Livestock News

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Many dairy producers would say if they didn’t love and live the business, they wouldn’t be in it. Wade Mathis, of Muhlenberg County, is one of those people. His family has run a Greenville-based dairy for 66 years and most recently brought the fourth generation onto the farm, when his son Will graduated high school.

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With at least 21 Kentuckians recently contracting salmonella, University of Kentucky poultry specialists are urging those with small flocks to be proactive about preventing the bacteria.

“The old quote ‘the best defense is a strong offense’ really holds true when keeping poultry,” said Jacqueline Jacob, UK poultry extension project manager for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “Many of the cases in the current outbreak are linked to backyard flocks, so we want to remind folks of simple things they can do to protect themselves.”

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