About 18 percent of U.S. milk comes from California. California also represents about 12 percent of dairy consumers, including many who buy organic milk. Organic milk production and marketing in California exemplifies the complexity of the outlook for this segment of the dairy industry nationally.
PRRS is still one of the most important diseases affecting the swine industry and the country. In the absence of a regulatory framework, coordinated efforts among producers is the most effective strategy to mitigate its impact.
Sanitary management has become a major determinant of profitability and sustainability of big animal industries in the world, such as the Chilean salmon industry. The use of veterinary epidemiology and economics as integrated fields that provide tools to establish health-productive strategies is essential