Although veterinarians may not be involved in the day-to-day activities on a livestock farm, they are still a very important of the team. Veterinarians are used more often on some types of farms than others. Many farmers will do their … Continue reading →
Although most farmers don’t name every animal they have, knowing which animal is which is still very important. Farmers use ear tags like these to identify individual animals in a herd where one animal looks very much like another. Ear … Continue reading →
Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are pretty strictly regulated. They are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by state agencies. Here in Indiana, they are regulated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
I’ve heard this question a few times. It’s a strange acronym. People know that it has something to do with farms and animals, but that’s really all the detail they know. CAFOs pop up in the news a lot, and … Continue reading →
It’s a fact of life, sometimes people get sick and need antibiotics. And the same is true for pigs. Heather’s family takes good care of their pigs, and this includes veterinary care, and sometimes antibiotics, when they are sick. They … Continue reading →