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Prevent grass tetany on lush spring pastures

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Grass tetany is a common problem in livestock usually prevalent in the early spring grazing season, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Sheep and cattle are more susceptible than goats.…

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Animal identification requirements took effect March 11

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences PINE BLUFF, Ark. – A new animal identification numbering system took effect March 11, 2015, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The National Animal Disease Traceability Program went into effect March 2013, but many…

Dr. Carole R. Engle receives national award for promoting growth of aquaculture

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. Carole R. Engle, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), recently received the Joseph P. McCraren Award for distinguished lifetime contributions to the aquaculture industry at the 2015 Aquaculture America convention in New…