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Managing manure so everyone wins

Manure is (and always has been) part of livestock production, but in recent years it has been increasingly viewed as an asset instead of a liability. Experts emphasize, however, that to get the full benefits and minimize the drawbacks of manure application for the benefit of all parties involved, planning …

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Key pork trade issues addressed with Vietnam

Following a meeting between President Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the two countries last week announced plans to enhance political, diplomatic, economic and trade relations. Among the topics addressed directly with Vietnam’s prime minister were two key trade access issues for U.S. pork: the use of veterinary drugs …

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USDA seeks to revise schedule GLA specification for Angus certified programs

In response to a request from beef industry stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is revising the live animal specification used for all Angus certified programs (Schedule GLA) to provide more objective phenotypic criteria for identifying eligible cattle. The specification is also being revised to reflect …

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