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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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