By Sandra Avant, USDA-ARS
The seedheads of tall fescue, a cool-season perennial grass used for grazing and hay production, may be the most appetizing part of the plant to cattle, but they are also the most toxic. Read more
By Harold Hafs
The September 18 issue of Taking Stock highlighted some historical illustrations of harvesting hay, selected from the Animal Science Image Gallery (ASIG). Those images reveal the labor intensity to harvest, store and feed hay to animals until World War II, in stark contrast to the modern labor-saving methods illustrated below that also offer major improvements in forage quality. Read more
You may find it easy to talk about research theories, the trial data you collected or your scientific conclusions, but do you know how to decipher it for the general public?
Jay Byrne, president and founder of v-Fluence Interactive, Inc., has some guidance. His advice consists of four components, which he shared last month during a presentation at Innovate 2014. Read more
Last week, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced the creation of a task force to address the issue of antibiotic resistance in production agriculture. Read more