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Cattlemen's Association opposes proposed ban on strychnine to control gophers

EDMONTON - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says Ottawa should continue to allow producers to use strychnine to kill prairie gophers. Health Canada is proposing to ban the use of the poison to ... Read More

K-State boosts efforts to address questions on African Swine Fever virus

With recent occurrences of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) and Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV) in countries important for U.S. trade, there have been many questions about how to best prevent foreign animal disease transmission into U.S. swine her... Read More

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever occurred on a farm in northern China’s Inner Mongolia, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, the second in the region, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread rapidly across ... Read More

Advisory on Hurricane Florence – Sept. 16 at 9 p.m.

Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by the historic impact of Hurricane Florence. Efforts continue in affected areas to provide feed and care for animals, and fuel to power farms, while ... Read More

Cattlemen approve FY19 Plan of Work

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board will invest about $40.5 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2019, subject to US... Read More

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute at packing plant.

DENVER  — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday. Car... Read More

R-CALF Asks CFTC to Investigate Packer Trades on Specific Dates That Led to Record Packer Margins

Billings, Mont. - On Monday, R-CALF USA asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to investigate packer trading activities on specific dates spanning the past six years. The group states it identified numerous anomalies in the cattle ... Read More

American Lamb Promotions in Taiwan

While the majority of American Lamb is consumed in the US market, the American Lamb Board (ALB) also works with the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) to monitor trade issues, seek opportunities, and fund educational activities and promotions in key e... Read More

African Swine Fever May Reduce China's Soybean Demand

BEIJING, China (DTN) -- More reports of African swine fever in China have caused panic in the country's hog industry as well as among pork consumers in China. If the disease continues to spread, it could also reduce feed demand and lower the amount o... Read More

USDA, FDA, to Hold Public Meeting on Cultured Meat

The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announced a joint public meeting to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. Scheduled for October 23-24, 2018, the meetin... Read More

Kansas Cattle Traceability Project Moving Forward

The Kansas-based Cattle Trace pilot project is on track to begin testing a purpose-built infrastructure for cattle disease tractability by this fall. Tractability is a top priority for the cattle industry. The Cattle Trace pilot project will help kic... Read More