JNHE Draws Over 900 Members

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900 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) were in Madison, Wisconsin, last week to participate in the annual Junior National Hereford Exposition (JNHE). The expo’s cattle show brought in over 1600 entires vying for over $50,000 in prize money, and the many leadership opportunities available for participants, with events in the areas of team sales and marketing, photography, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Events, Exhibitor, Hereford

USMEF Talks TPP At #BeefMeet

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On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the panel discussion on trade issues that was held last week during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting. USMEF Senior Vice President for Trade Access Thad Lively was one of the panelists, and was joined on the panel by Kent Bacus, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association director of …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, Trade, USMEF

Regional ESAP Winners Announced

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The six regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners were honored during the 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting. The winners hail from locations across the country, and were nominated for their outstanding efforts to protect land, air and water resources on their individual farming and ranching operations. The regional winners will now compete for the 26th national ESAP award, …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Conservation, environment, NCBA, sustainability

USMEF Talks Exports at Cattle Industry Summer Conference

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In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing gives a preview from the items he plans to discuss at this week’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver. Beef industry leaders from across the nation will gather for the conference, including the Export Growth Committee, a beef checkoff program …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Trade, USMEF

USMEF Talks Brexit’s Impact on US Meat Exports

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) , Economist Erin Borror discusses the near-term and longer-term impact of the so-called “Brexit” referendum, with voters in the United Kingdom choosing to leave the European Union (EU), on global meat trade. “Our biggest concern presently is the impact on currencies, and we know with uncertainty there is …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, International, Markets, Trade, USMEF

Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published their Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report and as of June 1, there were 68.4 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from June 2015, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2016. Other key findings in the report were: – Of the 68.4 million hogs and …

Ag Group, Audio, Markets, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, usda

Creating Opportunities for U.S. Red Meat in the Caribbean

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation discusses the special set of strategies required to overcome the challenges unique to exporting red meat to the Caribbean. Liz Wunderlich, USMEF representative in the Caribbean, explains that lack of storage space for meat, inconsistent cold chain infrastructure, and the high cost of electricity are some of the major complications …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Meat, Trade, USMEF

The First Isotonic Protein Drink For Pigs

Lizzy Schultz

Tonisity PX, the first isotonic protein drink for pigs, made a splash at the 2016 World Pork Expo, and Bill Barr, Director of Sales for Tonisity, was on hand to lead a press conference on the potential the new product holds for the future of the swine industry. Tonisity Px is focused on increasing pig vitality, and its benefits are …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Nutrition, Swine, World Pork Expo

A Conversation With Novus' Innovation Expert

Lizzy Schultz

Novus International held a special informational session during its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with Scott Hine, VP, Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer, leading a question and answer session about the importance of science, technology, and innovation to Novus. Hine discussed Novus’ vision for the future, and emphasized the company’s sustained commitment to research and innovative discoveries. He was asked …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Disease, Health, Novus International

BASF & Balchem Introduce Amasil

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation introduced Amasil® during the 2016 World Pork Expo. The formic acid has been approved for use by swine producers in the United States. In pig diets, Amasil is considered the most potent organic acid for feed acidification by simply lowering the pH of the feed. The less favorable environment for bacteria reduces feed-borne pathogens and decreases …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine, World Pork Expo