Fountain Report Excerpts Jul 10, 2024

Fountain Report Excerpts
  1. When completed, the largest cattle feedyard north of the Rio Grande will implement the beef-on-dairy (BxD) production model, which links semen provider to dairy to feedyard in what is being called a closed-loop system. Blackshirt Feeders near Haigler, Nebraska, will have a capacity of 150,000 head and accompanying biodigester.
  1. The opening of Utah State University’s veterinary school in Logan, Utah, is on hold, and school officials anticipate accepting applications no earlier than spring 2025. The compressed schedule is driven by the school’s wait for a “letter of reasonable assurance” from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The accreditor has scheduled a site visit in October.

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