Animals & Livestock
Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert says.
Beef cattle seeking shelter from harsh winter weather could be at an increased risk of disease in overcrowded barns, Purdue University experts say. Extreme cold or rapidly changing weather can lower animals' immune response, leaving them more susceptible to disease, said W. Mark Hilton, clinical professor of beef production medicine.
Purdue Extension and Indiana Dairy Producers are hosting a series of regional meetings for dairy producers and industry professionals throughout the state.
Pork producers will get the latest information on animal health, nutrition and other vital topics at the Southern Indiana Pork Conference. The conference, sponsored by Purdue Extension and Indiana Pork, will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, 393 Third Avenue, Jasper.
Indiana beef producers and veterinarians are invited to attend a beef cattle handling seminar sponsored by Purdue University's Integrated Resource Management program. The seminar will be held 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Marriott Indianapolis East as part of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association's annual meeting.
Indian Creek
Since 2010, farmers in the Indian Creek watershed in Illinois have been working together to implement conservation practices and nutrient management strategies to reduce nutrient loading in Indian Creek. Postdoctoral Research Associate Sarah Church explores the key reasons for the project's success in this new publication and accompanying videos.
picture of a small farm in winter
Registration is now open for Purdue Extension's 2016 Indiana Small Farm Conference, March 4-5 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds. The conference is designed for anyone interested in or currently operating a small or medium-sized farm.

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