Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Livestock

China, U.S. Swine Industries Gather to Address African Swine Fever

Despite ongoing trade challenges between their two countries, members of the swine industries in the United States and China gathered in mid-January to seek possible solutions for the growing number of African swine fever...

BQA Certification Required by Tyson Foods

Beef Quality Assurance certification is in high demand. Extension offices along with other professional in the beef sector are encouraging all beef producers, feed yards and beef transportation units to become BQA and BQAT...

China Changing Slaughter Rules Amid ASF

China is tightening rules for slaughterhouses as the nation deals with an outbreak of African swine fever. This week, China’s Agriculture Ministry announced slaughterhouses must test for African swine fever on pig products before...

China Feed Manufacturer Found With ASF Virus in Feed Supplies

Chinese officials have found the African Swine Fever Virus in some protein powders made from pork blood produced by a Chinese company. The General Administration of Customs issued a statement saying that the raw...

Dairy Farmers Want Access to Japan

America’s dairy farmers are urging President Trump to work on opening up the Japanese market as soon as possible. Officials are getting ready to begin trade talks between the two countries next month. The...

Ontario Announces E15 Adoption as Soon As 2025

The U.S. ethanol industry Monday applauded Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that could go in effect as early as 2025. In...

Bison, Water Buffalo Labeling Causes Confusion

The National Bison Association in September filed a formal complaint with the FDA and USDA regarding water buffalo being marketed in a manner to deceive customers into believing they were buying bison meat. On Oct....

China: Tests Shows Feed Not Contaminated with ASF

Tests show African Swine Fever in China is not linked animal feed, according to a Chinese pork firm. Reuters reports tests “failed to confirm” the presence of African Swine Fever in animal feeds. The...

Gag Order Struck Down in NC Nuisance Lawsuits

An appeals court struck down the gag order put into effect by the trial judge in the North Carolina hog nuisance lawsuits because it violated the First Amendment. The industry website MeatingPlace.com says the...

EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The rule announced today...

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