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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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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NCBA Tackles Environmental Issues

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) continues to advocate on behalf of cattle producers when it comes to environmental policies regarding climate change and the nation’s waterways. “At the end of the day it’s opposing overburdensome regulation of the cattle industry, and supporting the science,” said Scott Yager, NCBA chief environmental counsel. “Making sure we have good common strategy and …

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Taxing Concerns for Cattle Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the biggest concerns of cattle producers meeting last week at the Cattle Industry Convention is the potential negative impact imposing new transfer taxes would have on them. “Everybody’s talking about it being a death tax, but it actually occurs on gifting as well,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota. “If they …

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Animal Ag News 8/16

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack granted the organizers of the National Beef Checkoff Petition Drive until October 3, 2021 to collect the necessary signatures on the petition calling for a producer vote of the National Beef Checkoff Program. Zoetis announced a new combination product to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and control related fever (pyrexia): Draxxin® KP (tulathromycin and ketoprofen …

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Beef Checkoff Celebrates 35 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

It was 1986 when the beef cattle industry came together in an effort to help itself as prices were plummeting and consumer demand was flagging. A rancher from Wacahoota, Florida by the name of Jo Ann Smith was named as the first chair of the newly formed Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). Fast forward 35 years and today beef prices are …

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