Livestock

China announces it will lift ban on U.S. beef

Following a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China, an announcement from the Chinese Government indicates they will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age. “This is great news for U.S. beef producers,” said Kent Bacus, director of international trade for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “While these initial reports [...]

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Antibiotic resistance travels says research at FSR

The Farm Science Review’s “Ask the Experts” booth covers a wide range of topics affecting agriculture today. A popular subject this year is antibiotic resistance, especially with the impending Veterinary Feed Directive set to take place in January of 2017. “Antibiotics are used often in medicine — human and veterinarian — and they’re great. They [...]

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Fall manure application tips

Silage harvest is moving along rapidly in Ohio, with corn and soybean harvest expected to be earlier this year than normal. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators will be applying both liquid and solid manure as fields become available. For poultry manure, handlers are reminded to stockpile poultry litter close to the fields actually receiving [...]

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West Nile Virus confirmed in an Ohio horse

The first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Ohio horse has been confirmed in 2016. Testing on samples taken from a seven-year-old Standardbred in Tuscarawas County confirmed the positive WNV diagnosis to the Ohio Department of Agriculture Sept. 12. The horse’s veterinarian first examined the animal Aug. 29. The animal was euthanized [...]

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OCA accepting consignments for Replacement Female Sale

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is currently accepting bred female consignments for the Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be held Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock in Zanesville. The sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may [...]

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USDA delays implementation of enhancement to pork cutout

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is postponing to Oct. 31 from Sept. 12 implementation of an enhancement to the pork carcass cutout. The pork cutout is an estimated value for a hog carcass based on current wholesale prices paid for sub-primal pork cuts. AMS is adding muscle cuts (insides, outsides and knuckles) to the ham [...]

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Dairy groups urge trade officials to challenge new protectionist dairy policy in Canada

Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand today issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing indignation about Canada’s recent actions to deepen its already prohibitive restrictions on dairy trade. “For years U.S. exporters have borne the brunt of a continuing procession of new Canadian [...]

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Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host Cattlemen’s Camp

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their first annual Cattlemen’s Camp on October 15-16, 2016 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. This educational, fun-filled weekend will be a hands-on opportunity for youth and their families to gain experience with their beef projects. Attendees are invited to bring their calf project along [...]

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Addressing cattle market volatility

After hearing concerns from membership nationwide, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is addressing the CME Group about volatility in the cattle markets. Increased volatility caught the attention of producers at the end of 2015 and it remains a concern. “This volatility is absolutely killing our producers who are trying to use these tools to manage risk [...]

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July beef and pork export volumes higher year-over-year

U.S. red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for both U.S. beef and pork trending higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef export value was down from last July, but pork export value increased significantly. July beef export [...]

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