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For the Love of the Game, How Agriculture Helped Birth the Game of Basketball

It may not seem like basketball has a strong connection to agriculture, but from the balls used in the NBA, to the sport itself, agriculture has direct ties to a sport that takes over televisions during March Madness.

Scott King to Lead U.S. Cattle Business for Boehringer Ingelheim

King brings more than three decades of animal health experience to the role. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced veterinary medicine for 10 years.

Culling Rates Higher than a Year Ago

High slaughter rates could curtail milk production growth in 2023.

Texas A&M Meat Scientist Developing ‘No Nitrite-Added’ Cured Meats

Imagine your favorite cured meat like beef jerky, pepperoni or bacon without any added sodium nitrite from any source currently necessary for color and shelf life. Wes Osburn, Ph.D., is doing exactly that.

Four Veterinary Students Named DHIA Scholarship Recipients

The selection committee evaluated the applicants on a variety of criteria, including their overall interest in working in dairy medicine and management practices that will improve animal health and well-being.

Dr. Calvin Booker Honored for Contributions to Cattle Industry

Booker has been named the 2023 Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners Veterinarian of the Year. Booker has developed many science-based innovations for feedlot medicine and is a past president of AABP.

Bovine Veterinarian Addresses Food Animal Practitioner Shortage With Legislators

One of Dr. Jody Kull's goals was to bring attention to the dwindling number of veterinarians practicing in rural America today and what that means to livestock producers, pet owners and their local communities. 

Kansas Dairy Farmer's Manure Mural Born Out of a Labor of Love for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs

With no GPS equipment, Kansas dairy farmer Rob Leach freehanded the number 15, the jersey number of Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The result? A 100% organic manure mural to celebrate the Super Bowl.

Veterinarians Honored with 2023 NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award

Will and Monnie Carter, DVMs, based near Pintlala, Ala., and their children, received the Region ll award for work to steward their land and water. The Carters own a cow herd of Sim-Angus and Brangus crossbred females. 

5 Ways to Ready Your Practice for June 11

June 11, 2023, is a Sunday and the day Guidance For Industry 263 goes into effect. No one knows how it’s going to play out at the producer level or for your practice. 

Health Advocates and Online Activists Sue FDA Over Antibiotics in Livestock

A coalition of public health advocacy groups and online activists have filed a lawsuit against the FDA and its Center for Veterinary Medicine, challenging the decision to keep important antibiotics in animal ag.

Wonder How Much Food Prices have Increased? USDA Just Shared the Numbers

Of the food categories depicted in the chart, all except beef and veal grew faster in 2022 than in 2021. In 2022, price increases surpassed 10 percent for food at home and for nine food categories.

Tulieve (tulathromycin injection) Introduction at 2023 NCBA Convention

Norbrook's latest anti-infective offers cattle industry affordable alternative to leading tulathromycin injectables in exclusive plastic bottles.

Global Feed Production Estimates Released in 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook

Combining data from 142 countries and over 28,000 feed mills, Alltech recently shared its 2023 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook with global feed production survey data.

‘Dairy-Based’ Alternative Meats Could Become a Reality

There's now an 'alternative' to alternative plant-based meats. And the first ingredient just might shock you.

Best, Four-Legged Farm Hands Announced in Farm Bureau’s Farm Dog of the Year Contest

Providing purpose both on and off the farm, farm and ranch dogs earn top honors, selected from over 100 contestants across the nation, in the annual Farm Bureau contest.

6 Tips for Being an Effective Mentor

At a certain point in your veterinary career, people will ask you for help and advice. This provides you the opportunity to give back, lift others up, provide value and feel good. 

A Magical Rural Minnesota Christmas Tree

In 2012, Jerry Lageson flipped the switch and transformed an oak tree into a landmark for thousands of passersby. South of Faribault, Minn., Lageson annually adorns this tree with 50,000 white lights.

Tips to Boost Mental Health Ahead of the Holidays

The statistics surrounding mental health are alarming. The reasons varied, but while the holidays can be a time of happiness, it also can be challenging. Follow these tips if you notice your mental health worsening.

Is the Great Financial Reset Now Underway?

The latest CPI shows that while inflation may be slowing, it still remains above the Fed's target. As inflation impacts farmers across their operation, Dan Basse looks at some of the concerns as farmers head into 2023.

Profit Tracker: Packers Can’t Stop The Bleeding

Beef packers saw per head losses nearly double last week as wholesale beef prices tumbled $7 per cwt. lower. Pork processors are also found negative margins and producer margins remain short of breakeven.

Tyson Announces Bonuses for U.S. Workers

More than 90,000 U.S. hourly employees of Tyson Foods will receive year-end bonuses that range from $300 to $700.

Rural Veterinary Shortages Create Risks for U.S. Food System, New Study Says

More than 500 U.S. counties have shortages of food animal veterinarians, according to a report, authored by Cornell University’s Dr. Clinton Neill. The report highlights some solutions the U.S. government could deploy

American Ninja Warrior Alex Weber to Address the 20th Anniversary Milk Business Conference

The 2022 Milk Business Conference keynote speaker Alex Weber will grace the stage on Wed., Dec. 14th at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

DOT Denies Hours of Service Exemption for Livestock: Puts Burden on Cattle Producers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied an exemption for Hours-of-Service rules for truckers transporting livestock, insects and aquatic animals.

