Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.
Beef production, and I agriculture in general, has become a pretty contentious issue over the past several years. Most often, the criticism is directed at us while we try to defend ourselves in a graceful manner.
Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a faster, more efficient method of detecting Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in ground beef, which often causes recalls of ground beef.
Big strides have been made since the Beef Quality Audit of 1991 pointed out changes needed to meet consumer demand. At the Feeding Quality Forum, a Certified Angus Beef executive talked about responding to those needs.
We ended 2019 with 72% of the harvest reaching Choice grade and 8.6% Prime. There’s more premium beef on the market than ever. Could we be approaching our destination, maybe even delivering too much of a good thing?