NIAA is accepting speaker proposals for the 12th Annual Antibiotics Symposium. For more information, click here.

Feed cattle through drought or sell cows now?

Cattlemen and women everywhere are searching for solutions to feed their herds, clinging to the livelihood they’ve spent a lifetime creating.


Peanut skins are the newest ingredient on poultry menu.

The USDA, ARS, and many others are looking into whether peanut skins can be safely and successfully incorporated into poultry diets.



American agriculturalists concerned about potential for extreme ‘climate’ policies – Wyoming rancher and retired attorney Tracy Hunt is concerned that regulations announced last fall by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help propel the U.S. into Netherlands-style turmoil.

USDA has surprise jump in July cattle placements – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 1.77 million head of cattle were placed in feedlots during July, up 2% from a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by Reuters on average had expected 1.713 million head.

Pork industry labor study – Nearly 400 pork producers were surveyed to better understand the current labor situation in hog production, including shortages, open positions and retention.

Turn of the tide? The Guardian blasts organic farming – The Guardian recently published an article blasting organic agriculture. Titled The most damaging farm products? Organic, pasture-fed beef and lamb.

Students bring animal science to the public – Children fitted parts of a model cow’s stomach together like a puzzle; manipulated trays and jars of cow feed; examined cows’ digestive fluids through a microscope; and even peered into and put their hands inside a live fistulated cow.

Veganism might not be the most sustainable diet – Some scientists are upending the traditional wisdom that no meat is best for the planet.

Raising strong sheep and goat offspring begins during pregnancy – Drought affects the growth and birth weight of lambs and kids — the hardships it causes for pregnant animals reduce placental function and the nutrients available to a developing fetus, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.

Purdue launches dashboard to track meat sentiment – Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability has added a meat sentiment dashboard to its roster of free-access food system dashboards. The new dashboard, updated weekly, shows the sentiment and volume of meat and meat alternative mentions in social media and online news.


Georgia Department of Agriculture seeking 
Veterinarian 2 – Meat Inspection

We at the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) take our responsibilities to you very seriously and are committed to protecting and promoting Georgia’s agriculture through superior service and leadership. Under supervision of the GMIS Veterinary Supervisor, this position provides Veterinarian Services to the Meat Inspection Program for specific assigned Districts according to USDA and State rules and regulations, policies, directives, notices, and memoranda. The Veterinarian 2 will have a home headquarters and will need to live within their region of the state. Learn more here.

College Aggies Online

College Aggies Online is an initiative of the Animal Ag Alliance connecting college students from across the country who are passionate about sharing positive, factual information about animal agriculture. Participants receive nine interactive and educational weeks of content to help them become confident and effective communicators for agriculture with guidance from industry and farmer mentors.
The 2022 competition starts September 12. Students and collegiate clubs and classes can sign up here.

California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Branch seeks new Stewardship-focused Veterinarian

CDFA AUS is seeking a veterinarian to join our team researching current livestock health trends and developing resources for on-farm application based on antimicrobial use and disease prevention strategies for California producers and livestock veterinarians. This position qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. CDFA AUS is supportive of personal and professional time off and provides excellent benefits, including top-notch healthcare, dental, and disability insurance. Join our collaborative team! Learn more here.

Update Your Council Preferences

NIAA is updating the lists of council members. Whether you attend every council meeting or have never attended, please review our council list and check the boxes for each council you are interested in. To review the purpose of each council, please visit our website here.


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