Animal Ag Bites 9/30

carrie muehlingAgWired Animal, Animal Bites

  • As of September 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) wants to set the record straight when it comes to recent claims by the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM). NCBA CEO Colin Woodall assures members of the organization that NCBA does not use checkoff funds for lobbying or policy work. Read his complete response here.
  • The Meat Industry Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony is coming up January 27, 2020. Co-located with the International Production & Processing Expo, this social event is the perfect way to kick off the week in Atlanta. Register today to help honor the Class of 2019!
  • Randy and Judy Acker of Acker Farms in Middleton, Wisconsin and Kyle Levetzow of Model Dairy Farms in Dodgeville, Wisconsin both will compete on Tuesday, October 2, in the standard corn silage category for the Annual World Forages Analysis Superbowl. Both farms work with Insight FS and submitted samples using InVISION DairySelect FS 61SX1 Hybrid.