May 6, 2021

To celebrate beef month, our top two featured articles highlight topics
circulating in the beef industry.

COVID antibodies in cattle study

A herd of genetically modified cattle are producing human antibodies to neutralize coronavirus.


Where’s the beef?

Epicurious, a popular recipe-hosting website, dumped beef from new recipes, articles and more citing sustainability.



New blockchain platform developed by JBS Meat giant, JBS has launched a blockchain platform enabling suppliers to provide better traceability of sustainable beef cattle breeding operations in and near the Amazon.

Running low on chickenCOVID-19, a sandwich craze and a huge appetite for wings are to blame for America running low on chicken.

Biden isn’t banning hamburgers Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, says “There is no effort designed to limit people’s intake of beef.”

Bugs for piglets Cargill and InnovaFeed are aiming to feed 20 million piglets with insect oil by 2026.

Tyson launches plant-based burgersTyson Foods Inc. is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of U.S. summer grilling season.

New composting publicaiton offers steps for livestock producers Composting has long been an option for livestock mortality disposal, though with concerns about odor and leachate. These problems are easily addressed by selecting and managing appropriate co-compost materials.

Seaboard Foods requests delay on ruling that limits hog line speeds Seaboard Foods LLC, is seeking to delay implementation of a court ruling that will limit pork processing line speeds.

Put your stake in the ground on animal agriculture, sustainability Jeff Simmons, president, and CEO of Elanco, speaks to the important role that animal agriculture plays in protecting the planet.

Don’t use innaccurate farm photos Last week, during the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s Virtual Summit, Filament President, Megan Hayes, explained the importance of depicting modern agriculture and animal care photos on digital media.


Congratulations to our new and returning board members and our award winners! Kelly Loganbill, Midan Marketing, was elected to serve on the board of directors. The re-elected board members are Lanny Pace, DVM, Mississippi State University; Karen Jordan, DVM, Dairy Farmers of America; and Michael Short, DVM, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Award recipients were as follows:

Chairman’s Award: 2020 Ambassador Gregg Doud; 2021 Leonard Bull, Ph.D.

President’s Award: 2020 Chelsea Good, J.D., Livestock Marketing Association; 2021 Nevil Speer, Ph.D., Where Food Comes From.

Meritorious Service Award: 2020 David Meeker, Ph.D., North American Renderers Association; 2021 Tony Forshey, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Animal Agriculture Advocate Award: 2021 Leah Dorman, DVM, Phibro Animal Health.


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