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Police investigate cattle thefts in southeast Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Laramie County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of $10,000 worth of cattle from a pasture in southeast Wyoming. Lt. Don Hollingshead says nine head were taken... Read More

Hofer elected SD Pork Producers Council president

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Ferlyn Hofer, a pork producer from Canistota, SD, to serve as president. Hofer stated “I am honored to have been selected to be the SD Pork Producers President for 201... Read More

World's Largest Cattle-Feeding Operation Being Acquired by Pinnacle Asset Management

OMAHA (DTN) -- JBS USA has announced the sale of the world's largest cattle-feeding operation, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management LP, in a sale valued at approximately $200 million. JBS USA had been shoppi... Read More

U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors’ profits. Large chicken and restaurant companies, ... Read More

Investigation finds no conflict in Yankton hog farms votes

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — An investigation has found that three commissioners didn't violate South Dakota's conflict of interest statute by approving several hog operations in a southeastern county. The Yankton County commissioners themselves asked f... Read More

Iowa Group Calls for Ban on New Livestock Facilities

A group in Iowa wants state lawmakers to ban the construction of animal confinements until Iowa’s water quality is significantly improved. With ties to the Humane Society of the United States, the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture is ask... Read More

*Audio* Gov. Ricketts Announces Red Willow as Newest Livestock Friendly County

MCCOOK – Governor Pete Ricketts named Red Willow County as the newest county in Nebraska, and the first one this year, to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  The LFC program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture ... Read More

Trends, Issues and Production Topics Headline  Nebraska Dairy Convention

Fourth generation California dairy farmer Brad Scott, whose 1,000-cow dairy farm Scott Brother’s Dairy was featured on the television show “Undercover Boss,” is among the featured speakers at the 2018 Nebraska Dairy Convention February 27 at ... Read More

Court Documents Allege Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Imported Beef Likely Being Mislabeled as Product of USA

Billings, Mont. - In court documents filed Friday, ranch groups R-CALF USA and the Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) reinforced their allegation that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is unlawfully helping multinational meatpackers mi... Read More

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Fighting For Wisconsin`S Dairy Farmers, Urges Senate Leadership To Strengthen Dairy Margin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the face of difficult dairy market conditions in Wisconsin and across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Approp... Read More

Animal Agriculture Alliance announces chance for farmers to win free registrations to 2018 Stakeholders Summit

Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that five farmers and ranchers can win a free registration to the 2018 Stakeholders Summit. The 2018 Summit, themed “Protect Your Roots” will be held May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel i... Read More