Industry News

KLA And NCBA Actively Engaged In Issues Involving Tyson Plant At Holcomb

Courtesy of: Kansas Livestock Association KLA and NCBA are actively working to represent member interests in the wake of the fire at the Tyson beef plant at Holcomb. One of the first steps taken involved NCBA contacting the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Packers & Stockyards Administration to make the agencies aware of the situation and ask them to monitor any potentially illegal activity in the…

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USDA APHIS to Begin FMD Vaccine Bank Strategy

Courtesy of: Texas Cattle Feeders Association USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using funds allocated in the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management and includes funding for two new programs: 1) the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (vaccine bank) and 2)…

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FDA Soliciting Comments on Transit to Slaughter and Zero-Day Withdrawal Periods

Courtesy of: Texas Cattle Feeders Association Last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for comments on transit times to slaughter plants in animal agriculture and how end users interpret zero-day withdrawal period statements. Since the 1980s, the FDA has assigned zero-day withdrawal periods in a manner that takes into account the time the animal would be in transit to the slaughter facility. The FDA…

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DOT Proposes New Trucking Rule Changes

Courtesy of: Texas Cattle Feeders Association The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed reform to Hours of Service (HOS) rules that will make changes in key areas. The agency is proposing the following changes: Change the short-haul exemption expansion to 150 air-miles and the expansion of duty hours from 12 to 14. Increase the 30-minute break rule by tying the break…

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Tyson Foods Beef Packing Plant to Rebuild, Market Impacts from Fire

Courtesy of: Texas Cattle Feeders Association Tyson is working “as quickly as possible” to return its Holcomb, Kan., beef processing facility to full operations after fire on August 9 caused major damage, Tyson Fresh Meats Division President Steve Stouffer said in a Wednesday press conference. While the plant is working to get back up and running quickly, Stouffer said, “It will be a matter of months,…

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