WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become.

April 13: Livestock forage, pasture workshop

EVERETT, Wash. – Top quality forage is essential for livestock to receive adequate nutrition. A workshop on Forage Testing and Pasture Management will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

April 15-16: Beef producers offered help in wake of wildfires

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences KENNEWICK, Wash. – Science-based strategies to help Washington’s $5 billion beef industry in the aftermath of the 2015 wildfires will be presented at a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp April 15-16 at Kennewick’s Benton County Fairgrounds.

Jan. 27: Livestock growers networking; register by Jan. 25

MONROE, Wash. – An informal discussion, Q&A and networking event about livestock production in western Washington will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Longhouse at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, in Monroe. It is the first in a series of quarterly events called the Livestock Round Pen.

Oct. 22, 23: Workshops on livestock impacts on water quality

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Washington State University will host two workshops for landowners, cattlemen, natural resource professionals and others interested in how cattle grazing may affect water quality.

Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic […]