Advertise in Print | Subscriptions

No livestock marketing regs in ag appropriations bill

For the first time in years, the agriculture appropriations bill does not contain a provision prohibiting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration from issuing certain regulations to ensure fairness in the marketing of livestock and poultry.

Test damaged wheat before feeding to livestock

Wet growing conditions in the Midwest have opened the door for several challenges in the 2015 wheat crop. As a result, farmers are seeing price docks and discounts at the elevator, mainly because of increased disease, low test weight and sprout-damaged wheat.

Chickadee is nation’s first songbird with bird flu

Chickadee is nation’s first songbird with bird flu

A chickadee found in Ramsey County is the second wild bird in Minnesota — and the first songbird in the nation — to be confirmed as having highly pathogenic avian influenza.

RELATED CONTENT

JBS secures $1.2 billion loan to pay for Cargill's U.S. pork assets

JBS secures $1.2 billion loan to pay for Cargill's U.S. pork assets

BRASILIA - JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, said on Monday it had obtained a loan of up to $1.2 billion to pay for the acquisition of Cargill Inc's U.S. pork assets. The loan has a maturity of seven years and interest rates equal to Libor plus 2.75 percent per annum, with a minimum Libor Rate of 0.75 percent, the company said in a statement.

RELATED CONTENT

Hatfield to lead Animal and Range Sciences department

Hatfield to lead Animal and Range Sciences department

Patrick Hatfield, professor of animal science at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been named head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

RELATED CONTENT

Britain finds suspected bird flu on farm, says 'low risk' to public

Britain finds suspected bird flu on farm, says 'low risk' to public

LONDON - Britain said on Friday a suspected case of avian flu had been reported at a poultry farm in northern England, but the risk to public health was very low and it posed no food safety concerns.

RELATED CONTENT

Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center welcomes new agronomist Buetow

Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center welcomes new agronomist Buetow

The new cropping systems specialist at the Dickinson Research Extension Center spent his childhood on a dairy farm in Minnesota, an experience that led to a lifelong pursuit in agriculture.

RELATED CONTENT

Bird flu farms begin to restock

Bird flu farms begin to restock

Nearly one-fourth of the farms struck by the highly pathogenic avian influenza now have agreements in place to restock, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

RELATED CONTENT

Montana probing whether anthrax behind mysterious bison deaths

Montana probing whether anthrax behind mysterious bison deaths

Investigators are probing whether anthrax played a role in the mysterious deaths of more than a dozen bison at an American Indian reservation in Montana, the state veterinarian said on Thursday.

RELATED CONTENT

Monitor bulls during breeding season

Monitor bulls during breeding season

The majority of beef herds in this region are in the heart of their breeding seasons, and many of those that aren't will start their breeding seasons soon.

RELATED CONTENT

House Committee votes to stop Brazilian, Argentine beef over FMD risk

House Committee votes to stop Brazilian, Argentine beef over FMD risk

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would ban the importation of Brazilian and Argentine Beef until the U.S. Department of Agriculture evaluates the potential risk of foot and mouth disease to the U.S. cattle industry.

RELATED CONTENT

Changes made to Beef Quality Assurance in federal regulations

Changes made to Beef Quality Assurance in federal regulations

Beef Quality Assurance and Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance, also known as Dairy BQA, focus on best management practices for the day-to-day husbandry practices used in caring for cattle that provide beef for family's tables across the United States and abroad.

RELATED CONTENT

BeefTalk: Pounds, efficiency, quality

BeefTalk: Pounds, efficiency, quality

The subject of pounds is a continual discussion within the beef business. Efficiency is another subject of continual discussion within the beef business. Quality also is an issue of a continual discussion within the beef business.

RELATED CONTENT

Early detection recommended for effective pinkeye treatment

Early detection recommended for effective pinkeye treatment

Warm weather has many cattle producers concerned about pinkeye, the common name for infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), which is one of the most common and economically damaging cattle diseases.

RELATED CONTENT

Environmental training scheduled for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations

Environmental training scheduled for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations

An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), is set for Aug. 19 in Huron, S.D.

RELATED CONTENT
View More Livestock Articles