Horse slaughter in the U.S.: Where are we now? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tiffany Dowell   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:21

Horse slaughter is one of the most hot-button agricultural policy issues today. In the past couple of years, there has been extensive news coverage and heated debates among those in the agricultural industry, animal rights activists, government officials and even Hollywood stars.

UNL study: Zilmax shows no health detriment effects on cattle health PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:13

The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

Is the U.S. prepared for Foot-and-Mouth Disease? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Progressive Cattleman Intern Cassidy Woolsey   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:58

The U.S. has almost forgotten about Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), said Bill Barton, Idaho state veterinarian. But because of the USDA’s recent proposal to allow importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from certain regions in Brazil, FMD was a topic presented at the Idaho Cattle Association Summer Round-Up, held June 24 and 25 in Idaho Falls.

Leachman patent lawsuit stirs debate at BIF PDF Print E-mail
Written by Progressive Cattleman Editor David Cooper   
Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:44

A civil lawsuit filed in April by Leachman Cattle of Colorado and Verified Beef against the American Simmental Association (ASA) sparked new debate at the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Symposium held June 19, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

USMEF – Korea takes proactive approach on animal welfare, sustainability PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 July 2014 14:08

Animal welfare and sustainability are not yet popular topics of conversation in Asian markets, such as South Korea, but it is only a matter of time before the trends that take root in Europe and the U.S. will find their way around the globe.

Cattle numbers are tight across North America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Derrell S. Peel   
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:17

Record high feeder cattle prices leave no doubt that U.S. feeder cattle supplies are extremely tight. On Jan. 1, estimated feeder supplies were down 2.7 percent over the previous year amid indications of heifer retention.



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