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Another region affected by African swine fever

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has added Mongolia to the list of regions we consider to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We took this action on January 29, 2019 ... Read More

Biosecurity featured at The Exposition pig show

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Pork Checkoff, in collaboration with the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred – the nation’s largest youth swine organizations – led an industry panel on biosecurity and farm preparation. Nearly 1,400 ex... Read More

Indiana Farm Suspends Delivery Following Animal Abuse Video

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A famous northwestern Indiana dairy farm's home delivery service has temporarily suspended deliveries, in part to protect drivers it says are facing harassment following the release of graphic undercover video showing workers... Read More

April Beef and Pork Exports below 2018 Levels; Lamb Still Trending Higher

April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than a year ago while U.S. lamb exports continued their upward trend, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports totaled 105,241 metric to... Read More

Will Beef Beat 'The Impossible?' -- Friday Five (June 7, 2019)

Farm broadcaster Bryce Doeschot's taste buds are put to the test in this 'Impossible' edition of Friday Five. With all the buzz about plant-based meats, Bryce and Alex had to take part. Watch Friday Five as Bryce blindly compares an Impossible ... Read More

Engler Entrepreneurship Journey: Hannah Esch

A conversation with a removed consumer, an internship in California and endless support from her family allowed Hannah Esch to build Oak Barn Beef. Esch grew up on her family's beef operation near Unadilla, Nebr. With the guidance of her parents, ... Read More

Court fight could affect future of bison in Montana

The Democratic governor of Montana who is running for president and the Republican secretary of state who wants his job were locked in a constitutional dispute over a uniquely Western issue that lies at the intersection of politics, wildlife, agricul... Read More

Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at famous farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an In... Read More

Gov. Ricketts proclaims June as Dairy Month

On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed June as Dairy Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Dairy Month is celebrated in Nebraska each June to highlight the importance of Nebraska’s dairy farmers to agriculture a... Read More

Pork Checkoff Names 2019-2020 Officers

DES MOINES, IOWA – June 5, 2019 – David Newman, a pork producer from Arkansas, was elected president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Board’s 15 producer-directors r... Read More

Dairy Cows Come to the Omaha Zoo!

Dairy cows were the main attraction at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium June 2-3 for Moo at the Zoo. Moo at the Zoo is an event designed to educate consumers about the Nebraska dairy industry. Classic Dairy in Jansen, Nebraska, a fam... Read More

CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever, Averaging 23.9 Million Contracts Per Day in May 2019

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 23.9 million contracts during May 2019, up 19% from May 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of May was 143 million contracts, up 24% from y... Read More

Brazil suspends beef exports to China due to 'mad cow' case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of "mad cow disease," describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak. A spokesperson for Brazil's agriculture ministry sa... Read More

Face Fly Controls and Pregnant Cows

QUESTION I have been using loose cattle mineral with an additive for fly control. It will only control horn flies. I want to switch to another product to help control face flies, but both the loose mineral and the supplement blocks I can find that w... Read More