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.



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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