• A woman looking at meat in a grocery store.

    Supply chain disruptions

    Published on May 3, 2020

    When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?

  • Show cattle

    Novel coronavirus information for animal owners

    Published on April 23, 2020

    There are many questions regarding animal and human health during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, there are animal health experts we can turn to for answers.

  • Pork from ractopamine-fed pigs is safe for consumption

    Published on April 17, 2020

    Despite recent decisions by some US packers to process only ractopamine-free pigs, it is important to understand that meat products are safe for consumers when ractopamine is used according to label directions.

  • Child feeding two pigs

    Important conversations to have with your feed supplier part 2

    Published on March 6, 2020

    Building a relationship with your feed supplier is an important part of a successful livestock project, key conversations regarding how you want to feed your animal and what products are banned at your county fair or exhibition are important.

  • A pigs head

    Reducing the risk of secondary contamination from Ractopamine part 3

    Published on March 6, 2020

    It's extremely important that youth exhibitors who participate in swine projects at their county fair or other livestock exhibitions take a few critical steps before bringing animals home to reduce the risk of exposure to ractopamine products.