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Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years
Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years Livestock | 01/22/2019

The government shutdown could cause a ripple effect across the federal government for years, according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Traceability Pilot Project Seeking More Cow-Calf Producers
Traceability Pilot Project Seeking More Cow-Calf Producers Livestock | 01/20/2019

More cow-calf producers are needed to participate in the CattleTrace pilot project. Organizers specifically need cow-calf producers who sell cattle at livestock auction markets or to feedyards participating in the project.

EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S.
EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S. Livestock | 01/19/2019

The National Pork Producers Council said it cannot support a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that does not include agriculture, after the European Commission issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn’t include...

New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress
New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress Livestock | 01/11/2019

A new study from the University of Arkansas confirms that America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the past five decades.

AFAN Names Steve Martin As Executive Director
AFAN Names Steve Martin As Executive Director Livestock | 01/07/2019

Steve Martin has been named executive director of Lincoln-based AFAN (The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska), effective January 15.

New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends
New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends Livestock | 01/03/2019

New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends.

Judge Sides With White House on Packer Rules
Judge Sides With White House on Packer Rules Livestock | 12/30/2018

Appellate Judges with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals have sided with the USDA on packer rules. The judges ruled the agency was not “arbitrary and capricious” in withdrawing an interim final rule that would have made it easier for...

China Feed Manufacturer Found With ASF Virus in Feed Supplies
China Feed Manufacturer Found With ASF Virus in Feed Supplies Livestock | 12/27/2018

Chinese officials have found the African Swine Fever Virus in some protein powders made from pork blood produced by a Chinese company.

Livestock Haulers Freed From ELD Requirements
Livestock Haulers Freed From ELD Requirements Livestock | 12/27/2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation officially suspended the requirement that livestock haulers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their trucks.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent
United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent Livestock | 12/21/2018

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on December 1, 2018. The inventory was 2 percent above December 1, 2017.

Livestock Antibiotic Use Down 33 Percent
Livestock Antibiotic Use Down 33 Percent Livestock | 12/20/2018

Antibiotics use in livestock dropped 33 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data from the Food and Drug Administration.

Senate Unanimously Approves Thune Bill to Reauthorize Critical Drought Information Program
Senate Unanimously Approves Thune Bill to Reauthorize Critical Drought Information Program Livestock | 12/19/2018

Harvest samples from across the U.S. submitted to Alltech in 2018 show high levels of mycotoxins.