Tag: livestock

ILLINOIS FARMERS SO FAR AVOIDING NEED TO EUTHANIZE EXCESS LIVESTOCK

Some meat processing plants have become hot spots for COVID-19 infections, leading to some shutdowns and a glut of livestock that is ready for harvest. The fear is that farmers will have to euthanize animals that they cannot keep and cannot sell, but in Illinois it has not yet come to that. (The Center Square)

Certified Livestock Manager Training – Springfield

In Illinois, livestock producers with more than 300 animal units must be trained and certified in manure handling procedures. University of Illinois Extension will offer training workshops including two in Springfield – one on Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. For a complete list of dates & locations or to … Read More

Ag After Hours: The Future of Meat

Join us Feb. 6 at the McLean County Farm Bureau building in Bloomington from  for an Ag After Hours. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Justin Rickard, Illinois State University and Dr. Bryon Wiegand, University of Missouri for a look at the future of meat including plant-based and cell-based alternatives. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. … Read More

IL Swine Day 2019 – African Swine Fever

What happens if African Swine Fever spreads to the U.S.? Illinois? Your farm? Prepare for the worst case scenario at Illinois Swine Day December 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield. Topics includes: What is ASF and why are we worried about it? What is really happening … Read More

Certified Livestock Manager Training – Springfield

In Illinois, livestock producers with more than 300 animal units must be trained and certified in manure handling procedures. University of Illinois Extension will offer training workshops including two in Springfield – one on Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. For a complete list of dates & locations or to … Read More