John Maday

Fat freed?

Everyone knows saturated fats lead to cardiovascular disease. However, a major research review getting media attention this week provides further evidence everyone just might be wrong. FULL STORY »

Report projects growth in animal vaccine business

Emergence of new strains of pathogens, coupled with global growth in livestock production and evolution of new technologies will help drive growth in the veterinary vaccine market, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA). FULL STORY »

GRSB makes progress toward framework for sustainable beef

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), a diverse organization seeking consensus on sustainability issues, this week released a draft document outlining “Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef.” FULL STORY »

Cow prices up, fed cattle volatile in USDA report

Cull-cow prices have moved higher as slaughter declines, according to USDA’s Livestock Dairy and Poultry Outlook report released March 14. FULL STORY »

FDA issues statement on industry response to Guidance 213

Industry acceptance of the FDA’s Guidance 213, which calls on companies to phase out performance or production label claims for medically important antimicrobials has been positive. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health offers statement on beta-agonist report

News agencies this week have reported on an article appearing in the online scientific journal Plos one regarding animal health and welfare issues associated with beta agonist feed additives. In response, Merck Animal Health issued a statement on Thursday. FULL STORY »

CME announces provisions for heifer delivery

Cattle traders have for some time wanted the option of delivering heifers against the live-cattle futures contract. Groups such as NCBA and the Texas Cattle Feeders Association have worked with the CME Group for two years on the issue, and CME now has amended the live-cattle contract to allow heifer deliveries. FULL STORY »

Map of meats

If your state had an official meat or meat dish, which would it be? Since you are reading this on Drovers/CattleNetwork, it’s probably safe to assume you would prefer it to be beef, but of course other meat products have their place in various states’ cultural and culinary traditions. FULL STORY »

Mixed start for 2014 ag trade

Monthly export totals for red meats and meat products dropped off somewhat in January, but overall U.S. trade in agricultural products started 2014 at a good pace, according to the latest trade data from USDA. FULL STORY »

AMI to dietary committee – stick to nutrition

Work is underway to develop a new set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines for 2015, and the American Meat Institute (AMI) has submitted comments asking the advisory committee to limit its recommendations to nutrition and health, and not delve into the issue of sustainability. In its recent request for public comments, the committee specifically asked for input on “food systems sustainability,” as well as on nutritional and health issues. FULL STORY »

Bigger predators, bigger dogs

They say it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but the size of the fight in the dog. But when it comes to protecting livestock from large predators, that might not be entirely true. FULL STORY »

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