Animal Ag News 10/11

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The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released its biennial 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report inclusive of progress made in 2019 and 2020 within environmental stewardship and broader social responsibility commitments to people, animals and communities. Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative is making available a resource that journalists might find useful. Dr. Marin Bozic, a nationally recognized agricultural economist at the …

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Animal Ag News 10/4

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The MILK Business Conference, the only event that focuses exclusively on every business aspect of dairy operations, is set for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2021, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will offer educational and networking opportunities for dairy industry leaders, live and in person, and will take place prior to the start of the National …

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Animal Ag News 9/27

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A recent study by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) indicates that U.S. beef and pork exports added 41 cents per bushel to the value of corn in 2020. That’s 11.5% of the average annual price of $3.52/bushel, and the overall value of red meat exports was $5.8 billion. The North American Meat Institute announced that it will join the …

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Animal Ag News 9/20

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council condemned the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to relocate its headquarters to Washington, D.C. amid multiple, historic environmental crises in the western United States. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council said they are confident that the newly announced review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will confirm …

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Animal Ag News 9/13

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Trust In Beef is a new effort to empower beef producers on their sustainability journey and provide consumers with real-life proof of the continuously improving environmental performance of American beef. The program is led by Farm Journal‘s social purpose initiative, Trust In Food, and its industry-leading beef brand, Drovers. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and …

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Enogen Corn Could Increase Beef Producer Sustainability

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A five percent increase in feed efficiency can not only help livestock producers save some money, it can also help increase their sustainability. Syngenta Seeds has found through research around the country that using Enogen corn for feed delivers an average 5% increase in feed efficiency, according to Chris Cook, Head, Enogen at Syngenta Seeds. “Potential feed efficiency gains of …

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Animal Ag News 9/7

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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, …

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Animal Ag News 8/30

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Harris Teeter announced that the company is selling its Hunter Farms dairy processing plant to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc. The sale is expected to close Aug. 30, 2021. With less than five months before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts intends to enforce its proposed Regulations Implementing the Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals, the North American …

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Animal Ag News 8/24

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For years, World Dairy Expo® has been the place to introduce new ideas and innovations to the global dairy industry. The World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight takes this tradition to the next level by creating a platform, both virtually and in Madison, for dairy technology start-ups to formally present their ideas to dairy producers around the globe. The 2021 World …

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USDA Adopts Market Transparency Policies Backed by NCBA

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues work toward and support policies that will help those working in all areas of the cattle industry. “There is no such thing as a silver bullet, one size fits all, policy solution to these issues. It’s going to have to be a multi-faceted broad approach where we kind of take little chunks out of …

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