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African Swine Fever Vaccine is Eight Years Away
African Swine Fever Vaccine is Eight Years Away Livestock | 05/23/2019

USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach says scientists have pegged an effective vaccine for the African Swine Fever Virus is at least eight years away.

Kansas Cattlewoman to Senate Climate Change Hearing:
Kansas Cattlewoman to Senate Climate Change Hearing: "Beef Cattle Industry Has Great Story to Tell" On Climate Livestock | 05/22/2019

Testifying on behalf of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe delivered a clear message at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change.

Mexico/Canada Removing Retaliatory Duties on Red Meat
Mexico/Canada Removing Retaliatory Duties on Red Meat Livestock | 05/21/2019

The Mexican government published an official notice that Mexico has removed its retaliatory duties on U.S. pork. Canada’s Department of Finance announced that Canada will immediately eliminate the 10 percent tariff that Canada imposed on prepared beef items from the...

U.S. Beef Now has Full Access to Japan
U.S. Beef Now has Full Access to Japan Livestock | 05/20/2019

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports.

USDA Enhances African Swine Fever Surveillance Efforts
USDA Enhances African Swine Fever Surveillance Efforts Livestock | 05/17/2019

As part of this plan, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will work with the swine industry, the states, and veterinary diagnostic laboratories to test for ASF.

KLA-YSA Class Learns More About Beef Marketing
KLA-YSA Class Learns More About Beef Marketing Livestock | 05/12/2019

Beef producers from across the state participating in this year’s KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered in the Kansas City area last week. The class of 20 spent three days learning more about the animal health industry and how beef...

Adjusting Pasture and Hay Ground Leases for 2019
Adjusting Pasture and Hay Ground Leases for 2019 Livestock | 05/11/2019

Where there is significant damage from flooding to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? The answer lies in the characteristics of the individual situation.

Examining the Capacity of Nebraska Rangelands for Cattle Production
Examining the Capacity of Nebraska Rangelands for Cattle Production Livestock | 05/10/2019

According to the 2017 USDA-National Agriculture Statistics Service report, Nebraska is the number one ranked state in the United States for both cattle on feed and for beef slaughtering capacity.

Researchers uncover benefits of modified stocking for cow-calf producers
Researchers uncover benefits of modified stocking for cow-calf producers Livestock | 05/10/2019

Researchers at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center in Hays have found that a grazing system shown to be beneficial for the performance of steers also has great potential for cow-calf producers.

Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual Livestock | 05/09/2019

An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry.

Kansas Mesonet launches Cattle Comfort Index
Kansas Mesonet launches Cattle Comfort Index Livestock | 05/09/2019

The harsh conditions in Kansas this past winter have prompted one of the state’s leading weather agencies to develop a tool that will help cattle producers in the future.

USDA Transitioning To Electronic Tags  For Traceability Program
USDA Transitioning To Electronic Tags For Traceability Program Livestock | 05/08/2019

USDA is beginning the process of moving from metal identification tags to electronic tags as part of the national traceability system. The transition is projected to take four years. Starting January 1, 2023.