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03 March 2020
View news from United States Horizon Organic commits to becoming carbon positive across its full supply chain by 2025
Largest USDA certified organic dairy brand is taking unprecedented action to impact the planet....
View news from United States Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
View news from United States Cattle futures rise in recovery from contract lows
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Monday recovered from contract lows reached last week as concerns temporarily eased about the economic impact from the global coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United States Tyson Foods gets recognition for sustainability programmes
US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef recognises Tyson Foods for beef sustainability programmes. ...
02 March 2020
View news from United States NFU kicks off 118th Anniversary Convention
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 118th Anniversary Convention yesterday in Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate American farm families and to set the organisation’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year. More than 500...
26 February 2020
View news from United States Study associates dairy milk intake with greater risk of breast cancer
Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health....
View news from United States Cattle Markets Experience Losses Amid Coronavirus Fears
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell sharply for a second consecutive day as fears of a coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about slowing demand and stifled global economic growth. ...
24 February 2020
View news from United States NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
21 February 2020
View news from United States CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
View news from United States USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
View news from United States Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
View news from United States Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
19 February 2020
View news from United States NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
18 February 2020
View news from United States US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
17 February 2020
View news from United States Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
13 February 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures rise as part of broad commodity strength
US live cattle futures closed higher on 12 February after a four-moth low as fears over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak subside. ...
View news from United States Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
12 February 2020
View news from United States Second EVP opens enrolment for cow-calf practitioners
The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Programme (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management....
11 February 2020
View news from United States President’s Budget Shortchanges Farm Programmes for Fourth Year in a Row
US - President Donald Trump yesterday released his proposed spending for fiscal year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget would cut both mandatory and discretionary funding for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies while boosting...
View news from United States Cattle Producers Ready to Capitalise on Expanded Access in Asia
US - Expanded opportunities for US beef exports were top-of-mind for thousands of cattle producers and other beef industry leaders who gathered in San Antonio last week for the annual Cattle Industry Convention. ...
10 February 2020
View news from United States US Beef Export Value Again Tops $8 Billion
US - Exports of US beef were below the previous year’s record levels, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Merck Animal Health launches Nasalgen 3
Three-way vaccine offers longest duration of immunity against IBR...
07 February 2020
View news from United States Manure Innovation Challenge final pitches at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco
The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will host the final of the Manure Innovation Challenge, organised by The Yield Lab Institute for early-stage companies to advance innovative manure-management technologies....
06 February 2020
View news from United States Beef Quality Assurance Online Modules Updated to Boost Realism, Ease of Use
US - Building on its updated National Manual launched in Summer 2019, the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) programme has updated its online training modules to make them more realistic and useful....
View news from United States Tyson Reports Decreased Sales Volume Due to Reduced Live Cattle Harvest Capacity
US - Tyson Foods today reported that beef sales volume decreased due to a reduction in live cattle harvest capacity as a result of a fire that caused the temporary closure of a production facility for the majority of the first quarter of fiscal 2020....
05 February 2020
View news from United States NFU Pushes Back on Trump's State of the Union Claims
Rural America hasn’t Felt the “Great American Comeback” touted by Trump...
View news from United States Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of Single Lot of Transition Pellet Due to Elevated Levels of Monensin
US - Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin....
View news from United States Walmart’s entrance into beef supply chain not expected to drive near term changes to cattle industry
If beef strategy proven successful, more significant investments, vertical integration and market entrants may follow....
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