Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being. Livestock groups say this is good news. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a waiver from a requirement that certain drivers install Electronic …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Cattle, Livestock, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Transportation

BQA’s New Transportation Training & Certification Program

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The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has launched a new training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. Online training will be made available beginning immediately, and in-person training opportunities will begin soon. “The BQA …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, BQA, Cattle

Alltech 37+® Test Now Identifies 5 Extra Mycotoxins

Jamie Johansen

The Alltech 37+® test now identifies five extra mycotoxins that can threaten animal health and producer profitability. This brings the total for testing and analyzing samples to over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed. Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is very important for farmers. Alltech is a world leader in mycotoxin …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Cattle, Feed

John Deere Introduces New HarvestLab™ 3000

Jamie Johansen

To help beef and dairy producers more accurately and quickly measure certain nutrient values of the forages they’re harvesting and feeding their livestock, John Deere is introducing the new HarvestLab™ 3000. John Deere HarvestLab 3000 uses Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to evaluate constituent characteristics such as moisture, dry matter, protein, starch, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) or acid detergent fiber (ADF). Results …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Forage, John Deere

Beef Board CEO Search

Jamie Johansen

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has announced a national search to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer after accepting the resignation of current CEO Polly Ruhland in late August. CBB’s primary function is to oversee and administrate the national beef checkoff through the management of programs that are proposed and carried out by various contractors. As …

Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, Company Announcement

U.S. & Mexican Dairy Industries Make United Call for NAFTA

Jamie Johansen

According to the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. and Mexican dairy industries released a unified list of priorities that includes modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to solidify their strong dairy market partnership, and addressing concerns about Canadian and European dairy policies during the United States-Mexico Dairy Alliance. The …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Group, Export, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

Japan Increases Tariff on U.S. Frozen Beef

Jamie Johansen

The government of Japan says rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase in Japan’s tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the U.S. Exports of beef and beef products to Japan totaled $1.5 billion last year, making it our …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Trade, usda

National Dairy FARM’s 2017 Evaluator Conference

Jamie Johansen

The second annual National Dairy FARM Program Evaluator Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., from July 18-19. More than 400 certified FARM Program evaluators will have the chance to network and discuss relevant topics in animal care, environmental stewardship and antibiotic stewardship. FARM evaluators will spend a day with Elanco staff, focusing on professional development and learning more about …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy

Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Regulations

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) filed comments to the EPA calling for immediate action on several regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations. The groups said that the regulations, “inhibit job creation, are ineffective, are unnecessary, or impose costs that exceed the environmental benefits. Often, these regulations impose federal requirements on cattle …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, environment, EPA, Government, Land, NCBA, PLC

U.S. Beef Regaining Access to China

Jamie Johansen

The Trump administration has announced that following one more round of technical consultations between the United States and China, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017. The U.S. …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Government, NCBA, Trade, USMEF