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27 July 2017
View news from United States Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
View news from United States CME: Onslaught of Cattle Moving into Feedlots During H1 Continued in June
US - The onslaught of cattle moving into feedlots during the first half of 2017 continued in June, with placements up 16 per cent from the prior June, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cooler Cows Have Healthier Calves
US - Environmental influences affecting cows during pregnancy have been shown to induce life-long physical and metabolic changes in the offspring....
26 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report Reveals More Heifers Placed into Feedlots
US - Profitability has allowed cattle feeders to aggressively buy animals (feeder cattle). The result has been more steers and heifers placed on-feed than a year ago and higher feeder cattle prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc...
25 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Fed, Feeder Cattle Futures Down Sharply Due to Bearish Implications
US - There were two key reports released on Friday that directly impact the cattle market and, as of this writing, both fed and feeder cattle futures are down sharply due to the bearish implications of those reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group,...
21 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with...
View news from United States Taste, Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk, Nondairy Beverages
US - In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8 per cent but the amount...
20 July 2017
View news from United States CME: July COF Numbers Expected to be Up 2.8%
US - Before we go over the estimates of the cattle on feed inventory, just a very brief update on the case of atypical BSE that USDA announced. You can read all the details from the link below but our opinion is that this should have very little material...
View news from United States AFBF Says Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
View news from United States Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
View news from United States China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
18 July 2017
View news from United States US: Trade Deficits Key to Renegotiating NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
17 July 2017
View news from United States Zoetis Announces NCBA Trade Show Sweepstakes Winner
Tennessee cattleman, ag educator wins $5,000 toward WW Livestock Equipment....
13 July 2017
View news from United States Ag Groups Worried About Import Restrictions
US - The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organisations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration this week, urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on...
12 July 2017
View news from United States DFA Celebrates World Milk Day and June Dairy Month
US - In honor of June Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and employees celebrated the company’s core value of community by donating more than $24,000 to the Great American Milk Drive, which provides milk to local Feeding America food...
05 July 2017
View news from United States FMD Vaccine Bank Receives Broad Support, Says NPPC
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
04 July 2017
View news from United States Danone Announces Sale of Stonyfield to Lactalis
US - Danone has entered into a binding agreement with Lactalis to sell Stonyfield, one of its US dairy subsidiaries, for a purchase price of $875 million, representing 20 times its EBITDA in 2016. ...
03 July 2017
View news from United States Swisslane Farms Receives 2017 US Dairy Sustainable Award
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, is proud to recognize one of its member farm families, the Oesch family, owners of Swisslane Farms in Alto, Michigan, for receiving a US Dairy Sustainability Award from the...
30 June 2017
View news from United States Livestock Industry Supports WGA
US - The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to create a mechanism for states and stakeholders to share best practices in species management, to promote...
29 June 2017
View news from United States Controlling Anaplasmosis with medicated mineral supplementation
By Daniel Scruggs, managing veterinarian, Zoetis Beef Technical Services ...
28 June 2017
View news from United States CME: August Cattle on Feed Inventory Expected to Rise; Decline in Spring Pasture, Range Conditions
US - As of 1 June, the total inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity was estimated at 11.096 million head, almost 300,000 head (+2.7 per cent) larger than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Farmers, Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday made an announcement that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
View news from United States NAFTA Renegotiations Must Prioritise Ag, Says Farm Bureau
US - A modernised North American Free Trade Agreement must build upon market gains for US agriculture and settle remaining challenges for US farmers and ranchers in neighboring markets, Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, stated in a hearing...
View news from United States DFA Commits to Sponsorship for 2018 Accelerator Programme
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has announced plans to continue partnering with the Sprint Accelerator through 2018. The Accelerator, located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, is an innovative,...
23 June 2017
View news from United States Steps to Help You Make the Most from an Implant Programme
While it’s a challenging time in the cattle industry, as a progressive cattle producer you still have opportunities to add value to your final product. Using growth implants is one of the most profitable tools available to help you achieve this goal...
22 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Number of Cattle Marketed Outpaced by Cattle Placed on Feed
US - There is broad expectation that cattle inventory numbers continued to increase in May as the rate of the number placed on feed outpaced the number of animals marketed, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
View news from United States Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
 
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