Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market

 Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary – as long as the price isn’t much higher than conventional milk according to researchers.


Bird flu losses near U.S. record with outbreak on Iowa egg farm.

The Agriculture Department has spent $450 million to combat this year’s bird flu outbreak, but domestic flock losses are nearing a record set seven years ago in the largest U.S. animal health emergency.



Beef X Dairy: vision & reality –  Dairy producers are rapidly embracing the concept of using beef semen to freshen their cows, and the resulting crossbred calves are proving both a valuable opportunity and a challenge for the U.S. beef industry.

University of Arkansas tracking GHG emissions linked to crops grown for poultry feed –  Most greenhouse gas emissions in commercial poultry operations are linked to feed production, and methods to reduce those emissions are the focus of a US Department of Agriculture grant to the University of Arkansas’ System Division of Agriculture.

Ag groups urge Congress, President to prevent rail shutdown – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 192 other members of the Agricultural Transportation Working Group are urging Congress to prepare to prevent a rail strike or lockout, which would “lead to shutdowns of rail-dependent facilities resulting in devastating consequences to our national and global food security.”

Global roundtable for sustainable beef flies flag for industry at COP27 –   GRSB is proud to announce that it will be representing the beef industry at COP27 to discuss sustainability progress across the beef supply chain.

Interferometrics could speed up poultry pathogen detection –  Optical-based biosensors could improve how the poultry industry detects diseases, viruses and pathogens in both production and processing environments.

Responsible antibiotic use label for milk: A new market in Dairy –  A new dairy label may be on the horizon — RAU, short for responsible antibiotic use. And some people think dairy farmers may be able to tap into this new market if they can find a way to make it pay.

Midwest Pork Conference registration now open – Indiana Pork will host the Midwest Pork Conference on Dec. 6 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind., bringing together more than 300 independent pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders to this one-day educational and networking event.

What’s the value of SHIC disease monitoring reports to the swine industry – How valuable are the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) monthly domestic and global swine disease monitoring reports? A recent survey says they are extremely valuable. Here’s why.


The FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership has launched the public review 
of Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems: Sources, quantification, mitigation and metrics.

The public review is open to all institutions, experts, scientists, and any other stakeholders with the aim to ensure the technical quality of the report. The FAO LEAP Technical Advisory Group on Methane will process and respond to all comments received. The final rebuttal report will be published on the FAO LEAP website to ensure transparency of the development process.

Submit your comments by November 13!




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