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New Effort to Promote Lean Beef in Alabama

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In Alabama, efforts have been underway for many years to work with those in the nutrition industry, including attending various conferences and meetings to get the message of healthy beef out to dieticians across the state. And in this week’s beef checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Erin Beasley talks about something new in Alabama to work even …

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Atypical BSE Cow Discovered through Routine Testing

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has confirmed they are working with USDA officials to address a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. Hassey Brooks, ADAI deputy commissioner, says this was found through routine testing.

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Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Detected in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama.  This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) …

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New Class for Alabama Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) recognizes the need to cultivate future leaders of the association and industry, and that’s how the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program (YCLP) got started. The program is funded in part by the Alabama State Beef Checkoff, and ACA’s Erin Beasley says another class is underway. The YCLP’s first event was attending last week’s spring board meeting. …