Animal Ag News 9/7

Carrie Muehling

  • NCBA’s 9th annual National Anthem Singing Contest sponsored by Norbrook, Inc. is open to current members of NCBA, ANCW, or CBB. The contest winner will sing the Star-Spangled Banner at the Opening General Session and at the Thursday Night NCBA Event at the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention in Houston! Entries will be accepted through October 15, 2021.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation, the U.S. leader in sub-compact and compact tractors, threw its hat into the arena joining new partner PBR (Professional Bull Riders) for its second-annual Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause charity exhibition event from aboard the historic U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington, on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Mike Pompeo, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and secretary of state, will be among featured speakers at Dairy Strong, one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy community.
  • USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) African swine fever (ASF) Action Week is Sept. 13-17. The week includes daily webinars from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. Register to receive daily updates during the week from USDA APHIS.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council denounced the administration’s elevated focus on federal wilderness designations as an overly-broad tool for reaching climate goals and targets laid out under the America the Beautiful conservation campaign.
  • In the serene countryside of northern Illinois, not even 1.5 hours from Chicago, sits an equestrian center with an important mission – one that is curating the healing of veterans through close-knit bonds made with Mustangs. Operation Wild Horse is a program of Veterans R&R, providing “a safe community where veterans, active-duty military, and families can build a significant Mustang/human bond that allows barriers to fall, communication to enhance, and trust to form.” Consisting of a three-person team – the experienced Mustang trainer, veteran coordinator, and the Mustangs themselves – the Operation Wild Horse curriculum assists with Military service-related challenges including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, hyper-vigilance, transition and reintegration issues, deployment, depression, anxiety and much more.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals under FSIS jurisdiction. FSIS will use these comments to inform future regulatory requirements for the labeling of such food products. To view the ANPR and information on how to comment or submit information, visit the FSIS website at
  • The 10th annual National Dairy Council (NDC) New Product Competition seeks the next innovative dairy product from U.S. college students. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete by developing innovative dairy-based products for gamers. Successful entries will meet competition criteria, demonstrate innovation and provide value to consumers. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 17, 2022.
  • Record high boxed beef prices, coupled with struggling fat cattle prices has magnified the work that R-CALF USA is doing on behalf of the cattle industry. Support showed as producers gathered to raise money that would further R-CALF USA’s efforts that range from, but are not exclusive to, increasing fat cattle market competition to reinstating a mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) law for beef.
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