Range Areas ~ Cattle, Horses, Mules & Donkeys
Responsibilities of Residents Regarding the Range Area Laws in Ferry County. See the brochure: Range Area Education
Feeding Livestock During and After a Disaster
A WSU Extension publication addressing the challenges of keeping animals healthy during times of stress. Read the publication here.
New Antibiotic Regulations
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations affect all U.S. poultry, livestock and pig producers and exhibitors. The new antibiotic regulations took effect on January 1, 2017.
Although certification in the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus or Youth Pork Quality Assurance® Plus program should provide a good foundation, Koeman says some new requirements, such as keeping original copies of VFDs for two years (producer, veterinarian and feed mill) will be adjustments.
To help keep things simple, the National Pork Board has introduced the USCARE checklist. For additional information about the antibiotic changes, click here.
Grasshopper Biology and Management
WSU Ferry County Extension, in collaboration with USDA and APHIS (Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service), has produced the video “Grasshopper Life Cycle and Biology.” View it here: http://ow.ly/RrVQ300l1HY.
WSU Ferry County Extension offers assistance and/or researched based information in the following agricultural areas:
- Education and Recommendations
- Soil Testing & Fertilizer Recommendations
- Noxious Weed Control
- Pesticide Licensing & Credits
- Pest and Plant Diseases
- WSU Animal Agriculture Team
- WSU Agricultural Research Center
- Northwest Ag Information Network
Ferry County’s Voluntary Stewardship Program – Work Group meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, 6 pm in the Commissioners’ office. More info>>
Above: 2016 Range Tour