Weekly eNewsletter | April 20, 2021 | Volume 160
Tyson Announces Support for U.S. CattleTrace
Beef industry efforts to develop a voluntary animal traceability system gained significant traction today as Tyson Fresh Meats announces its support for U.S. CattleTrace.

Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, becomes the first beef processor to invest in the membership program, which was formed by multiple state cattlemen’s organizations to develop a national infrastructure for animal disease traceability in the U.S. cattle industry.
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Chronic Wasting Disease Test Developed by Scientists
Scientists have developed a new way to test live animals for chronic wasting disease that holds promise for one day detecting the illness in the wild.
"We need to do more in the form of field testing to verify its utility," said Byron Caughey, chief of the TSE/Prion Biochemistry Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton.
Researchers Study Precision Livestock Farming
Janice Siegford, researcher for the Michigan State University-Department of Animal Science, is leading a team of researchers and Michigan State University-Extension agents in studying the advancement of precision farming in the U.S. swine industry. The group was recently awarded a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant.
DBA Members Connect With Lawmakers
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Chair of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) are standing up for American dairy farmers by reintroducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate today to combat the unfair practice of mislabeling non-dairy products using dairy names. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) are introducing bipartisan companion legislation in the House.
Llamas are generally about twice the size of alpacas, and alpacas have short, pointy ears, whereas llamas have much longer ears that stand straight up and give them an alert look.
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