southeast

Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy producers, managers, herdsmen, veterinarians, and consultants are invited to attend the first module of the Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program (SDSP). It will be held in Okeechobee, FL, on April 25 and in Valdosta, GA on April 26. The SDSP will provide up to date training for dairy producers, managers, herdsmen, veterinarians, and consultants in areas relevant to animal welfare …

nafta

NAFTA Talks Progressing

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are hopeful to reach a consensus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by early May. A trade negotiator from Mexico says “there’s a very high probability of reaching an agreement in principle,” within the next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trade leaders from each nation met in Washington, …

food

Agri View: Cattle Trade

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Trade

Everett Griner talks about why dropping out of TPP is not good for cattle trade in today’s Agri View. Cattle Trade I don’t know if it is to late for us to get involved in the TPP International Trade Pact or not. But presently, our President has withdrawn us completely. Let’s see, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, and Hong Kong …

marfrig

Marfrig Becomes World’s 2nd Largest Beef Processor

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

It was announced this morning that Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods has reached an agreement to acquire 51 percent of National Beef Packing Company for $969 million, thus making them the world’s second largest beef processor. According to a story from meat industry publication Meatingplace, Marfrig CEO Martín Secco said “With the transaction, we will have operations in the two largest …

georgia

Legislative Issues Discussed at GCA Convention

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Legislative

The 2018 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention wraps up today in Perry. Folks from across the state have been on hand to take in the big trade show and discuss various topics affecting the cattle industry. GCA Executive Vice President, Will Bentley, discusses some of the legislative issues important to agriculture that the Georgia General Assembly dealt with this year. Legislative …

weekly livestock market report

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 06, 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 06, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 10,100 head compared …

georgia

Good Crowd Attends Georgia Forage Conference

Dan Cattle, Georgia

Day two of the annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show is taking place today at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Yesterday’s events included the annual Forage Conference, which has been a good kick-off for the GCA Convention the past few years. And University of Georgia Professor and State Forage Specialist, Dennis Hancock, is pleased with this year’s …