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Tim Wall

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Scientist offers key to avoid pathogens in livestock feed

Pathogens, including African swine fever, may be transmitted via livestock feed, but there isn’t enough data to establish regulations to address the risk.
In the absence of protective rules, feed mills can take certain steps to avoid the potential for feed ingredients to act as a vector for microscopic threats.
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Biomapping watches for Salmonella-friendly conditions

By regularly monitoring these organisms over time, production and processing facilities can keep tabs consistently on their Salmonella risk.
As opposed to trying to find the Salmonella needle in the food plant haystack, biomapping looks for conditions that make those needles more common.
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Understand antibiotic-alternative feed additives first

Livestock producers need to understand how specific feed additives work when used in place of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) to make most effective use of the AGP alternatives.
Livestock producers should identify the root of any health problems their animals face before selecting an AGP alternative.
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US, Mexico and Asia form symbiotic pork trade network

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service analyzed the network in their biannual World Markets and Trade Report.
Mexico, the United States and Asian pork markets developed a three-part trade network that utilizes advantages that each location provides.
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South China meat imports up 80 percent in 2016

South China now accounts for one-third of pork product imports into China.
South China has become a major pork and poultry importer in the global market, reported the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service.
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