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.
It’s Time to Prepare for New Antibiotic Regulations
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations will affect all U.S. poultry, livestock and pig producers and exhibitors. The new antibiotic regulations take effect on January 1, 2017.
“If they haven’t already done so, pork producers and youth exhibitors should sit down with their veterinarians and determine what they need to do to comply with the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) and prescription requirement for water-based medications,” says Jennifer Koeman, DVM, Pork Checkoff’s director of producer and public health.
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. It offers six key steps for producers and exhibitors to take to prepare for the regulatory changes. 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 Stewadship Program – Work Group meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, 6 pm in the Commissioners’ office. More info>>
Above: 2016 Range Tour