Upcoming Council Meetings

Members: register for the Global Animal Health and Emerging Disease council meeting on June 7 at 2 p.m. CST. Council chair, Dr. Julie Smith, will lead the council in reviewing and approving resolutions. Register here.

Animal Identification and Information Systems Council is hosting a USDA Update meeting on June 8 at 2 p.m. CST. Dr. Aaron Scott from USDA-APHIS will share the latest news and Council co-chairs will moderate a Q&A session. Register here.


Cybersecurity tips for your business

Security experts are urging all farmers to make cybersecurity a top priority for their businesses as these crimes continue.


Beef export values continue climbing with strong global demand

U.S. beef export values recently hit a new record, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Project to identify control points of Salmonella in turkey – The study will investigate pre-harvest sources of the pathogen.

Synthetic biology could make poultry feed more sustainable – Grain and crop production account for over half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the animal protein supply chain.

Before the freezer: selecting the best calf with beef in mind – Whether you are selecting an animal from your own herd, buying at the livestock market or selecting from a local producer’s herd, it’s important to get started on the right foot.

Sustainability talking points in your back pocket – Animal agriculture plays an essential role in a sustainable food system. Unfortunately, this is not always the story that’s told; that’s why it’s so important to do our part to share our sustainability stories with the general public.

Chicks benefit from early access to feed and water – Hatching systems that enable access to feed immediately after hatching come in 2 forms. One provides feed and water in the hatcher, while the other eggs hatch in the barn on-farm and the chicks have direct access to feed and water there.

When is more or less good in swine nutrition? – When it comes to swine nutrition, if you take a step back and look at it as a whole, you may think, “more nutrients equals faster growth,” right? Well, it’s not quite that simple. Read more on what nutrients are appropriate for your swine.

A slice of vegan cheesecake –  “The flavor wasn’t bad, but the texture was odd and the crust was difficult to get a fork through. Not the best cheesecake, but nothing I would send back.” Roy Graber discusses his accidental order of a vegan dessert and uses it as a conversation piece at the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit last week.


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

Government and Industry Affairs Administrator

Livestock Marketing Association has an open Government and Industry Affairs Administrator position. The successful applicant will be a key member of the Government and Industry Affairs. Position is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

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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.


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