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28 June 2017
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...
21 June 2017
View news from United States Court Grants Request to Halt Ads from Arla in US
US - On 15 June, a US District Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth hormone rBST....
View news from United States Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock....
20 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Sharp Drop in Cash Fed Cattle Prices During W24
US - Cash fed cattle prices declined sharply last week, daily data reported by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News Division showed prices declined by $6.00 to $8.00 per cwt. between sales that occurred on Tuesday and trade on Thursday,...
19 June 2017
View news from United States Select Sires Inc, Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces
US - The board of directors for Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics have reached a unanimous decision to unify the two cooperatives....
View news from United States American Farm Bureau President Cautions on Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
16 June 2017
View news from United States Optimising Feeding Necessary to Maintain Milk Production in Organic Herds
US - Consumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing to rise. ...
View news from United States Surging Demand for Organic Produce Widens US Supply Gap
US - Produce processors and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient supplies of organic produce, as domestic demand continues to rise at a pace that exceeds production, according to a new report from CoBank....
View news from United States ADM enters speciality feed ingredient collaboration with Anco
Archer Daniels Midlands Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Austria-based Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH to provide Anco’s line of specialty feed ingredients to ADM Animal Nutrition customers....
15 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Placements of Cattle on Feed During Jan-March in Q1 Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Placements of cattle on feed during three of the first four months of this this year have been above the same months in 2016, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 June 2017
View news from United States Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental...
13 June 2017
View news from United States Quick Tip: Reproductive Vaccinations Act as Insurance Against Disease
Auburn University study offers cattle producers effective options in protecting the unborn calf...
View news from United States MSD Animal Health Encourages Farmers to Learn More About Benefits of Vaccinating Herds
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) today announced the European launch of Time to Vaccinate, a new program designed to help farmers better appreciate the benefits of vaccinating their cattle....
09 June 2017
View news from United States Lactobacillus from Yogurt Inhibits Multidrug-resistant Bacterial Pathogens
US - A Lactobacillus isolate from commercial yogurt, identified as Lactobacillus parafarraginis, inhibited the growth of several multidrug-resistant/extended spectrum β-lactamase bacteria from patients at a hospital in Washington, D.C. The research was...
View news from United States Nutriad applying weather forecasts to predict mycotoxin challenge
Using a compilation of data from past weather patterns, combined with regional mycotoxin levels of past six years, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has created a model to generating predictive information on future mycotoxin challenges, that...
07 June 2017
View news from United States Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria in Ready-to-eat Foods
US - Research presented at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting by Bryan Sanchez of California State University-Northridge in Northridge, California, show that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are present in many ready-to-eat foods such as fresh produce and dairy...
View news from United States Using Antibiotics Responsibly, Part 1: The Veterinarian’s Valuable Role
For beef producers, the veterinarian plays a central role. When we do need to use antibiotics, we know that we need to use them responsibly (in both animals and people) to help keep them effective and available for decades to come....
05 June 2017
View news from United States Dairy Products Good Dietary Source of Types of Vitamin K
US - Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Now, new research from scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University sheds new light on the vitamin and its significant...
View news from United States Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their communities through the World Rabies Day Awards....
02 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Rise in US Steer, Heifer Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
US - Steer and heifer slaughter in the US under Federal Inspection (FI) last year totaled 24.2 million head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Report: Federal, State Collaboration Urged to Address Brucellosis Transmission
US - Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says...
01 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Daily Average Cattle Marketings Above 5-Year Average
US - We said that there would be more discussion of the latest "Cattle on Feed" report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Compared to most 1 May "Cattle on Feed", reports this one warrants additional attention, writes Steiner...
30 May 2017
View news from United States CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices in W21 Lower but Above Year Ago
US - Cash fed cattle prices last week were lower but remained above a year ago, as reported by USDA-AMS Market News Division, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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