Saturday, February 22, 2020

Livestock

USDA Begins Issuing New Dairy Program Payments to Farmers

The Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage program. Producers can enroll through September 20, 2019. Enrollment opened last month, and...

ASF Changing Poultry Outlook

A new outlook from Rabobank says African swine fever impacting pork production is balancing trade for poultry. The latest report on poultry found the sector has experienced gradually improving market conditions in the first...

Pork and Beef Exports Rebound in May; Volume and Value Reach 2019 Highs

May exports of U.S. pork and beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says pork exports totaled 218,000 metric tons in May, steady...

ASF Hurting North Korea Pork Production; Philippines Stopping More Imports

Reports say North Korea is bracing for a major drop in production due to an African Swine Fever outbreak spreading across the Asian continent. Officials in the Philippines say they’ve added two more countries...

China: ASF Outbreak is Slowing

The African Swine Fever death toll in China has risen to 1.2 million animals. An Associated Press Report says the infection has begun pushing global pork prices higher, even though a Chinese deputy ag...

Mississippi Sued Over Fake-Meat Labeling Law

A federal lawsuit is accusing Mississippi of violating free-speech rights by prohibiting makers of plant-based foods from using terms like “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.” The lawsuit was filed earlier this week by the...

Vietnam Says ASF Vaccine is “Coming Soon”

Vietnam says it has had early success in creating a vaccine to fight African Swine Fever. The disease has infected farms across the Southeast Asian country and led to the culling of about 10...

Keep Mineral Nutrition in Mind this Grazing Season

Mineral balance is an essential aspect to any farm or ranch. Producers sending cow-calf pairs out to pasture may be lacking some of the key nutrients needed for optimal cattle production.  Grass feeding during the...

U.S. Hog Herds Climb Four Percent

The U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs came in at 75.5 million head as of June 1. According to the USDA Hogs and Pigs Report, that’s a four percent increase from the same...

ASF Claims More Territory in Asia

A Pork Checkoff news release says in just 30 days, the African Swine Fever Virus is claiming more territory across all parts of Asia. Statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization say that ASF...

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