U.S. Cattle Inventory Up 2% as of January 1

Drovers CattleNetwork, By Livestock Marketing Information Center February 07, 2017
As reported by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the U.S. cattle herd increased for the third consecutive year during 2016, adding 1.6 million head over the course of t…

Trump Urged To Start Trade Talks With Japan

Drovers CattleNetwork, By National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association February 07, 2017
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit here, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiation…

Improper Vaccinations Cited in Korean FMD Cases

Drovers CattleNetwork, By John Maday, Editor, Bovine Veterinarian February 08, 2017
Following a severe outbreak in 2010 and 2011, which resulted in the loss of 3.5 million animals, South Korea has mandated foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccination on most livestock farms. This…

Lighter foodservice traffic in 2016: NPD

Meat & Poultry, Feb. 8, 2017 - by Joel Crews
CHICAGO – Despite an uptick in spending among diners in US foodservice outlets overall in 2016, the quick-service segment, widely regarded as a barometer for dining trends, saw traffic growth that w…

Bag scanner to help meat grading

NZ Farmers Weekly, Neal Wallace
The Australian roll-out of objective beef carcase measurement into meat plants could benefit a New Zealand developer and pioneer. Scott Technology, a Dunedin based engineering compa…