John Maday

Alltech survey reveals feed-industry trends

Globally, feed mills produced 963 million metric tons of livestock feed during 2013, according to results of a major survey from animal health and nutrition company Alltech. Aidan Connolly, vice president of Alltech and director of the company’s global feed survey says analysts expected feed production to top 1 billion tons this year, but several factors contributed to slower-than-expected growth. FULL STORY »

Feedlot inventories remain low, heifer placements lag

As expected, feedyard inventories remain below those of a year ago, as they have for the past year. Placements did pick up during December relative to a year ago, and likely continued to gain steam during January as fed-cattle and beef prices increased dramatically. FULL STORY »

Consumers report reductions in red-meat purchases

U.S. consumers say they ate less red meat during 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a survey from market-research company Mintel. Price appears to be a major factor, although health concerns also play a role. FULL STORY »

Groups encourage Congress to preserve COOL rules

As the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives work toward finalizing a new farm bill, several groups in favor of the current mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat are working to prevent legislative changes to the contentious requirements. FULL STORY »

U.S. Customs intercepts exotic ticks at Philadelphia airport

USDA specialists have confirmed that ticks intercepted at the Philadelphia International Airport last month were Anatolian brown ticks (Rhipicephalus bursa), a European species known to transmit diseases in cattle and other livestock. FULL STORY »

BSE case found in Germany

German health officials this week reported finding the country’s first case of BSE since 2009. The case was discovered in a 10-year-old beef cow through routine slaughter testing. Germany requires BSE testing in cattle that go to slaughter at older than eight years of age. FULL STORY »

Scientists report progress in prion research

Researchers at the University of Alberta’s Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases report finding a protective mechanism in cells related to the slow onset of symptoms, which could lead to methods for preventing the onset of neurological diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle. FULL STORY »

California lawmakers propose antibiotics restrictions

The FDA recently passed Guidance for Industry 213, calling on pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. Drug companies have indicated they will comply with the guidance. The agency also issued a proposed rule that would phase in veterinary oversight of the remaining appropriate therapeutic uses of such drugs. FULL STORY »

Beef supplies to remain tight through 2014

Several long- and short-term trends point to continued short supplies of feeder and fed cattle and lower beef production over the next year, according to USDA’s February Livestock Dairy & Poultry Outlook report released January 16. FULL STORY »

Beef prices: Another day, another record

Wholesale beef prices continue to rise at a feverish pace, as Thursday’s National Daily Cattle and Beef Summary shows the Choice cutout averaging $228.79 per hundredweight and Select at $225.51. The day-to-day increases were $4.17 and $3.60 for Choice and Select accordingly. FULL STORY »

Budget bill includes funds for NBAF

The $1.1 trillion compromise spending bill that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday includes $404 million for the construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kan. The bill will now face a vote in the Senate, where it is expected to pass. FULL STORY »

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