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African Swine Fever Continues to Spread Overseas

Another province in China is now infected with African Swine Fever. A Pork Checkoff report says there are now 24 distinct areas in China that have tested positive for the disease. China is requirin... Read More

Colorado animal sanctuary saves hundreds of chickens

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sanctuary for farm animals says it found cannibalism, infections and fractured wings while rescuing chickens from a farm. The Daily Camera reports Chrissy Dinardo, the development director at Luvin Arms, in Erie, ... Read More

NDA Announces New App for Electronic Livestock Health Certificates

LINCOLN –The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) recently initiated an easier, more convenient way for livestock health certificates to be completed. NDA's Animal Disease Traceability program recently launched a new application designed for N... Read More

Checkoff-Funded Beef Quality Assurance Program’s  Online Certification Option Reaches Major Milestone

CENTENNIAL, CO (Jan. 14, 2019) – More than 50,000 cattle producers have been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program’s new online learning system since it was first offered in February 2017. Throughout the country hundreds of thousan... Read More

K-State to host Junior Swine, Meat Goat Days in March

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host two junior producer days to help youth increase their knowledge about livestock production and management. The Junior Swine Producer day is set for March 9, and the Junior Meat Goat Producer da... Read More

Nominations Open for 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

Nominate a deserving pig farmer by March 10 DES MOINES, IOWA – Jan. 14, 2019 – The National Pork Board is accepting nominations for its 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award through Sunday, March 10, at americaspigfarmer.com. The a... Read More

EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

The European Union's executive body is supporting Poland's slaughter of wild boars as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever. The government's decision to shoot some 200,000 wild boars this hunting se... Read More

Tri-State Cow/calf Symposium February 8 @ 9:00 AM Mountain Time

Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium will be held at the Wesleyan Church in Imperial Nebraska on February 8 with registration at 9:00 AM and the program starting at 9:30 AM MT.  The program was developed by Extension Educators and Specialists from Colorado ... Read More

Taco Bell Promises More Sustainable Beef

Taco Bell recently outlined a series of changes it intends to make in 2019. The goal of the changes is to move the business in an eco-friendlier direction into the future. The food service chain, featuring more than 7,000 restaurants around the na... Read More

Beef profit tips programs to be held in Nebraska

During the winter of 2019 Nebraska Extension will host 17 beef profitability workshops in Nebraska to help Beef Producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information. Topics will vary depending on pr... Read More

New Research Reveals How Americans are Eating Tonight

The National Pork Board released the first report from its ambitious and comprehensive Insight to Actionresearch program. The report, Dinner at Home in America, examines the contextual occasions in which Americans are eating dinner in the home. The... Read More