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Global Livestock Show Worth The Trip – Sommet De L’Elevage

Dan Cattle, Sheep-Goats

U.S. cattle and livestock producers interested in keeping up with their industry in other parts of the world first-hand should consider a visit to one of the world’s largest and best run annual livestock events, the Sommet De L’Elevage (Livestock Summit) in Clermont-Ferrand, France held the first week in October. I can attest from first-hand experience as the first American farm journalist to …

Farmers Preparing for Drought Conditions

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Drought, Industry News Release, Livestock, Water

While recent rains were welcome, more than 34 percent of Alabama still faces abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This has many livestock producers worried about providing their animals with enough to eat and drink. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension animal science regional agent, said some northeastern Alabama areas are starting to see effects of the abnormally dry weather. “Water …

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Second Hours-of-Service Bill Introduced in Congress

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act was introduced in the Senate earlier this week. Now, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson and Greg Pence of Indiana introduced H.R. Bill 2460, the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act. The legislation is a companion to a Senate Bill introduced last February and already drawing bipartisan supporters. It would require the Secretary of Transportation …

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Flooding Affecting Nutrition and Diets of Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Flooding and increased rainfall in north and central Alabama are causing major problems for livestock producers. In addition to the obvious affects, producers must also take into consideration the affects the flooding is having on the nutrition and diets of livestock. Landon Marks, an Alabama Extension regional agent of animal science and forages, said flooding in pastures is causing issues …

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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

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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 …