Every spring, vultures and bald eagles routinely kill Eric Crowgey’s lambs.
Winter feeding expenses can add up to more than 50 percent of cattle and small ruminant production costs, and they make up a large portion of variable expenses for horse owners and boarding operations.
Virginia farmers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the unique circumstances of transporting live animals over long distances, and amend regulations for farmers and other drivers hauling livestock.
As lawmakers began crafting the 2018 Farm Bill, the nation’s dairy farmers let them know they needed protections that amount to more than a drop in the bucket.
Local farmers were among visitors during a Sept. 21 tour of Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine campus. They likely saw where their next livestock vets are training.