Poultry, Egg & Soy Groups Head to Cuba

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The heads of four national U.S. poultry and egg organizations will lead a delegation representing the poultry, egg and U.S. soybean industries to Cuba for a fact-finding trade mission Sept. 27-30. Last week I traveled to Cuba with an agricultural media delegation and spent our time immersed in Cuban culture and agriculture. I am still regaining my wits and can’t …

Ag Group, Cuba, Eggs, International, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Trade

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Cargill Animal Nutrition is partnering with Heifer International to enable the expansion of 450 women-led, family-owned poultry farms in Qingshen, China. The farms will receive chicks and business training along with access to nutrition expertise and veterinary support. The Qingshen Sustainable Livelihood and Community Holistic Development Project plans to initially provide 150 small-scale farms with 100 baby chicks each along …

Ag Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

U.S. Para-Dressage Team Successful in Rio

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Following five days of dressage testing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the U.S. Para-Equestrian Team finished 12th in Team standings. Great Britain continued their streak of winning the team gold, having won the title in every games since para-dressage’s inception at the 1996 Paralympic Games. Silver went to Germany, and the Netherlands took the Bronze. The …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Horses, International, USEF

USMEF Hosts Producers From Ecuador

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF Technical Services Manager Cheyenne McEndaffer reflects on last week’s visit from a team of food and livestock industry leaders from Ecuador. The team visited the USMEF Denver headquarters to learn more about the U.S. meat industry and USMEF’s role in expanding global exports of U.S. beef, pork …

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

Biomin Opens CAN in Austria

Lizzy Schultz

Biomin has recently introduced its seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN) with the announcement if its new facility in Tulln, Austria. The facility’s in vivo research will focus on piglet and broiler nutrition. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and has the ability to perform digestibility tests, kinetics studies biomarker identification, and ex-vivo sampling for next generation sequencing …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Research

Producer Team Meets Japanese Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the team of pork, beef, corn and soybean producers who recently visited Tokyo to meet with Japanese meat buyers and other food industry professionals. The team worked to examine marketing opportunities for U.S. red meat in Japan, and also met with leading members of Tokyo’s food trade media. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, International, Markets, Meat, Trade, USMEF

U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Silver medal in a down-to-the-wire competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team, composed of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur, beat out Germany, who captured the Bronze medal following a jump-off with Canada, for the honor. The French Show …

Ag Group, award, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

USMEF Hosts Reception in South Africa

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) comes to us from Johannesburg, South Africa, where USMEF is holding its first South Africa Seminar and Buyers Reception. At the reception, U.S. red meat exporters will have the opportunity to meet and network with importers from South Africa. “The regained access on beef and pork into South Africa …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Export, Export, International, Markets, Meat, USMEF

US-Mexico Dairy Alliance Forms

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations have pledged to work together towards improving trade between the two countries, addressing mutual challenges, and increasing dairy consumption while promoting milk production on both sides of the border. A memorandum, signed by the dairy leaders after a two day summit this week, created a US-Mexico Dairy Alliance. The Alliance will meet …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, National Milk, Trade

USMEF Reports on 2016 Export Results

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) provides a summary of U.S. pork and beef export results for the first six months of 2016. The report highlights the success for U.S. pork and beef exports during June, and how that month’s success helped drive the export growth for the first sixth months of 2016. Though demand …

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