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06 November 2019
US Cattleman Tells Senate: American Beef is Climate Change Solution
South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution."...
Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed
Effective immediately, Canadian meat export certificates to China will be resumed, according to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). ...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
Zoetis and Texas A&M University to Develop Vaccines for Transboundary and Emerging Animal Diseases
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility to accelerate the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines --...
RMAC Says Trade Agreements Critical to Australia and Red Meat Jobs
The Australian red meat industry has urged both sides of Parliament to proceed with ratification of two critical free trade agreements without delay, following the release of a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report....
22 October 2019
Best by, sell by and use by — what do they mean?
Spoiled milk? Your nose knows better than your eyes....
Research: Insight into Infections Found in the Noses of Healthy Cattle
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. ...
Australia's State of the Industry Red Meat Report 2019 Released
As the world’s largest sheepmeat and goatmeat exporter, and third largest beef exporter behind Brazil and India, Australia consistently exports more than 65% of its red meat production to overseas markets. That’s according to the Australian red meat...
21 October 2019
New online tool to manage biosecurity risks for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers now have access to a new online tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks....
The 4 Biggest Benefits of 100% Australian Beef
Customers in Australia and all over the world love buying Australian-made and sourced produce. But when it comes to beef, what are the real benefits of buying 100% Australian? ...
Researchers Studying Precision Ranching in US Southwest
Precision ranching is a focus of a new coordinated agricultural project led by New Mexico State University, NMSU, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo....
17 October 2019
What Really Makes Mastitis Types Different?
Gram positive, Gram negative, mycoplasma – you’ve heard the different categories of mastitis many times, but what really makes them different? The basic difference is their cell structure....
Brazilian Study Identifies Genes Potentially Associated with Heat- and Drought-resistant Cattle
Cattle productivity in Brazil is significantly affected by the decline in pasture quality during the dry period of the year, writes André Julião with Agência FAPES (FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO). ...
UK Beef and Dairy Agri-market Outlook
This outlook comes after Britain’s departure from the EU has been delayed. This might mean one of two things: either the clock has been extended, the threat has gone away and normal life continues for now, or the only certainty is more uncertainty....
16 October 2019
A Look at Feeding Strategies During Challenging Times
Difficult economics in the dairy industry now and in recent years have herd owners and their advisors working to find opportunities to increase margins and/or cut costs, writes Tom Overton and Larry Chase, Department of Animal Science and PRO-DAIRY at...
US President Trump Addresses Farmers, Ranchers from Oval Office
US - Working with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), officials from the White House shared remarks from President Donald Trump to US farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural community amid the harvest season....
14 October 2019
Shine Fades on US-China Trade Agreement
The shine fades on US-China trade agreement as grain trading turns mixed, writes Jim Wyckoff, market analyst. ...
Scotland's Cattle Herd in Decline, Sheep Recovering in 2019
The number of cattle in Scotland has now hit a 60-year low, according to the June survey data released by the Scottish Government. ...
Vilsack: Long-range Optimism about US Exports
Despite a lingering trade war with China, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) President and CEO Tom Vilsack listed reasons today for dairy farmers to be optimistic about the long-term growth of U.S. dairy exports, especially in high-demand markets in the...
October's Global Dairy Production, Pricing Data Dashboard
Every month, the US Dairy Export Council aggregates domestic and global dairy data, writes Alan Levitt....
Improve Mineral Status in Beef Heifers Using Injectable Trace Minerals
It can be a struggle for beef cattle producers to maintain mineral status, especially for cattle on pasture, so many implement a trace mineral supplementation program. But research on newer trace mineral strategies, including injectables, has been inconsistent...
11 October 2019
Low Price Margin Herd Health Do’s and Don’ts
Each time the dairy industry experiences low milk prices, managers start looking for ways to save money, writes Robert Lynch, DVM and Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist with Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY Program. ...
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
10 October 2019
New Dairy Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection...
Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
Beef Peptides Block Bitter Tastes
From burgers to steaks, beef has a long history of being a delicious part of dinner. But what if that pleasant experience of eating beef could extend beyond the dinner plate? ...
European Commission: Milk Collection Up in 2019, Beef Production Down
EU - EU milk collection should slightly grow in 2019, while gross beef production is expected to decline, according to the the European Commission. ...
09 October 2019
EU Beef Exports Rising as Overall Production Declines
The EU beef industry has seen a slight reduction in total production during the first half of 2019. Slaughter numbers were down, but average carcase weights were higher. Despite the fall in production, exports rose, writes Charlie Reeve, analyst with...
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