 40 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of June 2016, 611 people from 45 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 611, 138 were hospitalized, and 195 (32%) were …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/29/cute-baby-chicks-and-your-chickens-can-make-you-sick/

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