Scientists develop effective bird flu vaccine


2015 will go down as a devastating year for the poultry industry, with Avian Influenza (i.e. bird flu) as the culprit. Whether you are a poultry and/or egg farmer, a youth preparing for a 4-H/FFA show, or are just trying … Continue reading

10 Things Farmers are Tired of Hearing

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BuzzFeed has come up with a great list of 10 Things Farmers are Tired of Hearing – and it is pretty spot on. If you are reading this and would like more information about any of the points discussed in … Continue reading

National Ag Agents: Highlight of the annual conference… Throwback Thursday


I am a member of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) – the professional membership organization for persons in Extension. Next week I head to South Dakota for the 100th annual conference… It’s kind of a big deal … Continue reading

Rumen: Microbes on the Move Movie… Wordless Wednesday

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A view of the microorganisms (protozoa, bacteria, fungi, etc.) from our fistulated steer’s rumen with the UNL Mobile Beef Lab. PS: this is real time, we have not sped it up. ——————– Dr. Lindsay can also be found on: – … Continue reading

Dairy Adventure: Fair Oaks Farms (photo journal)

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana. Fair Oaks Farm specializes in transparency and is an agrotourism venue highlighting dairy cows and swine. As a guest to Fair Oaks Farms you can choose to do … Continue reading

Avian Influenza: Guidelines for Backyard Poultry Flocks


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture recently decided to cancel all poultry shows, sales, and swap-meets as a proactive measure designed to increase biosecurity and decrease the potential spread of Avian Influenza. This article (written by myself and Dr. Sheila Purdum, … Continue reading

Heat Stress: Something to sweat about

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In Eastern Nebraska, our temperatures have jumped the last few days, the nights aren’t cooling down, there is high humidity, and no wind. Unfortunately, this combination can be dangerous for livestock. At UNL, our beef team has been trying to … Continue reading

Record rainfall accross the country shatters May records

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May was the wettest month in recorded history for many locations across the U.S. In Lincoln, Nebraska (the capital city), we received a total of 10.90 inches of rain just in May 2015. That broke the record held from 1903 … Continue reading