Anti-Animal Ag Media Criticizes UC Davis Researchers, Dr. Mitloehner Tells All

After two recent articles from New York Times and Unearthed criticize Dr. Frank Mitloehner and his team at UC Davis, the "GHGGuru" joins Agritalk to share the facts and his perspective on the media's antics.

Join the Animal Agriculture Alliance as “Partners in Progress” at 2023 Stakeholders Summit

How can we create a sustainable future for animal agriculture? By building it together, says AAA. The 2023 Stakeholders Summit theme has been set, and speaker proposals and applications are open.

Dry Cow Treatment now in Larger Package Option 

Merck Animal Health announces that Orbenin-DC (cloxacillin benzathine intramammary infusion) dry cow treatment is now available in convenient 144-syringe pails.

Management Tools to Maximize Reproduction

Elanco Animal Health is addressing reproductive factors for the cow-calf herd during a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. Central. The program is approved for 1 hour of continuing education (RACE credit).

Voting Opens for AABP 2023 Vice President

Drs. Jessica Gernhard and Callie Willinham, respectively, are on the ballot. Learn more about each candidate here.

AABP Student Members Awarded $249,500 in Scholarships

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation gives veterinary students financial help.

Embrace the 'S' Word (Nope, it doesn't have 4 Letters)

Veterinarians already do so much to help livestock producers adopt sustainable practices, and we get that. This story simply shares insights from what some beef producers are doing. It might give you some ideas to try.

MU Breaks Ground on $30 Million Laboratory Expansion and Renovation

Ground has broken on a $30 million renovation and expansion at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

When can You Defer Cattle Sales Due to Drought?

As drought continues, cattlemen may liquidate part of their herds. If these sales exceed normal sales, the tax rules could allow them to elect to defer these excess sales, says CPA Paul Neiffer.

Neogen Corporation announces Prozap Protectus Pour-On Insecticide 

The formula contains 3% diflubenzuron, 2.5% piperonyl butoxide, and 0.5% lambda-cyhalothrin.

Merck Animal Health Awards $90,000 in Scholarships

Merck Animal Health has awarded $90,000 in scholarships to 18 bovine veterinary students based on their academic achievements, career goals, work experience and interest in veterinary medicine.

Veterinary Student Scholarship Applicants Wanted

National Dairy Herd Information Association is accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships that will go to third- or fourth-year college of veterinary medicine students.

It Starts With Animal ID

Proficiency is an aspirational state that requires technology to measure, manage and optimize, according to the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.

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How to Boost Lab-Grown Meat? Issue an Executive Order

An Executive Order recently called for "advancing biotechnology and biomanufacturing" to create a more "sustainable" bioeconomy. What is this, you may ask? A decoy.

VIDEO: Meet Trust In Beef Industry Partner U.S. Roundtable For Sustainable Beef

Trust In Beef is pleased to introduce a series of collaborative value chain program partners in a new video series. In this video, meet rancher and USRSB 2021/22 Chair Steve Wooten of Kim, Colo.

A Look Inside the Late Queen Elizabeth’s Dairy Farm

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, recently passed away at the age of 96. The late queen, who was well-known for her soft spot for animals, had a herd of 200 registered Jersey cows.

Munching on Mealworms: The Next Meat-Alternative Snack?

While plant-based meat alternatives seem to have lost their hype, scientists work to develop another protein alternative—mealworms.

Plant-Based Food Isn't Healthier: New Book Sets Out to Debunk Myths

A book about why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet is turning heads. A British-based investigative journalist digs into the concept that plant-based food is better for your health.

NCBA Backs Food and Energy Security Act

NCBA supports the Food and Energy Security Act introduced by Sen. John Thune, R-SD. The bill would require federal regulators to disclose how proposed rules would impact food and energy prices.

CSU’s Sue VandeWoude named next dean of College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Sue VandeWoude, a Colorado State University distinguished professor and world-renowned veterinary virologist, has been named the next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The ‘Beagle Brigade’ Receives Industry-Wide Support in Protection of U.S. Agriculture

Canines serve as a valuable asset in protecting the U.S. agriculture industry, helping detect foreign animal diseases and other invasive species and pests from entering the border.

Today is No ‘Udder” Day – It’s Cow Appreciation Day!

While both beef and dairy farmers appreciate their animals each and every day, the second Tuesday in July serves as a day of national recognition.

July Farm Country Forecast: Hot Like a Firecracker

Unfortunately, the heat, humidity and dry conditions of early summer look to extend into the next few months. 

Livestock Producers Report Being Just Days Away From Running Out of Feed Due to Shipping Rail Issues

Bottlenecks along U.S. railways are growing more severe. Not only are feed users on the West Coast on the brink of running out of grain, but there are also concerns the rail issues could grow worse during harvest.

Dr. R.L. “Bob” Hough Presented BIF Pioneer Award

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Dr. R.L. “Bob” Hough, Lone Tree, Colorado, the BIF Pioneer Award June 3 during the group’s annual research symposium in Las Cruces, New Mexico.