Sunday, November 17, 2019

Livestock

Pennsylvania Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board Tuesday announced Chris Hoffman as the 2019-2020 Pig Farmer of the Year. Hoffman, a first-generation hog farmer from McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, received the highest combined score in third-party judging and online...

NCBA Exposes OCM/HSUS Smear Campaign

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the Organization for Competitive Markets is using half-truths and smear tactics to pit beef producers against each other. They say it’s clear that the Humane Society of the...

South Korea Now ASF-Positive

From the Pork Checkoff South Korea has now joined eight other Asian countries in becoming positive for African swine fever (ASF). This comes after pigs were found positive for ASF near the nation’s border with...

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Wants “Transparency Summit”

Late last week, the United States Cattlemen’s Association sent letters to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The USCA is requesting each department to bring together cattle market participants...

National Pork Board to Host First-Ever Swine Innovation Summit

The National Pork Board will host the inaugural Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on September 17, 2019. NPB bills the Summit as a special event, prior to the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis. The...

Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value...

Study Shows Beef Checkoff Impact on Demand

The combined benefit of Cattlemen's Beef Board programs is 11.91 times more valuable than their costs, according to new research. A third-party assessment by Cornell University announced Monday details of the return on investment....

T-Bone the Corn-fed Steer Will Strut His Stuff at the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is proud to sponsor T-Bone the corn-fed steer at this year’s 37th Iowa State Fair Governor’s Charity Steer Show on Saturday. Accompanying the steer will be Iowa Corn Growers...
EU

US-EU Beef Deal Provides Opportunity

A new agreement between the European Union and the United States regarding beef trade presents an opportunity for U.S. ranchers. The Friday afternoon announcement allows sales of 35,000 metric tons of U.S. beef to...

Rabobank: ASF to Halve China Hog Herd

A new report from Rabobank says China’s hog herd could be cut in half by the end of the year. China, home to the largest hog herd in the world, has lost an estimated...

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