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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt (and sons) making hay while the sun shines

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt has been understandably busy of late:

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt (middle) takes a break from haying with his two grown sons.

Hay is an important part of the diet of dairy cows on the Schmidt farm. It’s what they mainly eat during the winter. So hay making is really important. I’m sure that’s abundantly obvious to many of our readers. But hey, it’s a slow news day!

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Canadian biotech company debuts new vaccine for cattle which aims to prevent E. coli O157 transmission to humans

From News4u.net:

E-coli 0157 H7 -- picture from Marler blog.

BELLEVILLE, ON, Feb. 15 /CNW/ – Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX & ASX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, gave a presentation about its E. coli O157 cattle vaccine at the First International One Health Congress in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Bioniche presentation – by Rick Culbert, President of Bioniche Food Safety – was focused on the challenge of implementing cattle vaccination against E. coli O157 to reduce the risk of human infection. Continue reading

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