animal

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 …

food safety

Food Safety Professionals Ensure that “What’s in Your Meat” is Safe and Wholesome

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

As the head of a public health agency that ensures the safety of meat and poultry, food safety is my number one priority. Americans depend on us to keep their food safe. When you see the USDA mark of inspection, you can have confidence that the products have been inspected and passed – meaning that every carcass has been inspected, …

usda

USDA Looking To Get Rid of Outdated Meat Inspection Regulations

Dan Beef, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

USDA is searching out and looking to eliminate redundant and outdated meat inspection regulations. Gary Crawford has the story. USDA Looking To Get Rid of Outdated Meat Inspection Regulations-1 Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Carmen Rottenberg, talks about one of the reasons why USDA is looking to find and eliminate outdated or redundant regulations. USDA Looking To …

Celebrating National Goat Cheese Month

Celebrating National Goat Cheese Month

Dan Dairy, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom gives a bit of history about the specialty cheese you will want to sink your teeth into this month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Goat Cheese Month August is National Goat Cheese Month. Chances are, if you’ve had a Greek salad with feta, then you’ve tried goat cheese. Most goat cheeses are at their …

japan

Japan Reopens to American Lamb

Dan Exports/Imports, Sheep-Goats

Last week, USDA announced the government of Japan had finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports into the country for the first time in almost 15 years. American Sheep Industry (ASI) Executive Director, Peter Orwick, says they have been working since 2003 to restore this export market. Japan Reopens to American Lamb This announcement comes after extensive work …

japan

USDA Announces Japan to Accept Exports of U.S. Sheep and Goat Meat

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is announcing that the government of Japan has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports into the country for the first time in more than 14 years. “This success is a direct result of USDA’s dedication to helping America’s farmers and ranchers keep and find new markets for their products,” …

sustainability

Sustainability Efforts in the Wool Industry

Dan Sheep-Goats

We talked yesterday again about the sustainability efforts in the beef industry. But other sectors of agriculture are also working on sustainability, including the sheep and wool industry. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) recently provided information through Dr. Paul Swan from Australia, International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) technical advisor on sustainability and the wool life-cycle analysis. He says it’s …