livestock

Understand life cycles before you jump in

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I have so much to say about this but will keep it short as I can!

The society today does not understand the life cycle of the world/animals. They all want to be do gooders and they are NOT. They want everything to be warm hugs and puppies – THAT IS NOT LIFE!! They want to bash people that make their livings caring for livestock, etc without knowing the facts. All they are doing is HARMING them – they are not helping. Not all/most animals are meant to be OUTSIDE, IN THE ELEMENTS, ON THE GROUND, AND THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO COMPLETE A LIFE CYCLE!!
So before you decide to become a do gooder and cause grief for not only the caretakers but the animals -then you need to spend time in the environment that the animal is BROUGHT into this world for. You need to research how that animal has been cared for in the centuries before you decide that you had a BRIGHT IDEA to put clothes on them, bring them into a house, babied like a human being.
Example —-
Sheep are meant to be sheared!! If not then they can have major issues – it doesn’t hurt them. They are also a source of food.
Cows are meant to be milked ! It doesn’t hurt them and dairies don’t milk them ALL day nor do they RIP the young off of them NOR do they kill their young. Cows are also meant to be used for food.
Bison aka Buffalo are meant to be WILD!! These animals and all the above were equipped by the good LORD above to survive all kinds of elements.

STAY AWAY FROM WHAT YOU HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE CYCLES OF LIFE!!!!

Testing Poultry in Arkansas

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npipI have been receiving a lot of questions about private testers and NPIP, so I decided to do a quick rundown on the difference. ( I am a licensed tester for Arkansas).

Private Tester …..The NPIP Division licenses individuals to blood test birds for Salmonella pullorum, which also allows them to fill out 90 Day certificates for tested birds. Two schools are held per year for private individuals wanting to do this testing for county fairs, shows, flea markets, sales, etc. The schools are held in Fayetteville and in Little Rock. This licensing enables persons to blood test their own birds, as well as other individuals’ birds.

Flock Certification Program: NPIP

Flock Certification is available for waterfowl, exhibition poultry, and game bird flocks. This involves an annual inspection by a Livestock & Poultry official and farm testing of eligible poultry. If the farm is approved by NPIP, a certification is granted. The Flock Certificate is valid for one year and enables free movement regarding Salmonella pullorum requirements within the United States, as well as other countries.

For more information http://alpc.arkansas.gov/programs/Pages/NPIP.aspx or just ask me.