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27 April 2017
View news from United States White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents....
View news from United States Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
US - NouriTech and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials yesterday to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. ...
View news from United States New Study Deems Dairy 'Excellent' Source of Protein for Children
US - Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in...
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial FI Cattle Slaughter 98.4%
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), produces a volume of data which livestock markets depend on. Key reports include monthly "Cattle on Feed", "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Cattle Inventory." NASS also...
26 April 2017
View news from United States Cattlemen Praise Confirmation of Perdue for USDA Secretary
US - Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, praised the Senate confirmation of former Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the US Department of Agriculture....
25 April 2017
View news from United States CME: Feedlots Unlikely to Maintain Current Placement Rate in H2/2017
US - The latest USDA cattle on feed numbers came in above the average of analyst estimates, which would normally call for a somewhat bearish reaction from futures when they open, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States APHIS Posts New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System on 3 February 2017, while the Agency conducts...
View news from United States Land O’Lakes Makes First Public Sustainability Commitment to Walmart
US - During Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Land O’Lakes, Inc. joined the retailer and other organizations in announcing its commitment to sustainability and participation in a new platform, Project Gigaton. ...
21 April 2017
View news from United States CME: Placements Expected to be Up as Much as 9.5%
US - USDA will release on Friday the results of its monthly “Cattle on Feed” inventory survey, which provides an indication of the flow of cattle outside of feedlots for the month of March (marketings) as well as the inflow of cattle during the...
View news from United States DFA Joins Project Initiative to reduce GHG Emissions
US - During Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) joined the retailer and other organizations in announcing its participation in a new platform, Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations...
View news from United States Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
20 April 2017
View news from United States Study: Which Production Attributes are Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
View news from United States US President to Help Farmers in Dairy Fight with Canada
US - US President Donald Trump dove straight into a trade fight with Canada, promising US dairy farmers his administration would intervene to restore exports of American milk....
18 April 2017
View news from United States On-the-range Detection Technology Could Corral Bovine TB
US - A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected...
View news from United States Dietary Supplement May Enhance Dairy Cattle Health, Reproductive Capacity
US - Animal scientist Phil Cardoso knew that milk protein increases when dairy cows are fed the amino acid methionine, but he suspected that the supplement might have additional health benefits....
17 April 2017
View news from United States DFA, Vanguard Renewables Announce Strategic Alliance
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across...
13 April 2017
View news from United States Lower Food Prices for Easter Causes Egg-Citement
US - Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey....
07 April 2017
View news from United States Cattlemen Applaud USDA Decision to Allow Emergency Grazing
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Programme (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which...
31 March 2017
View news from United States Secretary Zinke Headlines Public Lands Council Legislative Fly-in
US - US Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the livestock grazing industry today during the annual Public Lands Council’s legislative fly-in, in Washington DC. ...
30 March 2017
View news from United States Steering Towards Grazing Fields
US - It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soils -- if they're grazed responsibly....
28 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Marketed up 3.6% During February
US - Last week cattle futures prices were pulled much higher week-over-week, the driver was two consecutive weeks of strong cash markets, report Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
22 March 2017
View news from United States Merck Animal Health Aids Communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado Impacted by Wildfires
US - In the wake of the devastation recently caused by the wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Merck Animal Health has announced it will donate $20,000 to help support communities impacted by the fires....
21 March 2017
View news from United States Positive Drug Residues in Milk Tankers Down to 350 Loads in 2016
US - Just 350 tankers out of more 3.5 million loads of milk tested positive for drug residues in fiscal year 2016, ending 30 September, according to the National Milk Drug Residue Database. That’s a violation rate of 0.011 per cent, the lowest level...
20 March 2017
View news from United States Iowa Capital Witnesses Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 March 2017
View news from United States Farmers, Ranchers Ask Congress to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
16 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Canadian Cattle Inventory as of 1 January 0.2% Larger Than a Year Ago
US - Last week Statistics Canada issued the results of its semi-annual survey of cattle operations and an estimate of the inventory of cattle at various stages of production, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 March 2017
View news from United States Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia
US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)....
 
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