The structure and management of family farms can be as complicated as major corporations, involving multiple generations and branches of the family tree. Or a family farm could involve parents and their children, structured as a partnership. A family farm could be siblings who have taken over most management functions, but their elderly parent is still considered the head of the operation. We know there are countless ways family farms are configured and managed, but the diversity easily observable on farms around the country is often missing from the data collected through the Census of Agriculture. Some exciting changes in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will attempt to capture more nuances in demographics.
Genetic patent claim an assault on entire Australian livestock industry: O’Sullivan By James Nason, 27 February 2018 An extraordinary case in which a giant US meat corporation and a small US shelf-company appear set to be granted a patent over methods of genomic analysis in the Australian cattle industry is set to come to a head this Friday…….. READ MORE…..https://www.beefcentral.com/news/genetic-patent-claim-an-assault-on-entire-australian-livestock-industry-osullivan/ Genetic patent claim an assault on entire Australian livestock industry: O’Sullivan
Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers ROSEMONT, IL – Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) announce the following dairy farmers as new officers. The DMI and NDB elections were held during the February board meeting of DMI. DMI officers: Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Pa. Vice Chair – Steve Maddox, Riverdale, Calif. Secretary – David “Skip” Hardie, Lansing, N.Y. Treasurer – Larry Hancock, Muleshoe, Texas DMI, which manages the national
2/22/18 – New Holland Thursday Cattle and Calves Auction New Holland, PA Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA – Ag Market News New Holland Sales Stables – New Holland, PA Dairy Replacement Cattle Auction Report for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 *** Next Heifer Special Wednesday, March 14th @ 10:30am *** Receipts: 372 Last Sale: 766 Last Year: 220 Compared to last week, Holstein cows sold mostly steady to weak on a large supply. Demand moderate. Holstein bulls sold steady to 100.00 lower. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly 100.00-200.00 lower on a