Register For The Latest Cattlemen's Webinar Series

Lizzy Schultz

Register today for the upcoming Cattlemen’s Webinar Series, hosted by the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Beef Leaders. The webinar, titled “Bridging the Generational Gap Among Ranch Families”, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 7:00 pm CDT. The webinar focuses on the future of the beef industry, a top priority for all producers, and the importance of …

Ag Group, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Production, Ranches, Webinar

Antibiotic-Free Production Tips from Alltech

Lizzy Schultz

Antibiotic-free brands, such as Open Prairie Natural Pork, Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Farm Promise Pork and Niman Ranch, are popping up in meat counters across the United States, and according to Dr. Tom Gillespie, a veterinarian with Rensselaer Swine Services, this shift in production is likely to grow and stay. “The movement has finally impacted consumer choices in the …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Production, Veterinary

Health & Safety of Employees Top Priority for Poultry Processors

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their contributions in helping to produce our food. We’re troubled by these claims but also question this group’s efforts to …

Ag Group, Chicken, Food, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Production, US Poultry

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy Schultz

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Alltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

Poultry Processor Workshop on New Tech & Management

Jamie Johansen

Poultry processing plant management plays an important role in today’s fast-paced poultry industry. USPOULTRY’s 2016 Poultry Processor Workshop will provide the latest information on the new technology, management techniques and inspection issues affecting processing operations. This year’s workshop will be held May 11-12, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. “As increasing automation and new management techniques occur, the …

Ag Group, food safety, Poultry, Production

Animal Ag Supports National Economy

Lizzy Schultz

A new soy-checkoff-funded study has found that animal agriculture plays a signifiant role in the support of the nation’s economy. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. soy’s top end user, increased gross national product by $123 billion in economic output, improved household earnings by over $21 billion and added 645,629 jobs from 2004-2014. According to the Economic Analysis of Animal …

Ag Group, economics, Farming, Livestock, Production, Research, soybeans

Two Missouri Counties Deemed Agri-Ready

Lizzy Schultz

Missouri Farmers Care recently announced that Audrain and Carroll have become the first counties in Missouri to receive the program’s new “Agri-Ready” designation. The announcement, made earlier this month at the Audrain Agribusiness luncheon in Mexico, Missouri, included Agri-Ready’s hope that the designations will encourage growth and development of local agricultural enterprises. The Agri-Ready program, established in 2015, was developed …

Ag Group, Farming, Production, sustainability

AgGenetics Launches Financing Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

AgGenetics, an animal health and biotechnology company, recently launched a $5 million equity financing campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. The action comes in response to the ever-increasing demand for animal protein, which is projected to grow by nearly 40% in the next 20 years. No effective or economically viable models for addressing this demand currently exist. …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, Breeding, Breeds, Genetics, Production, Research

Sheep Industry Releases New Best Practices

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Sheep Industry Convention introduced lamb producers to the industry’s first set of Productivity Best Practices. The new list of Best Practices to Increase Lamb Crop were developed by sheep producers and production experts with the intent to give sheep producers more control over price volatility, as Lambs sold per ewe is the biggest influence on profitability. Best practices …

Ag Group, Lamb, Production, Sheep

US Hogs and Pigs Inventory Up By One Percent

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) states that there is an increase in the number of hogs and pigs in this country. As of December 1, there were 68.3 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms. The number is a 1 percent increase from December 2014, as …

Ag Group, Industry News, NASS, Production, Production Poll, Research, Swine, usda