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Bama’s Best Beef Contest Underway

Dan Alabama, Beef

If you’ve ever eaten an unforgettable beef dish or have a favorite dive you want everyone to know about, then you are encouraged to let folks know through the 3rd annual “Bama’s Best Beef Contest.” Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Director of Social Media and Communications Kayla Greer says the contest is now underway. Bama’s Best Beef Contest Underway

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Rabobank: Domestic Dairy Demand to Climb in 2018

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Domestic demand for dairy products like natural cheese and butter, along with premium dairy products, should rise in the second half of 2018. That prediction comes from Rabobank in its Dairy Quarterly 1 Report. “The stronger economic growth is projected to come mostly from the recent tax policy change, which translates to stronger dairy demand through increased food service and …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 13, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended April 13, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,600 head compared …

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UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Georgia, Livestock

The UGA Forage Team is proud to announce the return of the popular alfalfa workshops. UGA Extension will host four, one-day workshops entitled “Alfalfa in the South“. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the UGA Animal and Dairy Sciences Department, says they are excited about the expansion of alfalfa. UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops The workshops will be held: …

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Peterson Introduces MPP Replacement Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson this week introduced the Dairy Risk Management Act. Peterson says the legislation would provide dairy farmers with a strong safety net to address volatile market conditions outside of their control. The act would replace the Margin Protection Program with the Dairy Risk Management Program. Peterson says dairy farmers from his congressional district and …

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USDA Proposes to Update Branding Requirements for Cattle from Mexico

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to update its branding requirements for cattle entering the United States from Mexico. The changes would simplify the branding requirements, making the brands easier to apply and read, reducing errors. They would ensure Mexican cattle are easily identifiable and traceable for the remainder of …

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Signup Underway for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy

It was recently announced that dairy producers would soon be able to enroll in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened the enrollment …

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Acclaimed Cattle Nutrition Expert Named Director of UF/IFAS NFREC

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release, Research

When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant between Oklahoma City and El Paso before I was 12 years old,” Aiken joked. So, when it came time to choose a college major, animal …