MO Cattlemen Receive Insight On Beef Market

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The 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show was held earlier this month, featuring eight educational sessions as part of the event’s Cattlemen’s College. The sessions allowed producers to learn more about topics like cattle markets, productions technologies, and managing risks. Ed Greiman, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Marketing and International Trade Committee Chairman, led a Cattlemen’s …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, economics, Markets, NCBA

A Discussion on Responsible Antibiotic Use at #AFBF17

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In a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, a veterinary public health expert, spoke about one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture – antibiotic resistance. “Many consumers don’t realize that there is veterinary oversight on the farm,” said Dr. Wishnie. “This gives us opportunities to educate them on …

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A Livestock Market Outlook from #AFBF17

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Dr. Karl Skold, head of agricultural economics at JBS, talked about the ample supplies of meat we will see in 2017 during a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Skold said a historically unusual situation of expanding herds, growing supply and significant demand is driving an overall positive outlook for producers of …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau, Markets, Meat

We All Want Safe Food – Food Safety Rule Challenges

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Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NASDA and AFBF simply want to ensure farmers have the tools needed to meet these …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Food, food safety, NASDA

Anaplasmosis Treatment in Beef Cattle Under VFD

Jamie Johansen 1 Comment

In this week’s AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued …

Animal AgCast, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary, VFD

Dairy Strong Webinar: Cows Don’t Lie

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Dairy Strong and Alltech hosted a cattle health webinar this morning in anticipation of next week’s Dairy Strong Conference, set to be held Jan. 18-19 in Madison, Wisconsin. The 1-hour session featured Tom Lorenzen, on-farm dairy specialist with Alltech. Lorenzen’s discussion focused on the profound impact a cow’s environment can have on her health, production, performance and your bottom line. …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Strong, Health

#TwitterBeef – Wendy’s ‘Fresh, Never Frozen’

Jamie Johansen

This week Wendy’s took on a troll questioning their ‘fresh, never frozen’ beef. This is not the first time Wendy’s has taken pride in the beef they serve. Last year at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, Wendy’s gave away burgers and Frosty’s to cattlemen and women in attendance. I was one of those …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Food

Ethanol Corn Finds New Use in Livestock Feed

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

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Strengthening Demand for U.S. Pork in Mexico

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Gerardo Rodriguez, USMEF marketing director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic explains how successful buyer education programs focused on new product development have helped increase exports of U.S. pork and pork variety meat to Mexico. This is especially beneficial to the U.S. pork industry at a …

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