Lallemand Animal Nutrition and the Progressive Agriculture Foundation are teaming up to offer silage safety education for up to 100,000 children and adult volunteers through Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® ─ held in rural communities across North America in 2018.
“Safety Days are a great opportunity for kids to receive age-appropriate, hands-on safety education while having a lot of fun. We are happy to contribute our expertise in silage safety to the program,” says Bob Charley, Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America. “There is nothing more important than protecting our children. Learning the basics of on-farm safety today will undoubtedly benefit future generations of farmers and ranchers.”
With Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s support, a silage safety lesson is now available for use at all Progressive Agriculture Safety Days. The lesson helps participants learn about:
The dangers of silo gases.
Safety precautions to practice around silage.
How quickly a silage avalanche can occur.
The difference between safe and unsafe practices around silage.
Silage safety is just one of the 30 Safety Day lessons available, which are designed for children from 8 to 13 years old. At a Safety Day, participants are divided into small groups that rotate between lessons on everything from first aid to fire safety. To facilitate learning and reinforce key objectives, hands-on activities and demonstrations are part of each lesson.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition will also provide silage safety resources to assist in demonstrations.
Livestock producers of any age can request a free copy of the Silage Safety Handbook at http://qualitysilage.com/register or watch the Basics of Silage Safety Video The handbook and video are available in English and Spanish and include practical tips for safely building, managing and feeding out silage. This edition is updated to include the latest industry information and is authored by leading silage safety experts.
“We are happy to partner with Lallemand Animal Nutrition to provide this important lesson for Safety Days participants,” says Brian Kuhl, interim chief executive officer of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. “It’s an unfortunate reality that every three days a child dies in an agricultural-related incident and every day 33 children are injured due to agricultural-related incidents. Most farms are safe places, but these incidents can happen anywhere. A child’s curiosity mixed with access to large equipment, animals and chemicals can open the door to potential hazards. With Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s support, we are able to broaden our range of education to include silage structures.”
Additional safety information, as well as details about hosting, donating to, volunteering at and attending a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day are available at progressiveag.org.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Using sound science, proven results and knowledge, Lallemand Animal Nutrition develops, produces and markets high value yeast and bacteria products ─ including probiotics, silage inoculants and yeast derivatives. Lallemand offers a higher level of expertise, leadership and industry commitment with long-term and profitable solutions to move our partners Forward. Lallemand Animal Nutrition is Specific for your success. For more information, please visit www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America, is a program of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF), a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. In 2008, PAF was awarded the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal, demonstrating its commitment to accountability and ethical practices. PAF has a 3-star rating with Charity Navigator and a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Safety Day applications are due each July 15 for Safety Days that will be conducted the following calendar year. For more information about the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, please visit progressiveag.org.
Protecting and improving the health of nearly 10 billion food animals and companion animals in the United States, and many more around the world, supports over 1 million jobs and generates billions in
Lallemand Animal Nutrition and the Progressive Agriculture Foundation are teaming up to offer silage safety education for up to 100,000 children and adult volunteers through Progressive Agriculture Sa
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) continues its genetics webinar series with a session on crossbreeding programs, scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. Central.Structured c
William F. “Bill” Brown, a researcher and administrator at the University of Tennessee, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR) at Texas Tec
A national coalition convened by the Noble Research Institute recently announced its intent to create a new voluntary environmental services market that benefits agricultural producers and improves th
In January of this year, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) - Animal Health Division contacted GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to inform the company that because of the migration of the GVL certificat
By Elaine Lidholm, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesIt was typical day at the Lynchburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of cattle implants with the introduction of REVALOR®-XH (trenbolon
The takeaway from the upcoming 2018 NIAA Annual Conference is that stakeholders across the animal agriculture and food industry understand the benefits of Livestock Traceability, and "see the need for
By Blair Fannin, Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and pro
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House this week a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and eff
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, this week introduced Banamine® Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) – the first and only U.S. Food &
JBS USA plans to sell Five Rivers Cattle Feeding to Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P., for approximately $200 million. Pinnacle Asset, an investment firm specializing in commodities and natural resourc
As the organization enters its 97th year of serving livestock producers, the National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their cap
Huvepharma this week announced its acquisition of AgriLabs in a move that will expand the U.S. presence of the global animal health and nutrition company and speed commercialization of their biologic
We’ve made progress in our ability to trace U.S. livestock for disease-control purposes, but the system needs to continue improving to become fully effective. That message resonated during the "Stra
Coyotes lead the pack among predators implicated in cattle death loss, but overall predation remains a small percentage of total death loss. A new report from the USDA’s National Animal Health Monit
The new rules would phase out use of metal ID tags and require official RFID tags for some cattle.The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) filed a notice of intent this week to update rul
When U.S. Navy Seals entered the hiding place for Osama Bin Laden they found a list of 16 deadly agricultural pathogens that Al Qaeda intended to use as bioweapons, said former Sen. Joe Lieberman duri
For decades scientists have sought to measure animal methane emissions to determine the impact food animals have on our environment. Such studies often provided unfavorable results for animal agricult