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China Buys U.S. Pork Despite Tariffs
China Buys U.S. Pork Despite Tariffs Livestock | 12/03/2018

The African Swine Fever outbreak is forcing China to buy more U.S. pork in spite of high tariffs imposed during the trade war between the two countries. China, the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer, placed its largest order for...

Bayer to Sell Animal Health Unit
Bayer to Sell Animal Health Unit Livestock | 11/30/2018

Bayer AG has announced it will exit the animal health business. In a press call Thursday, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann announced that the company would sell its animal health unit.

Kansas Livestock Association elects leaders for the coming year.
Kansas Livestock Association elects leaders for the coming year. Livestock | 11/30/2018

Wabaunsee County rancher Bard Downey of Wamego is the new President of the Kansas Livestock Association. The membership also elected Harry Moser a cow-calf producer from Wheaton as the news KLA President-Elect

Feds Taking Steps to Address Rural Veterinary Shortages
Feds Taking Steps to Address Rural Veterinary Shortages Livestock | 11/26/2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is taking steps to address veterinary shortages in rural America

Beef Production Forecast Drops Slightly for 2018-2019
Beef Production Forecast Drops Slightly for 2018-2019 Livestock | 11/26/2018

USDA recently reduced its forecast for beef production in 2018 by 30 million pounds. The new forecast is 26.9 billion pounds. The slight revision is based on numbers at the end of the third quarter, and from fourth-quarter expectations of...

China Takes Action to Increase ASF Reporting
China Takes Action to Increase ASF Reporting Livestock | 11/26/2018

The Chinese agriculture ministry is taking steps to counter concerns that the number of African Swine Fever cases in the country is being underreported.

Nebraska, Kansas and U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent
Nebraska, Kansas and U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent Livestock | 11/23/2018

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 November 1, 2018. The inventory was 3 percent above November 1, 2017.

CattleTrace Participants Meet with USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach
CattleTrace Participants Meet with USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach Livestock | 11/21/2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach was welcomed to Great Bend, Kansas, on Monday, November 19, by beef industry leaders participating in the CattleTrace pilot project for disease traceability

Introducing Pork 2040
Introducing Pork 2040 Livestock | 11/15/2018

The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040.

USMEF Elects New Officer Team, Voices Support for U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations
USMEF Elects New Officer Team, Voices Support for U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations Livestock | 11/12/2018

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its Strategic Planning Conference in Long Beach, California, Thursday with the election of new officers for the coming year. Conley Nelson of Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman.

K-State vet urges livestock producers to be on the lookout for mycotoxins
K-State vet urges livestock producers to be on the lookout for mycotoxins Livestock | 11/10/2018

A Kansas State University veterinarian is urging the state’s producers to be especially diligent about monitoring for mycotoxins in livestock feed this winter on the heels of weather conditions that promoted their growth this fall.

R-CALF Checkoff Lawsuit Expands to 13 Additional States
R-CALF Checkoff Lawsuit Expands to 13 Additional States Livestock | 11/08/2018

R-CALF has filed a lawsuit in Montana against the USDA over its beef checkoff program. A Montana federal district court granted an R-CALF motion allowing the suit to expand to 13 additional states.