Animal Ag News 10/10

Carrie Muehling

  • Families can expect to pay record high prices at the grocery store for turkey this upcoming holiday season thanks to the impacts of the bird flu and inflation. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed turkey and egg costs in their latest Market Intel.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry.
  • Vytelle released their participation in a pilot project that is part of the USDA Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities Initiative. This project, led by Low Carbon Beef, a certification company, will implement climate-smart methods in beef production, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, expanding climate-smart markets, and generating carbon credit revenue for producers.
  • The National Bison Association, in cooperation with Ruhter Bison LLC and the Illinois/Indiana Bison Association, will hold its next Regenerative Bison Ranching Field Day in and around Crystal Lake, IL on Saturday, October 15th.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, The National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Farmers of America, issued a study quantifying the benefits of modern dairy technologies and how they have positively impacted consumers, dairy farmers and cows over the past 15 years.
  • The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, opened its new research facility during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center.
  • Register for the free Stockmanship & Stewardship virtual event to be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. This online version of the popular in-person event provides an opportunity for cattle producers to learn about beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how consumer concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.
  • Trust In Beef has named Chad Ellis, a rancher from Lohn, Texas, and CEO of Texas Agricultural Land Trust, as founding chair of the collaborative value chain program. Ellis is a longtime conservation agriculture executive whose deep experience includes leadership roles at Noble Research Institute and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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