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Speer: marbling is the anchor – Consumers are voting with their dollars as clearly documented by recent research from Midan Marketing: 62% of Americans signify their preference to now spend more money in order to purchase premium beef.
Minor adjustments to sow nutrition have a big impact on mortality – In the U.S., average sow mortality is 14% and has been rising year over year for the last decade. If your sow mortality is at or above the industry average, you may only be breaking even on your sows, at best.
USDA celebrates the opening of its new poultry research facility in Georgia – The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory opened its new research facility during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 4 at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center here.
Merck Animal Health awards 18 future bovine veterinarians with $90,000 in scholarship – Selected students received their American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, and a $5,000 scholarship, at this year’s 2022 AABP Annual Conference, held in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 22-24.
Grazing with virtual fencing shows potential to create wildfire fuel breaks, study finds – The use of virtual fencing to manage grazing on sagebrush rangelands has the potential to create fuel breaks needed to help fight wildfires, a recent Oregon State University and USDA-ARS study found.
High egg prices, cage free doubles Cal-Maine’s net sales – Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. reported record quarterly net sales of $658.3 million, a 103% increase compared to the same quarter last year..
Sustainable Beef LLC breaks ground in north platte – The 500,000 square-foot plant will have the capacity to process about 1,500 cattle per day and is expected to employ 875 workers and have a $1 billion dollar impact on North Platte’s economy. The plant is expected to be operational in late 2024.
New interim state veterinarian in Nevada – The Nevada Department of Agriculture announces Dr. J.J. Goicoechea, DMV, as interim state veterinarian.
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