Here’s your guide to surfing the limitless information you can find about livestock production in cyberspace.
Undoubtedly, the Internet has dramatically changed the way livestock producers, traders, researchers and even consumers speedily do their business. Gone are the days when swine or goat farmers will have to travel miles just to get the latest prices of pork or chevon in the market. Today, it only takes a click of the computer mouse and you can get limitless information on practically anything regarding livestock: how is the feeds industry behaving? What are the FMD-free countries? Is Europe still banning the importation of beef? Or what’s the latest technology on the artificial insemination of lambs? While these tons of information come in handily, the problem is, how do we filter this avalanche of information in order to suit our needs?
As someone who practically lives and breathes agricultural information for years, we still find ourselves in a quandary especially when we do our research work over the worldwide web. For example, try typing the words “livestock production” in Google and you will get 2,880,000 hits. Where do you go from there? Below are four tips and reminders on how you can surf and navigate in cyberspace and still get the livestock information you want.