A Price Boost for Livestock Producers

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices Report reflects an overall decline in prices received for commodities. And according to a story from Rod Bain, the report also shows many livestock producers receiving more price-wise for their goods. A Price Boost for Livestock Producers


Suspension of Pet and Livestock Movement Requirements to Assist Evacuations

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced the temporary suspension of intrastate movement requirements for the transportation of animals from the areas expected to be impacted by Hurricane Michael. Additionally, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi have waived their interstate import requirements for Florida pets and livestock. “By suspending the movement requirements for the transportation of animals, we can ensure that Floridians …


UGA Extension Hosting Advanced Grazing School

Dan Cattle, Georgia, Livestock

University of Georgia (UGA) Extension will host a two-day Advanced Grazing School September 18-19, designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of two key aspects of their grazing systems. The focus areas include choosing the right pasture species, designing a grazing system that works best for your operation, and how to profitably fertilize pastures for optimal performance. The two …


Senate Approves Roberts’ Efforts to Improve Access to New Drugs for Animals

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts applauded Senate approval of legislation to speed access to new animal drugs for veterinarians. The provision by Roberts was approved earlier this week that would allow access to new animal drugs through conditional approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Roberts’ provision on conditional approval was included in the Animal Drug and Animal Generic …

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How Relief Plan Helps Livestock and Dairy Producers

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy

It was announced by USDA this week that they are going to take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. Specifically, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods. And in a story from …

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Latest Pasture Condition Numbers

Dan Cattle

A drop in good pasture condition ratings this past week is equivalent to an increase in poor pasture ratings. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at pasture conditions around the country. Latest Pasture Condition Numbers


Livestock Groups Highlight Misuse of Environmental Laws

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

Cattle and sheep producers warned Congress that environmental laws are increasingly being misused by fringe activist groups and pose a growing threat to grazing on federal lands. The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and the Environment held a hearing. It was in response to mounting challenges faced by ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands …


Large Livestock Loan Drive Rise in Farm Lending

Dan Cattle, Economy, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Federal Reserve’s Agricultural Finance Databook says lending activity in the agricultural sector increased slightly in the second quarter of 2018. The overall number of non-real estate farm loans was roughly two percent higher than at the same time in 2017. The slight increase was supported primarily by larger loans for livestock. In the short term, The Kansas City Fed …

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Report Says Meat, Dairy to Become World’s Biggest Polluters

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Livestock

The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers could soon take the top spot as the world’s biggest polluters. A new report from the nonprofit GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy says meat and dairy could soon produce more greenhouse gasses than oil giants Exxon, Shell, and BP. Zero Hedge Dot Com lists those five ag companies …


Sommet De L’Elevage Livestock Show Coming Up in October

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A 27th Edition that is Looking Extremely Promising With 1,500 exhibitors from 32 countries occupying 180,000 m² of show space, 2,000 animals and 95,000 visitors from the farming industry, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is now recognised as a reference among the world’s largest livestock shows. Judging and animal presentations, technical innovations, business meetings, farmer events and conferences covering the hot …