Poultry Industry Recognizes Leaders, Honorees

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2019 chairman of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, John Prestage (left), senior vice president of Prestage Farms, Clinton, N.C., was presented with the traditional “working man’s gavel” by outgoing chairman, Tom Hensley, president, Fieldale Farms. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) elected new leaders and presented several awards at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2019 International Production …

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Merck and Beef Checkoff Sponsor Stockmanship & Stewardship Events

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Five 2019 sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week. The events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is …

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CrystalBlox™ at the #CattleCon19 Trade Show

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CrystalBlox is the newest block form developed by Crystalyx Brand Supplements. It combines the economical nutrient delivery and fortification of compressed blocks with the consistent and predictable intake of low moisture block technology. CrystalBlox will fit a wide variety of feeding situations, where protein delivery is critical. CrystalBlox is designed and formulated to provide supplemental protein to help improve forage …

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NCBA Announces Policy Priorities at #CattleCon19

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As over 9,000 members of the cattle industry gathered for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week in New Orleans, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. While the Policy Priorities book fills almost 140 pages, the organization will focus on four main issue areas this year – fake meat, trade …

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Secretary Sonny Urges Cattle Producers to be Transparent

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had the opportunity to address about 9,000 cattlemen and women during the closing general session of the Cattle Industry Convention on Friday and challenge them to be transparent and let consumers know what they do to produce beef. “We don’t have anything to be ashamed about in the U.S. beef industry,” said Perdue. “No longer …

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CattleFax Previews 2019 Market

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CattleFax market specialists presenting at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention say they expect markets to continue strong but see a leverage shift on the horizon. The popular annual CattleFax Outlook Seminar drew a capacity crowd Thursday as cattlemen and women gathered to hear expert market and weather analysis. CattleFax analyst Kevin Good said he expects prices will remain strong, with …

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Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Underway

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The Big Easy is the place to be this week for nearly 8,000 cattle industry professionals who were ready to GEAUX for the official start of the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Wednesday. “Every year the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show hosts members from every segment of the beef industry,” said NCBA President Kevin Kester …

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Alltech Releases 2019 Global Feed Survey

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The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates world feed production increased by three percent in the past year to 1.103 billion metric tons, with the top eight countries producing 55 percent of the world’s feed production. ​ The top eight countries are China, the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, Spain and Turkey. Together, they produce 55 percent of the world’s …

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Animal Ag Alliance Debuts Sustainability Report

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance has released its “Sustainability Impact Report” focusing on animal agriculture in the United States. The report covers nine industries: dairy, beef, veal, pork, chicken, turkey, egg, sheep and aquaculture. “Animal agriculture has made great strides in environmental stewardship, animal welfare and overall sustainability over the years,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “As new …

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Technology Changing Life on the Dairy Farm

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Technology is changing the way dairy farmers work, especially when it comes to data. More and more resources are available to collect data on nearly every aspect of a dairy, but with that opportunity comes the challenge of managing that information and using it to make decisions. “It’s amazing how many new types of data we have on dairy farms,” …

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