Costa Rica Removes Barriers for U.S. Beef & Pork

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This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the challenges that have made it difficult to ship chilled beef and pork to Costa Rica, a market of strong interest for U.S. meat exporters. In the report, USMEF Technical Services Manager Cheyenne McEndaffer explains the unusual technical requirement behind the difficulty: the product had to arrive in …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, Pork, USMEF

Bison Demand Continues to Grow

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Consumer demand for bison is continuing to increase across the country. Representatives from the National Bison Association made a presence at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the booming demand in this unique industry. “We are continually getting our supply outstripped by our demand,” said Dick Gehring, Vice President, National Bison Association, in an interview during Trade Talks. According to Gehring, …

Ag Group, Audio, Bison, NAFB

Bayer Products Giving Producers An Advantage

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Bayer Animal Health has several new products coming down the pipeline for cattle producers, and Dr. Larry Hawkins, Sr. Technical Services Veterinarian, sat down during NAFB Trade Talk to explain how these new products will give producers an extra advantage going into 2017. One product that producers can be excited about is Zelnate, a DNA immunostimulant that works with the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Cattle, Health

Protect Your Farm & Demonstrate Transparency

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Over the last ten years, the Animal Ag Alliance have sent representatives to animal rights conferences to listen and to learn about trends, campaigns planned and tactics intended to be deployed. The Alliances’s President and CEO, Kay Johnson Smith, was on-hand at NAFB’s Trade Talk to talk about current and historical trends in animal rights activism and how the agricultural …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Audio, Livestock

Pastures for Pollinators is a Win-Win

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A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, Forage, NAFB

Pork Board Discusses Industry Trends

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The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

Ag Group, Audio, Company Announcement, consumer, economics, Markets, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Trade

Sheep Industry Update From #NAFB16

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One of the bright spots in the commodity markets as we wrap up 2016 comes from sheep. NAFB’s Trade Talk gives voice to ag businesses and commodity groups each year. The sheep industry was well represented again this year with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the American Lamb Board. “It’s trending downward as you see that seasonality, which …

Ag Group, ASI, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, Research, Sheep

Beef. It’s What’s For Families

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Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, consumer, NAFB

BIVI Talks Prevention Tools For Swine Producers

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With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever. The swine group at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) was on hand during NAFB Trade Talk to offer some insight on the most important tools for producers to keep in mind …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, NAFB

Pork Checkoff Marketing Partners

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The Pork Checkoff works to market and promote U.S. pork for producers nationwide. Checkoff dollars allow for the producer to do what they do best – raise pigs – and leave the marketing to the professionals. National Pork Board President, Jan Archer, took me through the role the board plays in the pork community using checkoff dollars to promote U.S. …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAFB, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff