Learn more about our advanced training for animal agriculture leaders and make your nominations by tomorrow, January 14.


The Animal Identification and Information Systems council meeting has been rescheduled to February 8 at 2:00 p.m. central. Learn more and register for the meeting here. 

Farmers and ranchers should prepare now for 2023 antibiotic guidelines  

The intent of the new antibiotic guidance is to ensure antimicrobials important for humans are not being overused or used incorrectly.


Phytogenic growth promoter makes a promising alternative to antibiotics

New growth enhancers include botanical additives. Learn more about how these extracts act on the appetite and intestinal microflora.



US prevails in dairy trade dispute with Canada – “This historic win will help eliminate unjustified trade restrictions on American dairy products, and will ensure that the U.S. dairy industry and its workers get the full benefit of the USMCA,”  Representative Tai said.

Is 2022 the year US offshore aquaculture finally gains traction? –  The new campaign manager for Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) believes there is opportunity to move the needle at the federal level this year to establish offshore aquaculture in US waters.

US meat production slows as Covid cases surge – Rising COVID-19 infections among US workers have forced meat plants to slow production and the government to replace slaughterhouse inspectors.

Milk companies look west, pressuring Northeast dairy farmers – Organic milk has been a lifeline for small farms in New England states. Now those farms are facing trouble as milk processors look to huge dairies in Western states.

Communicating the virtuous cycle of beef production – Communicating the sustainability benefits of beef production is a win-win for every component of the value chain, including the consumer.

The history of Americans’ sheepishness about lamb – Iker Saitua, assistant professor of economic history at the University of the Basque Country in Spain, examines the long history of Americans’ relationship with lamb and mutton.

New market for U.S. pork opens in India – India has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork and pork products into its country.

Tacos-as-a-service? 🌮 – Taco Bell has been testing a subscription service: $10/month for 1 taco every day. Janette Barnard weighs the disruption possibilities.


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

The main purpose of this field-based position in Kansas and Texas is to support technical implementation of TAGim™, an innovative system for real-time monitoring of cattle health in feedlots. This Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) preclinical disease detection tool, automatically alerts feedlot operators of livestock in suspected ill health. TAGim™ aims to improve animal welfare, contribute to judicious use of antibiotics, as well as increase producer profitability and economic sustainability. View full job description here.

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