Livestock producers may have new tools available to them thanks to recent adjustments made to USDA's Risk Management programs. Feeder cattle operators may find some new options.
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Keeping birds comfortable is a top priority for poultry producers. Their comfort is directly proportional to their well-being and, thus, to their productivity. Keen producers follow age-old baseline tactics to assess bird comfort – starting with observation.
We've seen the demand for cage-free eggs grow in the United States, with large companies like McDonald's and Kroger setting deadlines to go 100% cage-free by 2025. Already McDonald's reports that 43% of their eggs in the U.S. are sourced from cage-free producers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled three public meetings on its proposal to require more record-keeping for foods on its proposed Food Traceability List. The virtual sessions, announced in a Federal Register notice published today, are slated for Nov. 6, Nov. 18, and Dec. 2.
Pork plays such an important role in producing a healthy protein for consumers around the world. As we celebrate October, National Pork Month, Summit Engineering and Construction, who designs and builds innovative housing for swine and poultry, beef and dairy producers, salutes the pork producers who make such a contribution to feeding the world.
Grain bin entrapment and deaths have been on a sharp upturn the past couple of years. Across the country in 2019, reported grain entrapments rose by 27 percent from a year earlier, and grain bin entrapment deaths rose by 53 percent.