Weekly eNewsletter | February 8, 2021 | Volume 149
Vilsack Weighs In On Parallel Between COVID-19 and Animal Disease Outbreaks
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the country anything, USDA Secretary of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack said it’s that there is a tremendous amount of synergy between the circumstances of a pandemic involving humans and those involving animals. 

During the Coalition for Epi Response, Engagement and Science (CERES) Biosecurity Infectious Disease Symposium at Colorado State University (CSU) on Jan. 28, Vilsack explored the parallels between the animal and human infectious disease pandemics with CSU Vice President for Research Alan Rudolph.
March 16 - Cornerstone Dairy Academy

March 16-17 - 2021 PDPW Business Conference
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Plan Ahead! Expect Shipping Delays!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions affecting the production of tags, as well as slower shipping times with all carriers, there may be a delay in fulfilling and shipping your tag order. Please plan to add an additional 10 to 15 days to produce and ship your order – which means orders could take up to 25 days from the date ordered for delivery with standard shipping. (Under normal circumstances, it takes about 10 to 15 days to receive your order.)

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow for the additional shipping times. Please reach out to the WLIC Team if you have any questions or concerns.
Next-generation Sequencing to be Used to Detect Bovine Diseases
Transboundary and emerging diseases are constant threats to the livestock industry. Even as biosafety measures have evolved, there is always the lingering threat of highly contagious or newly discovered diseases impacting animal health.
Curt Pate to Headline Stockmanship Clinic
This winter, GrassWorks Inc. is offering several Zoom Graze Sessions to provide educational opportunities in the place of their 2021 Annual Conference. One of these sessions will feature Curt Pate, a well-known stockmanship clinician. 
Nicaragua Counting on Bovine Traceability to Conquer US Market
At Maria Cristina Mena and Pedro Antonio Sevilla Molina’s San Antonio ranch located in the town of Morrito in Nicaragua’s Rio San Juan department, cattle roam fertile grasslands wearing numbered earrings, their ID.
All sheep and lambs inventory in Wisconsin as of January 1, 2021, totaled 86,000 head according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. 
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