Cows Will Grow Human Antibodies on New ‘Farm’
There’s a new kind of farm going up in southeastern South Dakota. Its barns will house cattle, but they won’t be raised for meat or milk. SAB Biotherapeutics uses cloned cattle with certain human DNA. The cows are injected with a vaccine and produce antibodies to fight disease. By taking the plasma from their blood and sterilizing it in a lab, the antibodies could be used in humans to battle diseases such as Ebola and Zika. The company’s latest focus is treating the type of flu that puts people in the hospital. The first biosecure barn, measuring 360'x50', will hold up to 80 cows. At full capacity, the 80-acre site could handle 400 head of cows and 40 employees.
What A Day: Too Close for Comfort
Pushing brush alongside the ditch didn’t turn out so well. The driver rolled down with the tractor, but thankfully escaped with minor injuries.
A look at ag commodities on the move in 2015, the most recent year such data is available.
metric tons of agricultural goods were exported from U.S. ports
metric tons of agricultural exports were shipped out of the New Orleans port region
metric tons of agricultural imports were brought in through multiple U.S. ports
metric tons of agricultural imports were brought in through New York/New Jersey ports
of total export cargo from the Port of South Louisiana, the most active in North America by tonnage, was grain
bushels of grain are shipped yearly from Mississippi Gulf ports to the world