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The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites

The chicken dance: Broiler production keeps pace with growing consumer appetites
A recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation notes that federally inspected broiler, or meat chicken, production and consumption has been growing for nearly a decade.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales
Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.



Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid

Cattlemen take extra precautions when weather is frigid
January’s weather can be frightful; and for Virginia cattlemen, frigid temperatures call for extra precautions for their livestock.



Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture

Speaker: Animal rights groups ‘cherry-picking’ scripture
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is warning American farmers and ranchers that animal rights groups are increasing efforts to give modern agriculture a negative image by attempting to influence major religious denominations.



Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one
The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive.



Lee County school prepares vets to serve in rural areas

Lee County school prepares vets to serve in rural areas
The DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center in Lee County is helping bridge the gap between farmers and large animal veterinarians in rural areas.



Despite slight increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain

Despite slight increase, Virginians’ Thanksgiving meal still a bargain
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for about $5.06 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.



Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat

Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat
The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has released new ads for the holidays that encourage consumers to make beef the star of family meals.



Prevent backyard chickens from spreading disease

Prevent backyard chickens from spreading disease
More consumers are keeping chickens in their own backyards, but the desire for fresh eggs can come with some risks.



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