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06 October 2017
View news from United States AABP Foundation, Zoetis Award $60,000 in Veterinary Student Scholarships
US - Twelve fourth-year veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships on Friday, 15 September during the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Omaha, Nebraska. ...
View news from United States Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
View news from United States Faster Salmonella Test Boosts Food Safety for Humans, Animals
US - A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, a bacteria that is one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world....
View news from United States NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to Bruce Cochrane....
05 October 2017
04 October 2017
View news from United States Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
View news from United States Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
View news from United States Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been awarded to veterinary students who are participating...
View news from United States Zoetis Introduces New Pricing for Most Powerful Red Angus i50K Genomic Test
US - Zoetis announced a new price for the most accurate genomic test available to Red Angus breeders. Beginning 1 October, the HD50K/i50K genomic test for Red Angus cattle will be available at a price of $39 per head. The announcement was made at the...
02 October 2017
View news from United States Using Antibiotics Responsibly, Part 2: Relationship Between Treatment Success and Responsible Use
For the health and well-being of cattle and the associated high costs of treatment and additional labor, we can all agree: If we need to use an antibiotic to help treat disease, we want it to work and work as quickly and as efficaciously as possible....
27 September 2017
View news from United States Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
26 September 2017
View news from United States Cargill Completes Transaction for Animal Feed Business Acquisition
US - Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. The deal was announced in early August and closed on 22 September. ...
View news from United States Research Aims to Improve Gut Health of Livestock Animals
US - Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking into what causes that gut feeling in livestock animals such as cows and chickens....
View news from United States CME: Cash Live Slaughter Steer Prices Post Uptick on W38
US - Cash live slaughter steer prices posted an uptick last week, feeder cattle at Oklahoma City were about unchanged, and slaughter hogs continued to drop week-over-week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Average On-feed Estimate 2.7% Above a Year Ago
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States CDC, Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk
US - People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health...
20 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Estimated Cattle Feeding Profitability Highest Ever During First Seven Months
US - In the first seven months of 2017 (January through July), on a cash basis (without hedging), estimated cattle feeding profitability per steer was the highest ever, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Dairy Processors Stretched by Milk Production Gains
US - Every year, US dairy farmers produce 3 billion more pounds of milk than the year before. ...
19 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Increase in Pace of Cow/Bull Slaughter
US - While hog producers have shown few signs of liquidation, the pace of cow/bull slaughter has increased significantly in the last three months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States USDA Announces TRQ Reallocations for US Dairy Importers
US - The US Department of Agriculture published last week a list of licenses that were unused by US dairy importers under the 2017 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system. ...
15 September 2017
View news from United States Zoetis Quck Tips: The Upside of Preconditioning Programs
Progressive cow/calf producers think about calf health even before the calves are born. Raising healthy, heavy calves is the goal and preconditioning is a critical management step....
14 September 2017
View news from United States DFA, Third Sun Solar Unveil New Partnership
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Third Sun Solar, an Ohio-based full-service clean energy company serving homeowners, businesses, institutions and government entities across the Midwest, have teamed up...
13 September 2017
View news from United States Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
08 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Slight Improvement in US Range, Pasture Conditions in Early-September
US - Nationally, as of early September, US range and pasture conditions improved slightly compared to early August's, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattlemen Launch Monthlong Media Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association this week kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers....
06 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Not All Live Cattle Contracts Lower Last Week
US - In the livestock futures markets last week, using an average of the daily closing prices, the nearby (October 2017) Live Cattle (fed animal) contract averaged $106.23 per cwt., slipping $0.46 week-over-week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
31 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Texas Storm Impact on Livestock, Meat Sectors
US - These are difficult days for many people in Houston and surrounding areas and we send them our prayers and best wishes for a quick recovery, writes Steiner Consulting Group, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
28 August 2017
View news from United States Farming, Cheese, Chewing Changed Human Skull Shape
US - The advent of farming, especially dairy products, had a small but significant effect on the shape of human skulls, according to a recently published study from anthropologists at UC Davis....
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