Emerging & Contemporary Issues
BVD also known as "shipping fever" is one of the most common and costly disease in the beef cattle industry.
Could we have a statewide system to track on-farm calf vaccinations to increase value of Kentucky-produced cattle and reduce unnecessary after-sale re-vaccinations?
Animal Identification and Traceability: Overview and Issues
Animal Identification & Tracing: An Overview
Fast food has long-term impact on beef in the U.S. Ever-changing consumer attitudes about beef production and consumption. Learn more.
Is the veterinary feed directive working as intended and current thinking regarding antibiotic use in beef cattle?
Veterinary Feed Directive (Nebraska)
Background and current information
Learn about assistance programs for beginning beef farmers/lack of new beef farmers entering the industry in Kentucky/farm transitions- efficiencies for aging farmers.
Using Livestock Risk Protection Insurance – Application to 2021 Feeder Cattle Market
Humane production, animal rights/human emotion, ethics
Ongoing discussion about a beef processing plant in KY/TN area- More regional packing plant options. The current capacity of existing packer is at maximum capacity and is not capable of meeting local demand.
BEEFING UP PROCESSOR CAPACITY: How will USDA's $1 billion investment impact cattle producers?
Everything from “Product of the US” to how synthetic protein is labeled and future of impacts of laboratory-produced meat products or vegetable-based products.
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
Price discovery and reporting is a huge issue between cattle producers. How are cattle being sold and which is more profitable to producers?
Will producers be required to attain certain certifications to show they are sustainable? What do carbon tax credits look like?
What are the primary variables to consider when raising cattle for natural programs?
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