Livestock

Dairy Producers Previously Enrolled in the Livestock Gross Margin Program Now Eligible for 2018...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Sign-up will take place March 25 through May 10,...

Pork Essentially Free of Veterinary Drug Residues

A survey by the Department of Agriculture shows no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits in pork samples. The Survey by the USDA Agricultural...

Body Condition Score Impacts Fertility in Beef Cattle

The body condition score (BCS) in beef cattle may be a key factor in reproductive cycle success. BCS gives an indication of the nutrition status in that animal providing an idea on production. Industry...

ASF Outbreak Spreading Throughout Asia

The African Swine Fever virus is continuing to march through parts of Asia and Europe. A National Pork Board update says it’s causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork production. Much of the ASF...

DFA Sales Drop More Than $1 Billion in 2018

The largest dairy cooperative in the nation had a “challenging” 2018 and lost a lot in net sales numbers from the previous year. The Dairy Farmers of America cooperative held its annual meeting in...

Live-Streaming Barn Tours Show Consumers Sustainable Pig Farming

The National Pork Board is collaborating with South Dakota State University (SDSU) to “open the barn doors” on how pigs are raised. The Pork Checkoff’s Operation Main Street (OMS) speakers can include live-streaming video...

NMPF Backs DAIRY PRIDE Act

The National Milk Producers Federation voiced strong support for the DAIRY PRIDE Act, calling it another means toward a crucial end of the mislabeling of non-dairy products as “milks” in the marketplace. The legislation...

Nebraska Department of Agriculture Providing Assistance to Ranchers in Wake of Major Flooding

An unruly winter in the Midwest has led to major flooding in Nebraska and Iowa. Flooding that has caused two fatalities, threatened multiple nuclear plants, and jeopardized farm land and livestock. Ranch families and livestock...

National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance Responsible Pig Farming Practices Through Blockchain

March 18, 2019 – The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry. Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow...

NPPC Statement on Illegal Pork Seizure

On March 15, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it intercepted a large shipment of illegal pork products from China before it could enter the United States. The contraband shipment, which...

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