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20 October 2017
View news from United States Eye-catching Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
View news from United States New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk
US - Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological...
View news from United States CME: Hay Production, Forage Supply Prospects for Cattle Producers Improving
US - Hay production and forage supply prospects for cattle producers are finishing the growing season in better shape than might have been expected at mid-year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 October 2017
View news from United States CME: COF Report - 'Déjà vu All Over Again'
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Video: Control Disease and Boost Weight Gain With Feed Additives
This short video for more tips on controlling disease and boosting weight gain from nutritionist Martin Andersen, PhD, and senior nutritionist Blaine Corners, PhD, with Beef Strategic Technical Services at Zoetis....
18 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Retail Beef, Chicken Prices Close to Prior Months' Values
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Calls GIPSA Rule Withdrawal 'Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers'
US - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its plan to withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock - a plan that is hailed as a major win for livestock producers....
17 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Canadian On-feed Count Shows Year-over-year Increase
US - The Canadian monthly Cattle on Feed report was published last Friday by Canfax, which is a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Choice Beef Cutout Currently Up
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 October 2017
View news from United States CME: US Cow Slaughter Trending Higher for Much of 2017
US - US cow slaughter has been trending higher for much of this year but the pace of slaughter increased notably this summer when drought conditions across the US Northern Plains forced producers to cull herds, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from United States Key Odorants in World's Most Expensive Beef Could Help Explain Its Allure
UK - Renowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef - often referred to as Kobe beef in the US - has become one of the world's most sought-after meats....
View news from United States Livestock Grazing Management Compatible with Nesting Greater Sage-grouse
US - A new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it....
11 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Undergoes Dramatic Situation
US - Every afternoon USDA provides an estimate of the number of cattle and hogs processed by major slaughter facilities. Those estimates are collected from plant personnel based on how many shifts they are running and their normal processing capacity,...
View news from United States Zoetis introduces BRD solutions
Producers looking to achieve 50% fewer re-treats [1] or 81% fewer mortalities [2] against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can get started with BRD Solutions from Zoetis at BRD-Solutions.com....
10 October 2017
View news from United States CME: US Beef Export Tonnage During August Largest for Any Month
US - In the futures markets last week, using the average of the daily closing prices, livestock prices were higher, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 October 2017
View news from United States Another Strong Month for US Beef Exports
US - US beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
View news from United States NCBA Applauds Treasury Decision to Withdraw Section 2704 Valuation Regulation
US - Last week (4 October), the US Treasury department announced its intention to withdraw proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that were introduced in August last year. This step has been made in an attempt to relieve...
06 October 2017
View news from United States AABP Foundation, Zoetis Award $60,000 in Veterinary Student Scholarships
US - Twelve fourth-year veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships on Friday, 15 September during the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Omaha, Nebraska. ...
View news from United States Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
View news from United States NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to Bruce Cochrane....
05 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Value of Beef Packers' Byproducts Unusually Weak Since Mid-2017
US - The value of byproducts sold by beef packers coming from the slaughter of steers and heifers has been unusually weak since mid-year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
04 October 2017
View news from United States CME: US Commercial Beef Production in CY 2017 Up 4.2%
US - Today, we follow-up the newsletter on pork and look at beef, using the same three graph format, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
View news from United States Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
View news from United States Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been awarded to veterinary students who are participating...
View news from United States Zoetis Introduces New Pricing for Most Powerful Red Angus i50K Genomic Test
US - Zoetis announced a new price for the most accurate genomic test available to Red Angus breeders. Beginning 1 October, the HD50K/i50K genomic test for Red Angus cattle will be available at a price of $39 per head. The announcement was made at the...
02 October 2017
View news from United States Using Antibiotics Responsibly, Part 2: Relationship Between Treatment Success and Responsible Use
For the health and well-being of cattle and the associated high costs of treatment and additional labor, we can all agree: If we need to use an antibiotic to help treat disease, we want it to work and work as quickly and as efficaciously as possible....
 
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