Tag: livestock

Livestock outlook for 2018 a positive one

The 2018 outlook for the U.S. livestock and poultry sectors is generally positive. There are, however, concerns for both markets as uncertainty looms around trade agreements, said James Robb, director and senior livestock economist for the national Livestock Marketing Information Center.

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.

Survey of Virginia cattle farms coming in January

In January the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey about 920 cattle operations in Virginia to provide an up-to-date measure of cattle inventories.

USDA funds available for fencing livestock out of Virginia streams

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $874,000 available to farmers in 21 Virginia localities.

Cars, not livestock, greater contributors to greenhouse gas emissions

A recently published white paper sheds new light on the role of livestock production in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Report: Virginia livestock, grain inventory

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the state’s estimated inventories for livestock and grains

Preparing livestock and farms for winter storms before they hit

Farmers need to prepare for power outages, threats to livestock and poultry, and structural or crop damage, that can accompany a strong winter storm.

New livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech included in governor’s bond proposa

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced plans to include funding for new and renovated livestock, poultry, and equine facilities at Virginia Tech.

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Youth can apply for 2015 livestock exhibitor scholarships

Youth who exhibited in the 2015 State Fair of Virginia livestock shows are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the State Fair of Virginia.

New livestock regulations now in effect

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has announced changes to two state animal regulations: the Animal Importation Regulation and the Livestock Markets and Dealers Regulation.


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