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Biosecurity

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Jon Wefald’s deep impact on agriculture, education

Former Minnesota agriculture commissioner and Kansas State University president dies at the age of 84

Jon Wefald, the former president of Kansas State University and the former commissioner of agriculture of Minnesota, was the type of leader who left a lasting impression.


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More Philippines provinces introduce tight HPAI controls

As cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza are detected on the island of Mindanao, provincial authorities in the Philippines are launching new measures to halt the spread of infection into their territories.

As cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza are detected on the island of Mindanao, provincial authorities in the Philippines are launching new measures to halt the spread of infection into their territories. 


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Could game cameras be a useful poultry biosecurity tool?

Cameras that capture movement can find possible carriers of diseases that affect poultry

Research to determine if monitoring poultry farms with game cameras to help trace outside sources that increase the risk of Salmonella could also be applicable to monitoring farms’ risks of being infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza.


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US agents seize prohibited poultry, pork at Mexican border

124 pounds of prohibited meat intercepted at Laredo Port of Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists seized more than 120 pounds of prohibited fresh pork and poultry meat at the Laredo Port of Entry on the Mexican border.


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Avian flu now confirmed in all North American flyways

Confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial mixed species flock in South Dakota marks the first case in the Central Flyway

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in a commercial mixed species flock in Charles Mix County, South Dakota. With the discovery, HPAI has now been found in all four North American flyways.


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How robots can improve efficiency in poultry production

Learn how this technology automates welfare and health monitoring to augment labor shortages on the farm.

Robotic technology monitors poultry welfare, health and the environment parameters in the house during production. The technology frees up human workers for other tasks and converts real-time data about a poultry flock into actionable insights for farmers.


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