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Georgia Beef Producers to Vote on Continuation of Georgia Beef Commission Check-off

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef was established at the request of Georgia cattlemen in 2014 by the Georgia Legislature. Georgia beef producers voted to approve a marketing order to establish a $1 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Georgia for beef with a value over $100. It is required that the market order be voted on …

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United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report shows cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2017. The inventory was slightly above April 1, 2016. Placements in feedlots during March totaled 2.10 million head, is 11 percent above 2016. Marketing’s of fed cattle during March totaled 1.91 million head, is …

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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 22nd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended April 22nd, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,100 head compared to 13,219 last week and 9,604 year ago. Compared to …

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Agri View: Costly Brush Fire Disasters

Dan Agri View, Forestry

Everett Griner talks about brush fires costly to farmers this year in today’s Agri View.     Back in late February I did the best update I could on agriculture losses in that series of tornadoes that struck all the way from Louisiana into Georgia. You know the general news media never gives a report on farm losses in weather …

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Register Now for Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind their members that their 2017 FCA Convention and Trade Show will take place June 19-22 at a new location, the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. FCA Executive Vice President Jim Handley says they are looking forward to this location hosting their annual event. [/audio]” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”]

APHIS Announces Public Meetings on Animal Disease Traceability

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a series of public meetings to receive input on the current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. The meetings will allow APHIS to hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework, specifically for traceability in cattle and bison.  They …