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.

Florida’s hurricane Ian losses total over $1 billion

Florida’s Department of Ag issued preliminary loss figures from Hurricane Ian. Losses to Florida agriculture and infrastructure total between $1.18 billion and $1.89 billion, according to the preliminary assessment.


Land O’ Lakes CEO praises U.S. farmers for their role in food security

The leader of one of America’s largest food and agriculture companies said the country’s farmers should be celebrated for their crucial role in providing food security, even if their work is sometimes overlooked.



Demand for beef, pork expected to grow – Jeff Simmons, president and CEO of Elanco Animal Health, believes plant-based meat will have its place in the market for years to come. But it certainly doesn’t appear to be a major threat to the livestock industry at the checkout aisle. He projects worldwide demand for animal protein will continue to grow and he believes animal agriculture is poised to help address some of the world’s top challenges, including hunger.

Cellular agriculture consortium to develop foods for the future – Competition drives innovation, but for an industry in its earliest stages of development, one of the smartest moves competitors can take is to join forces to overcome fundamental technical challenges, develop standards, and share knowledge in a way that advances the industry as a whole.

Kansas Genome sequence of moxarella bovis open doors for new interventions against ‘pinkeye’ in cattle – Scientists have revealed that there are two different variants, or genotypes of Moraxella bovis (M. bovis), a bacterium known to cause pinkeye in cattle.

U.S. dairy leaders highlight sustainability, global, food security at world food prize –  A nutrition expert, an innovative dairy farmer and a global food-security leader shared how animal agriculture and dairy can be part of world climate and hunger solutions in a panel discussion side event at the World Food Prize.

The forgotten step – welfare concerns for cull cows – As soon as a sow is designated as a cull sow, it is very easy to mentally move her down on the priority list. However, just like all pigs in a swine facility, they deserve proper care and actions to mitigate stressors as they make their way to the market.

Long-term cost of respiratory disease –  Health of incoming cattle to backgrounders and feedlots continues to be a major issue. Today we have better vaccines, better antibiotics, and better genetics than ever before, but the health outcomes, sick pull rates and mortality, have not improved over the last 30 years.

2022 U.S. NMPF unanimously endorses marketing order modernization plan in annual meeting – National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) leadership unanimously endorsed a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order milk-pricing system at its annual meeting in Denver.

McDonald’s 8 chicken welfare commitments for 2024 –  The golden arches are setting their own welfare commitments for suppliers to follow by 2024 and plan to implement these changes across at least 70% of its global supply chain.

Spotlight on Derrell Peel-  Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist, has extensive experience working in the industry on a day-to-day basis on market outlooks, marketing management and market risk management.

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