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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended September 22, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 22, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 21,900 head compared to 6,777 last week and 14,706 …

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Cattle Producer Prepares for Sommet de l’Élevage in France

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock

The Sommet de l’Élevage is holding its 26th annual event October 4–6 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The event is the European Union’s (EU) largest livestock exposition, featuring competitions and a tradeshow. This year, the Sommet is especially exciting for U.S. cattle producers because, for the first time ever, Americans have been invited to the event. Reneé Strickland of Strickland Ranch and …

dairy producers

Dairy Producers Can Opt Out of MPP Coverage

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers you can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  But there is something new this year, in that you can opt out of the program. In order to opt out, a producer should not sign up during the annual registration period. By opting out, a producer would …

processing

Milk Processing Expansion Needed

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

A report by CoBank shows U.S. milk production growth is outpacing processing capacity growth, leaving dairy processors struggling to keep pace. Every year, U.S. dairy farmers produce three billion more pounds of milk than the year before. CoBank says that those increase challenge processers, who will need an estimated 27 billion pounds more of U.S. milk processing capacity over the …

Peanut Milk Coming Soon to Stores Near You

Dan Dairy, Peanuts

The dairy alternatives case will soon welcome a new addition, peanut milk. The new, Milked Peanuts – Chocolate is scheduled to roll out in retail stores across the country in January. Tyron Spearman has the story. From: National Peanut Board The dairy alternatives case will soon welcome a new addition…peanut milk! Elmhurst Milked brand just launched a Milked Peanuts – Chocolate which …

beef

Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that the research essentially counters claims that beef production consumes too much human-edible feed, finding that cattle are net contributors to the global protein supply, and concludes that …

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Cracker Cattle Could Get State Designation

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

Florida cracker cattle would be named the state “heritage cattle breed,” under a proposal filed this week by Rep. MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta. Cracker cattle are descended from Spanish cattle brought to North America in the 16th Century. The proposal (HB 155) is filed for consideration during the 2018 legislative session and, if approved, would place the breed alongside horse conchs, …