Reputable Educational Resources

Helping our clients access reliable, evidence-based, and up-to-date information about best practices in breeding, raising, and producing livestock

  • Avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, is a contagious viral disease that primarily affects birds, including domestic poultry and wild birds, and has the potential to cause severe outbreaks with significant economic and public health implications.

  • APHIS supports cattle and bison health and the associated industries through domestic and global programs and partnerships that address a range of priority disease issues.

  • See how dairy research and promotion programs work together to provide information and resources on all things dairy, from farm to table.

  • Learn more about breed organizations, dairy organizations, general dairy information, genetics and reproduction, nutrition, and general agriculture information.

  • The USDA provides a number of programs and resources that can help producers with access to capital, land management, risk management, and marketing.

  • Interstate Animal Movement Requirements aim to prevent the spread of diseases, protect animal health, and maintain biosecurity standards.

  • Marek's disease is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects chickens and is characterized by tumors, paralysis, and immunosuppression, posing significant challenges to the poultry industry worldwide.

  • NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry.

  • The National Scrapie Eradication Program was formed to eradicate scrapie by identifying and cleaning up the remaining scrapie-infected and source flocks in the United States.

  • The club boasts over 200 Member Farms, totaling almost 500 individual members who members understand the importance and value of sheep and goats to the economic health of our communities and agricultural diversity of our communities

  • The National Scrapie Eradication Program is providing up to 100 plastic flock ID tags at no cost to eligible participants.

  • Producers must remain vigilant against various small ruminant diseases. Failure to do so can result in substantial economic losses due to decreased production efficiency as well as direct losses from death or culling due to illness.

  • The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control was formed in 2003 in response to the critical state of the small ruminant industry associated with the emergence of anthelmintic resistant worms.

  • The Southern Virginia Small Ruminant Association (SVSRA) was established to improve the economic viability of the meat goat industry in Southside Virginia through the development of cooperative marketing strategies, consumer and producer education and overall herd improvement.

  • The two most common swine diseases in the United States are Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVAD).

  • The National Poultry Improvement Plan provides a cooperative industry, state, and federal program through which new diagnostic technology can be effectively applied to the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country.

  • The USDA-VS works to prevent, control, and eliminate animal diseases; monitor animal health; promote animal productivity; and improve the marketability of animal products.

  • The Defend the Flock program, implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a proactive initiative aimed at safeguarding the health and well-being of the nation's poultry flocks.

  • The USDA Flock Certification Program is a voluntary initiative that focuses on promoting and ensuring the health and disease-free status of sheep and goat flocks in the United States.

  • Beef Quality Assurance guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry.

  • Learn more about small ruminant body condition scoring, internal parasites, hoof care, vaccinations, and videos related to these topics.

  • Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is dedicated to boosting Virginia’s agricultural economy while safeguarding consumers’ rights.

  • The Virginia Pork Council seeks to improve the quality of pork products and to develop a higher degree of efficiency in the production of pork and porcine animals within Virginia.

  • Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects various species of birds, causing severe respiratory distress, neurological symptoms, and high mortality rates, posing a significant threat to poultry industries worldwide.