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COVID-19 outbreaks close meat processing facilities

After a series of COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants, more than a dozen facilities across North America have closed temporarily, including plants run by Smithfield Foods, Olymel, Cargill, JBS USA and Maple Leaf Foods.

Options for keeping the value of dumped milk on the farm

University of Minnesota Extension employees have created a list of tips for dairy farmers looking to use the surplus milk as a land application or add it to manure storage, rather than dump it.

University of Guelph announces new director of animal welfare centre

Georgia Mason, a behavioral biologist, has been named the new director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph in Ontario.
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Saving it up

Dairy farmers in the U.S. are struggling in the fourth year of an economic downturn, and many of the factors contributing to the problem are out of farmers’ control. One way in which they can improve their situation is to focus on conservation, which has financial benefits and positive long-term effects. The high up-front investment cost is an impediment which better financial support could overcome. » Read more...
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From the Editor: Spotlight on influential women

In March 2020, Manure Manager and the other agricultural magazines at Annex Business Media unveiled the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program to honour six women for their innovative agricultural work. It’s important to recognize the contributions women make in agriculture today, but also to understand that women have always been an integral part of agricultural success. » Read more...