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17 March 2020
View news from United States US under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid pandemic
The USDA hopes to reassure meat producers that it will keep slaughterhouses staffed with federal inspectors as fears of potential shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus mount....
16 March 2020
View news from United States NFU says Packers and Stockyards Act lacks teeth to provide basic needed protections to farmers
US - A rule proposed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) would undermine the intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act, according to comments submitted on Friday (13 March) by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew....
15 March 2020
View news from United States Non-pharma solutions to scours are effective and more sustainable
Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours....
13 March 2020
View news from United States NFU makes strides in addressing farmers' mental health
Training session prepares Farmers Union members to respond to farm stress....
12 March 2020
View news from United States Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
View news from United States Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
View news from United States On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
11 March 2020
View news from United States US beef exports trend higher
US - Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, January US beef exports were higher year-over-year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound on Wall Street
After an unsteady trading day on Monday, US live cattle futures rebound as the world's leading economies make moves alleviating coronavirus fears. ...
10 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures dive in an unsteady trading day
US live cattle futures plunged on Monday for a third trading day in a row amid significant market correction that could lead to a global recession. ...
09 March 2020
View news from United States Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
06 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as coronavirus fears cloud outlook on beef demand
Markets retreat as COVID-19 fuels worries about beef demand....
05 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle market futures rise as export data comes in
US livestock futures strengthened on 4 March as financial market gains fuelled a recovery from last week's contract lows in the live cattle market....
04 March 2020
View news from United States Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
View news from United States Merck Animal Health expands pinkeye vaccine portfolio through new licensing agreement
Licensing deal with Addison Biological adds Moraxella Bovoculi Bacterin...
03 March 2020
View news from United States Horizon Organic commits to becoming carbon positive across its full supply chain by 2025
Largest USDA certified organic dairy brand is taking unprecedented action to impact the planet....
View news from United States Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
View news from United States Cattle futures rise in recovery from contract lows
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Monday recovered from contract lows reached last week as concerns temporarily eased about the economic impact from the global coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United States Tyson Foods gets recognition for sustainability programmes
US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef recognises Tyson Foods for beef sustainability programmes. ...
02 March 2020
View news from United States NFU kicks off 118th Anniversary Convention
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 118th Anniversary Convention yesterday in Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate American farm families and to set the organisation’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year. More than 500...
26 February 2020
View news from United States Cattle Markets Experience Losses Amid Coronavirus Fears
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell sharply for a second consecutive day as fears of a coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about slowing demand and stifled global economic growth. ...
24 February 2020
View news from United States NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
21 February 2020
View news from United States CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
View news from United States USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
View news from United States Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
View news from United States Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
19 February 2020
View news from United States NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
18 February 2020
View news from United States US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
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