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Tyson Fire Boosting Beef Processor Margins
Tyson Fire Boosting Beef Processor Margins Livestock | 08/20/2019

A recent fire at a large Kansas beef processor has boosted margins for other processors. The Tyson Foods facility in Holcomb, Kansas, represents about five percent of the U.S. daily slaughter, or roughly 6,000 head of cattle.

KLA And NCBA Actively Engaged In Issues Involving Tyson Plant At Holcomb
KLA And NCBA Actively Engaged In Issues Involving Tyson Plant At Holcomb Livestock | 08/19/2019

One of the first steps taken involved NCBA contacting the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Packers & Stockyards Administration to make the agencies aware of the situation and ask them to monitor any potentially illegal activity in the marketplace.

McDonald’s System Purchases $180 Million in Commodities from Nebraska Ranchers and Farmers in 2018
McDonald’s System Purchases $180 Million in Commodities from Nebraska Ranchers and Farmers in 2018 Livestock | 08/19/2019

In 2018 alone, the McDonald’s system purchased 85 million pounds of beef, 21 million pounds of flour, 23 million pounds of pork, 900,000 pounds of soybean oil and 2 million pounds of sugar in Nebraska.

K-State agricultural economists study benefits, challenges of animal traceability
K-State agricultural economists study benefits, challenges of animal traceability Livestock | 08/19/2019

A pair of agricultural economists at Kansas State University are reporting findings of a study on animal traceability systems, indicating that the industry is still searching for the sweet spot between tracking animals and making that profitable for producers.

Center for Consumer Freedom Takes on Alt-Meat Ingredients
Center for Consumer Freedom Takes on Alt-Meat Ingredients Livestock | 08/19/2019

The Center for Consumer Freedom is taking on the idea that plant-based meat products are healthier than traditional meats from animals.

K-State animal sciences department welcomes new leader
K-State animal sciences department welcomes new leader Livestock | 08/16/2019

Day began work August 12 as the head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, a position he said is ripe with opportunities to serve a bustling livestock agriculture sector.

ASF Yet to Impact Pork Pricing
ASF Yet to Impact Pork Pricing Livestock | 08/16/2019

African swine fever seems destined to cut China’s hog production in half, according to researchers at Rabobank. That would equate to roughly 300-350 million pigs, or a quarter of the world’s pork supply.

K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19
K-State Beef Stocker field day set for Sept. 19 Livestock | 08/15/2019

Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Tyson Foods to Rebuild Kansas Beef Plant and Pay Workers Following Fire
Tyson Foods to Rebuild Kansas Beef Plant and Pay Workers Following Fire Livestock | 08/12/2019

A fire partly destroyed the Tyson Foods beef plant in Holcomb, Kansas on Friday, August 9. The plant will be down indefinitely, however; the company plans to rebuild the plant at the same location.

EU: ASF is an “Urgent Challenge”
EU: ASF is an “Urgent Challenge” Livestock | 08/12/2019

The European Union faces a serious challenge in taking on the outbreak of African Swine Fever that is threatening Bulgaria’s pig breeding industry.

NDA confirms vesicular stomatitis case in horse
NDA confirms vesicular stomatitis case in horse Livestock | 08/10/2019

NDA has quarantined the livestock on the affected farm. The farm will remain under quarantine for at least 14 days after the onset of lesions in the last affected animal on the premises.

Livestock Groups Launch Month-long Campaign Highlighting the Benefits of Grazing
Livestock Groups Launch Month-long Campaign Highlighting the Benefits of Grazing Livestock | 08/09/2019

The digital campaign was created to explore key elements of grazing that benefit the environment, rural communities, and local economies across the United States.