One Health, One Voice

Join us at the 11th Annual Antibiotic Symposium, November 2-4, 2021 in Kansas City. Register now!

The room block has been extended to October 20.

Farm animals are not susceptible to COVID-19

USDA ARS determined that farmed animals cannot replicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


Dairy checkoff’s new ‘Reset’ campaign aimed at Gen Z 

The Undeniably Dairy campaign, “Reset Yourself with Dairy”, is tailored specifically to Gen Z.



NIAA Animal Identification and Information Systems council meeting – Join the council meeting on October 19 as we dive into how information systems contribute to value-added systems and consumer trust. Panelists include Coby Buck, AgriWebb; Brian Beckley, Merck Animal Health – Aqua (Biomark); and Angie Krieger, National Pork Board.

Perdue Farms expands pasture-raised chicken program – Perdue Farms is expanding the number of chickens it will raise on pasture, making it the only large-scale producer to guarantee that poultry products with a “pasture-raised” label have spent the majority of their lives on pasture.

Can gene editing fix the male layer chick dilemma?  Genetic engineering technology could generate a layer breed that produces only non-GMO layer hens, possibly eliminating male chick culling at layer farms.

U.S. considers faster hog slaughtering based on plant staffing – The Biden administration is considering a proposal that could allow some pork plants to slaughter pigs more quickly if they boost staffing.

Allflex brings simplicity and safety to tag application – Merck Animal Health and Allflex Livestock Intelligence releases a new ear tag applicator, which is the first advancement in applicators in more than 10 years.

Supply chain arguably in most dire condition – Despite the U.S. economy’s strong growth path, businesses and industries wrestle with perhaps the worst supply chain bottlenecks to date.

Brazil’s JBS bought 301,000 cattle from ‘irregular’ farms in the Amazon, audit finds – In a 2020 audit, prosecutors found nearly one third of cattle bought from JBS SA in Brazilian Amazon state of Para came from ranches will “irregularities” such as deforestation.

Global Food Security Index shows overall decline in food security – Food systems remain vulnerable to economic, climatic, and geopolitical shocks.

Farm Bureau forms partnership with MANRRS – Partnership seeks to increase minority involvement in agriculture.

Homeland Security secretary orders a stop on ICE raids – Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer conduct mass raids on workplaces where undocumented immigrants are employed. There had been multiple raids at food and meat processing plants in 2018-19.


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