Join us in Kansas City or virtually April 20-22 for the 2022 Annual Conference. Register, reserve hotel room, review the agenda and learn more about the speakers here. The room block has been extended through April 3.

NIAMRRE will be hosting a stakeholder meeting to discuss data privacy and security for a national antimicrobial resistance database of bacteria from animal health samples prior to the annual meeting. To learn more or attend, please register here or when you register for Annual Conference. A $50 gift card will be given to the first 50 people that register.


Join NIAA for the Sustainability Council’s inaugural webinar at 2:00 p.m. central on April 14, 2022. Co-chairs Angela Baysinger, DVM – Merck Animal Health, and Fabian Bernal  DeLaval, invite Tara Vander Dussen – The New Mexico Milk Maid, Jack Britt – food futurist, scientist, and agricultural systems consultant, and Lara Moody – IFEEDER executive director, to discuss how animal agriculture can lead the sustainability conversation. Learn more here.


The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear California’s Proposition 12 case

In 2018, California voters approved Proposition 12, which prohibits the sale of pork that is not produced according to the state’s production standards. The Supreme Court said it will review the Ninth Circuit’s decision that supported California’s ballot.


USDA publishes Origin of Livestock final rule for organic dairy

This change to the USDA organic regulations will promote a fairer and more competitive market for all organic dairy producers, by making sure that certified USDA organic dairy products are produced to the same consistent standard.



NIAA launches new sustainability council – “The question is no longer why the sustainability agenda holds strategic relevance or what action must be taken in order to achieve it, but rather how to do so,” said Fabian Bernal, Global Head of Sustainability for DeLaval Group and one of the co-chairs of the new council.

Medical breakthrough could help produce more beef – New insights could determine neuroendocrine differences between Bos taurus and Bos indicus genotypes of cattle and use that to enhance reproductive efficiency in Bos indicus-influenced cattle.

Wisconsin loses more dairy farms in 2021, with the total down by a third since 2014 – Global economic instability fueled first by the pandemic and then by war in Ukraine are the latest shocks to the state’s dairy industry, which has seen an ongoing decline in the number of operations even as milk production hits new highs.

15 keys to growth, success in today’s swine industry – As part of Kansas State University’s 2022 Swine Profitability Conference, Dr. Daryl Olsen reflects on his career and shares 15 key factors that influence growth and success in the swine industry.

Updated APHIS BRS permit application and training is available – The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) is announcing the newly updated BRS permit application is available on APHIS eFile.

Cattle market frustrates, but fundamentals are better this spring – Cattle price expectations for 2022 have been lowered over the last few weeks, but prices are much higher now than they were in the spring of 2021.

New sport horse injury and lameness online course –  Participants will learn daily practices that can optimize health and performance and reduce the risk of lameness issues in their athletic horses. Offered by Equine Guelph, this two-week online course runs from April 25 – May 6, 2022.

The equation to last in this tough dairy economy – Understanding both sides of the financial ledger to generate a positive margin is ultimately what will be needed for producers to propel forward another ten years.

Swine Science Online: developing future talent in the hog industry – Through a collaboration of many universities and the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, college students and pork producers can attend online college-level classes through Swine Science Online.


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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.


The National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research & Education is seeking your feedback. Your help is requested to better understand the needs of the animal health industry data privacy and security concerns related to sharing AMR data from animals. The survey can be accessed here.

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