Tracking the Traceability Effort
Strong and ongoing collaboration among
producers, commercial interests and regulatory agencies at both the state and federal level is the key component to successful animal disease traceability in the United States.
Tight cattle supply will keep prices high in next few years
Fox 5 San Diego
Americans love their beef, but with prices expected to remain high for the next few years and other options plentiful, their loyalities might be challenged.
Average retail prices of beef have climbed from $4.18 per pound in July 2009 to $4.44 per pound last July, a change largely due to a tight supply of cattle.
Anaplasmosis: a growing threat?
By Geni Wren
Most bovine veterinarians consider anaplasmosis to be a disease of little consequence in the Southeast. But anaplasmosis, caused byA. marginale and commonly transmitted by ticks and contaminated equipment is proving to rob profits and crop up in places where it hasn’t been seen before, such as the Northeast.
NCBA President Fires Back at R-CALF, Others
At least two agriculture organizations are at odds over the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s proposed rule on livestock marketing. Last week R-CALF USA chastised the position of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, calling it – deceitful and irresponsible.