Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Livestock

African Swine Fever Makes First Appearance in Slovakia

African Swine Fever has made its first appearance in Slovakia. The first confirmed infection showed up on a backyard farm in a village near the border with Hungary. The Director-General of the State Veterinary...

China Trying to Boost Pork Production

The Chinese government is looking to battle back against the effects of African Swine Fever. The government has mandated a boost in domestic pork production to shore up supplies and stabilize prices that have...

Poultry Outlook is Bullish

Despite a recent increase in the cost of feed and softness in the price of breast meat, chicken producers are expected to prosper over the rest of 2019. An industry analyst who spoke with...

More African Swine Fever Shows Up in Bulgaria

African Swine Fever continues its march across the globe. Over the weekend, U.S. News Dot Com says Bulgaria reported an outbreak of African Swine Fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the northeast...

Canada Investing in Dairy Research Center

Canada this week announced further investments in dairy research. Canada will invest C$11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...

Animal Group Asking for the Reconstruction of Animal Genetic Editing Regulations

Animal genetic editing is on the rise. The potential to decrease the use of antibiotics and increase animal herd health, has producers attention.  Animal genome editing is beginning to enter the market and has already...

U.S. Pork Industry Battling Challenges From Trade to Labor Shortage, NPPC President Tells Capitol...

The U.S. pork industry faces numerous challenges both at home and abroad that, if not addressed, will pose significant harm to our farms, rural communities and ultimately consumers, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President...

NCBA Weighs in on Dietary Guidelines Review

Beef is part of a healthy lifestyle, according to comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory committee from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The committee is tasked with reviewing the latest nutrition research to make...

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...

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