GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Beef, environment, International, sustainability

The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef was held earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, and the event featured a diverse group of inspiring keynotes that touched on the global commitment to furthering sustainability efforts. Starting off this year’s event was a speech by Dennis Laycraft, President of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He explained that the ultimate goal … Read More

Dairy Groups Hosting Webinar on EU Geographical Indications

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Export, Export, International, National Milk, USDEC

The three national dairy trade associations have plans to unveil a major economic analysis on the consequences of surrendering to the European Union on common cheese names in a webinar for media Tuesday, October 11, at 11 a.m. EDT. The webinar will include a 60-page analysis that shows how the EU’s anti-competitive approach to geographical indications will cost U.S. dairy … Read More

USMEF Hosts South Korean Meat Buyers

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the home meal replacement (HMR) trends becoming popular among South Korean consumers and the ways that U.S. pork and beef industries can help fill this need. A team of South Koren meat buyers recently visited the U.S. to learn more about the trend and look into possible ways … Read More

Poultry, Egg & Soy Groups Head to Cuba

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Cuba, Eggs, International, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Trade

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 … Read More

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

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 … Read More

U.S. Para-Dressage Team Successful in Rio

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Horses, International, USEF

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 … Read More

USMEF Hosts Producers From Ecuador

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Meat, Trade, USMEF

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 … Read More

Biomin Opens CAN in Austria

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Research

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 … Read More

Producer Team Meets Japanese Meat Buyers

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, International, Markets, Meat, Trade, USMEF

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. … Read More

U.S. Show Jumping Captures Silver At #Rio2016

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, award, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

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 … Read More