Animal Ag Bites 11/20

  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is applauding U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. NCBA President Craig Uden said the approval is a “step in the right direction,” but promised to continue to fight the provision in the bill that would limit the ability of some businesses from deducting interest expenses.
  • The Leavenworth Livestock Research Center, located near Sleepy Eye, Minn., is a 2,500-head wean-to-finish facility expected to make big advancements in the research sector of the swine industry. The facility offers the opportunity to do research in a realistic commercial production setting. The endeavor is a partnership between Hubbard Feeds and parent company, Alltech.
  • The National Pork Board is recognizing U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Pork Board has approved a Checkoff investment of more than $6 million for antibiotic-related studies since 2000.
  • The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has announced the release of USRSB Sustainability Metrics, the latest tool helping those who raise, buy, and sell beef understand ways to balance and improve their environmental impact, social responsibility, and financial bottom line. 
  • A recent study finds standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging may have an important role in identifying racehorses at risk of condylar fracture. The study imaged 26 cases with catastrophic condylar fracture (CCF) and 88 control cases without CCF. The study was presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress in the United Kingdom and was selected as the winner of the Sam Hignett Award for Clinical Research.
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