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Where’s the BEEF?

‘TEST-TUBE MEAT’ IS ON ANIMAL AG’S RADAR May 3, 2017 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Livestock, News Defenders of animal agriculture are keeping an eye on efforts to develop cultured meat, also referred to as synthetic meat or test-tube meat. Scientists and businesses working to produce lab-created meat say they’re making progress and claim that within a few years their […]

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Bellies Are The Star Of The Show.

What have you done lately to boost cutout values? No matter how you slice them, loins and spareribs are problems; bellies are the star, and butts, picnics and hams have basically held steady as contributors to the cutout value.  Steve Meyer | Mar 06, 2017 The value of a hog is determined, of course, by the total […]

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Is There A Fly In My Soup?

“There’s a fly in my soup.” Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade  January 31, 2017 “There’s a fly in my soup.” This statement conjures up the image of a dead fly in a bowl of soup rather than a genetically modified insect being served up with organic vegetables. However, this is not a […]

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Genetically Modified Pigs Could Ease Organ Shortage

Researchers breed animals whose organs may be compatible with humans Story written by AMY DOCKSER MARCUS and updated Dec. 1, 2016 There are more than 120,000 people in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant and not enough donors. The dire shortage has led some researchers to consider an unusual solution: They are breeding genetically modified […]

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Pig Poop to Electricity

North Carolina pigs will help generate electricity DECEMBER 15, 2016 3:37 PM BY JOHN MURAWSKI jmurawski@newsobserver.com A Colorado energy developer broke ground Thursday on a $100 million facility in Duplin County that the company said will be the largest of its type in the nation, and will produce natural gas out of swine waste and other […]

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The Meat Snack Boom of 2017

Meat industry trends to watch for 2017 December 12, 2016 Sam Gazdziak There will be changes, but the outlook seems positive for the meat industry. Trending clean supply chain claims include “environmentally friendly” and “animal welfare.”   Regardless of what political turmoil takes place in the country in 2017 and beyond, Americans will continue to […]

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Are you ready for the new VFD rules?

The Final Countdown to Antibiotic Changes. Producers Urged to Take Action Now.   Call it a New Year’s resolution or simply starting your 2016 to-do list early, but animal health experts are urging producers to ensure that they’re ready before the Food and Drug Administration’s new antibiotic regulations take effect in January 2017. “If they […]

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