livestock

Global Livestock Show Worth The Trip – Sommet De L’Elevage

Dan Cattle, Sheep-Goats

U.S. cattle and livestock producers interested in keeping up with their industry in other parts of the world first-hand should consider a visit to one of the world’s largest and best run annual livestock events, the Sommet De L’Elevage (Livestock Summit) in Clermont-Ferrand, France held the first week in October. I can attest from first-hand experience as the first American farm journalist to …

beef

April Beef, Pork Exports Below 2018 Levels

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Sheep-Goats

April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than in 2018, while U.S. lamb exports continued to trend higher. The numbers come from data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports totaled just over 105 metric tons in April, five percent lower year-over-year, although the export value was down just slightly to $674.2 …

asi

ASI President Benny Cox Talks Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, Sheep-Goats, Trade

Trade is an important issue to all of agriculture, including the American Sheep Industry (ASI). And ASI President Benny Cox discusses the ongoing trade disruption with China and how it is affecting sheep producers. Cox looks at what ASI is doing to ensure sheep and wool producers can weather the challenge of retaliatory tariffs.

sheep

Cattlemen, Sheep Producers Urge Senate Action

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) praised the passage of H.R. 6784, the Manage our Wolves Act. The Act requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Similar action was initially proposed by the FWS under …

animal disease

USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs, announced USDA’s four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. “The landscape surrounding animal disease traceability has changed dramatically in the past decade, and producers across the nation recognize that a comprehensive …

dairy producers

USDA Says Meat and Animal Product Exports up in 2018

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

All major U.S. animal protein sources experienced growth in exports in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said this week that trade data for the first half of the year indicate year-over-year growth for U.S. exports of all major meats as well as dairy and eggs. Dairy …