NIAA WEEKLY BULLETIN
June 17, 2021
How cow comfort systems have changed over time
A Nebraska Farmer article from 1915 contrasts today’s advancements in cow comfort.
Most dairy cows related, and scientists are worried
Holsteins produce 94% of the nation’s milk, but now there are genetic health concerns.
More news in ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Plant-based milk that mimics dairy – NotMilk is claiming to make vegan milk that can taste, cook and froth like cow’s milk — much like imitation-meat makers did with beef a few years ago.
Cargill joins U.S. CattleTrace program – The goal of the program is to build a national infrastructure for disease traceability.
USDA to address Packers and Stockyards Act issues through upcoming rulemaking – The Department of Agriculture plans to unveil three proposed rules meant to strengthen enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Tyson Foods, Inc. announces aggressive sustainability targets – Company releases 2020 Sustainability Report and pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Quebec pork plant strike has U.S. packers making Canadian bacon – A workers’ strike at a pork plant in Quebec is allowing U.S meatpackers – who are struggling to find enough domestic pigs – to process Canadian pork instead.
Fewer over-the-counter antibiotics for livestock – FDA declares drugmakers will have two years to change the sales availability of some medically important livestock antimicrobials to prescription-only.
Dairy packaging market to hit USD 85.8 billion by 2027 emissions – Biodegradable packaging is triggering demand in the global dairy packaging market.
Fishmeal is fading as a feed ingredient – Farmed algae, microbes, yeast and insects are increasing commercial quantities and gathering more market share on a daily basis, while the fishmeal and oil suppliers tread water.
Vermont’s Farm to Plate program – This food system plan is being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector and to improve access to healthy local.
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EVENTS IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
- One Health 101 Webinar Series – June 30
- Chicken Marketing Summit – July 18-20
- Digital Animal Health Summit – August 24-26
- Introduction to Butchering Seminar: August 21–22
- AABP Annual Conference Salt Lake City: Science with Practice – October 7-9
- NIAA’s 11th Annual Antibiotic Symposium – Nov 2-4, Kansas City
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