Education & Reference

Proper antibiotic-use helps prevent livestock disease

Published Mar. 31, 2010

Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.

Get This: HSUS Targeting 4-H Kids

Published Apr. 9, 2010

As a kid, 4-H consumed my life. Through this youth program, I was able to try new things and learn from my experiences. Whether it was judging photography, showing steers and heifers, competing in speaking contests or making fun crafts...

USA Today ad: "Surprised?"

Published Apr. 9, 2010

This full-page ad ran in the "News" section of USA Today on April 1, 2010.

Pigs and people matter

Published Apr. 9, 2010

At this Iowa pork farm, management decisions are based on what's in the best interest of the pigs as well as family members that work in the barns.

Are You Ready For An Agriculture Emergency?

Published Apr. 12, 2010

The 2007 Ag Census from the USDA indicated that there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming...

Mastio: It's not all about saving puppies at the activist Humane Society

Published Apr. 13, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States sparked quite the controversy last week, beginning with accusing the Iowa egg industry of animal abuse and ending with sniping between the group and Rep. Steve King.

Antibiotics provide solutions

Published Apr. 14, 2010

There is much discussion surrounding the use of antibiotics in food producing animals and the risk of resistance that may result. According to Dr. Scott Hurd of Iowa State University, the risk is very minimal...

HSUS Lawsuit: Friedlander v. Brunner (2010)

Published May. 3, 2010

In Friedlander v. Brunner, the Humane Society of the United States sought to invalidate an Ohio law holding that only residents of the state can gather signatures to put a legislative initiative on the ballot.

Science before legislation

Published May. 6, 2010

In the U.S., the individual gestation stall for sows is being banned based on perception, not science, and that has Janeen Salak-Johnson, a University of Illinois associate professor in animal science, looking for answers......

Eggs: What we buy, pay, want

Published May. 12, 2010

American consumers buy eggs from cage housing systems by a margin of more than 40 to one over eggs from cage-free systems, according to data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI)...