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Nutritional value lacking from proposed dietary guidelines

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services joint Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is charged with revising Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices see a fall

Boxed beef is seeing a decline across the board on Friday. Choice boxed beef prices are down 53 cents on Friday, leaving the price at $250.43. Similarly, select boxed beef hit $246.62 on Friday from $247.26 on Thursday, a 64 cent decline. This left the 27-day average price at $244.65.

Animal Health Center

Reducing the risk of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex during transportation

Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRD) is a disease that results in 75 percent of cattle morbidity and 50 percent of cattle mortality in feedlot cattle, reported Washington State University Extension. As most producers, veterinarians and researchers know, the disease is often linked to transporting cattle, especially when they are young.


Ag markets were decidedly mixed at midsession Friday

Corn traders may be squaring positions before the weekend. After exhibiting considerable strength over the previous week, corn futures declined Thursday and have continued sliding today. There’s little fresh news, and the financial markets have essentially stalled. Thus, we suspect today’s corn slippage is the result of traders and funds squaring positions before the weekend and next Tuesday’s important USDA reports. May corn futures slipped 1.5 cents to $3.8975/bushel late Friday morning, while December lost 1.25 to $4.135.


Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits

Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat quality.


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