Vietnam Lifts Restrictions on U.S. Beef

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

In this week’s USMEF audio report, technical services manager, Dr. Travis Arp discusses Vietnam’s recent removal of BSE-relatred restrictions on imports of U.S. beef. They now are accepting a full range of cuts from U.S. cattle of all ages. Dr. Arp explains, that Vietnam reopened to boneless U.S. beef cuts in 2005 and added bone-in cuts in 2006. But in …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Imports, Meat, USMEF

Rep Urges Sound Science for Dietary Guidelines

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

As a lifelong Missouri farmer and a former nutritional science teacher, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) has a bone to pick with the 2015 Dietary Guideline’s Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) report. In a recent letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Hartzler and 70 House colleagues said the report strayed “from purely nutritional evidence and venturing into …

Audio, Food, Government

Animal Ag Tells Congress to Ditch Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Past President Steve Fogelsong of Illinois testified before the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry on how the proposed Waters of the U.S.(WOTUS) would impact animal agriculture. “Let’s be clear – everyone wants clean water,” said Fogelsong. “But, expanding the federal regulatory reach of the EPA and Army Corp does not equal clean …

Audio, Beef, Government, NCBA

Weekly Box Beef Report

Jamie Johansen

Each week, Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News, brings us the Weekly Box Beef Report. Here is the report for week ending March 7th, 2015. Weekly boxed beef trade for week ending Mar 07. The daily spot Choice box beef cutout ended the week last Friday at 248.48 which was 0.90 higher. There were 615 loads sold for the week in …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Markets, usda

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference is coming up March 31st – April 1st in Madison, WI. Themed “Connect with the Best,” the conference will offer networking opportunities and highlight the latest practices, technology and research in the calf and heifer industry. A trade show will be held during the first day of the conference. Other special events will …

Ag Group, Audio, Calves, Dairy, Events

Vet Training, Education & Leadership

Jamie Johansen

A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. “I really need to credit my co-authors on this, Dr. Aldridge and Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Education, Swine, Veterinary

Doing What is Right for the Pig

Jamie Johansen

Animal welfare continues to be at the forefront of discussion throughout the swine community. And Dr. Angela Baysinger’s talk at Boehringer Ingleheim’s Swine Health Seminar hit on just that. Pig welfare and doing what is right for the pig centered discussion on crates and pain mitigation in castration and tail docking. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Baysinger …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

BIVI Launches Site for PED Management

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The site is live and can be found at According to Greg Cline, DVM, technical manager for enteric disease products …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

PED Update at BIVI Swine Health Seminar

Jamie Johansen

One of the hottest topics in the swine industry continues to be the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus. So, naturally it was the center of Dr. Joe Connor’s presentation during Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) annual Swine Health Seminar. Dr. Connor serves as President of Carthage Vet Services and focused on what we’ve done correctly, what we’ve done wrong and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine