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SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on August 26 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350).
Fly control on dairies is an important pest management consideration that impacts the bottom line by affecting overall animal productivity and health.
June 12, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, has been canceled.
Livestock producers have many daily responsibilities when it comes to caring for and protecting their animals. One responsibility is to remain vigilant regarding individuals that oppose the use of animals for food or other purposes.
The PQA Plus site assessment is an on-farm evaluation of a production site by a qualified PQA Plus Advisor. A review of standard operating procedures and office records, including caretaker training, animal observations, and the facilities will occur during the site assessment.
The Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®) program is about education. The most-recent version of the program, PQA Plus Version 4, became effective June 3, 2019.
The FARM Animal Care Version 4.0 rolled out January 2020. This article is a condensed tool to aid you in preparing for your next evaluation.
SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on December 2 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350).
Employees are one of the most valuable assets to a successful farm. Successful farms implement on-boarding of new employees and provide continued training to ensure proficiency and consistency in job duties.