The 12th Antibiotics Symposium - Exploring Stewardship, Sustainability and Collaboration – will continue the National Institute for Animal
Agriculture’s focus on a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in Alexandria, VA from November 1-3 at the Westin HotelHotel block ends October 11.

Pork industry to fight California law at US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an industry challenge of a California animal welfare law in a case that could undermine the power of states to regulate.


Plant-based meat labeling restrictions ruled unconstitutional

The Arkansas state law prohibiting plant-based meat companies from using meat terminology on their product labels and marketing is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled late last month.



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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