Through surveys and on-farm visits, researchers will gather information on topics such as biosecurity practices, economics of production-limiting diseases, animal welfare practices, antibiotic use and herd nutrition and management.
As part of AGROGUARD, a community policing program designed to protect the agriculture industry, the Agricultural Reporting Hotline allows anyone to report suspicious activity anonymously. Once reported, the alert is immediately sent as a message to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture biosecurity department for review.
Victoria, Australia police have labelled the actions of animal activists seeking money from the public to carry out illegal activities against farmers as “extremely concerning”.
Quarantine inspections at Taiwan's airports have been stepped up to prevent African swine fever (ASF) entering the country, as newly increased fines for those found smuggling meat products come into force.
Billions of microbes can live in a teaspoon of soil, but scientists don't know much about how — or why — they're there.
The sensor-filled ear tag is likened to a smart watch in terms of the data it can gather. This includes information about where herds are grazing, whether an animal has escaped or been stolen, or even analyzing movement to suggest if it is unwell.
Multiple health agencies have teamed up to offer free, online courses that are geared towards educating Iowa youth on animal diseases and biosecurity.
A trial underway at Western Australia's Murdoch University is tipped to save time and money by using artificial intelligence to digitally identify plants, vertebrates and insects suspected to pose a biosecurity threat.
During a period of 11 days, 73 cases of attempted smuggling of meat products into Taiwan from areas affected by a highly contagious livestock disease were discovered, according to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.