Daily Archives: April 25, 2019

Walmart is getting into the Angus beef business

Walmart is getting into the Angus beef business

Jessica Bursztynsky

CNBC
“Beef is an important purchase for our customer … it’s likely the most expensive item on their plate and they are treating themselves when they buy it,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president of meat, said in a press release. “Creating this supply chain allows us to treat our customers by giving them unprecedented quality and transparency.”

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New program will help cow-calf producers market weaned calves

New program will help cow-calf producers market weaned calves

Christan Miracle

The Lebanon Enterprise

Demand for weaned calves is growing and the cattle market is placing more emphasis on calves with a known management history. The overwhelming majority of Kentucky calves are weaned on the trailer on the way to the local sale barn. But research tells us that preconditioning calves can help reduce sickness and death loss by 74 percent, making them more valuable.

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NYC To Ban Hot Dogs and Processed Meats To Improve Climate

NYC To Ban Hot Dogs and Processed Meats To Improve Climate

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Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Mayor Bill de Blasio approved an ambitious $14 billion Green New Deal on Monday, April 22, to combat climate change. The plan will cut purchases of red meat by 50 percent in its city-controlled facilities such as hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. The new commitment builds off of the Meatless Mondays campaign that was adopted by all NYC schools in 2017.

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