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. …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending April 14th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 14th, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,200 head compared to 9,741 last week and 10,036 year ago. Compared to …