Livestock and Poultry Program

USDA Publishes Negotiated Cattle Market Reporting Study

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a study on Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) negotiated slaughter cattle market reporting. The study, conducted by Dr. Ted Schroeder and Dr. Glynn Tonsor with Kansas State University and Dr. Lee Schulz with Iowa State University, can be found online at: www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/mmr/lmr/generalinfo.

USDA to Host Stakeholder Meeting to Review Negotiated Cattle Market Reporting Study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a cattle industry stakeholder meeting to review recommendations from a study on Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) negotiated slaughter cattle market reporting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT, at the USDA National Grain Center located at 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64153.

USDA to Implement Alternative Method Program for AMS-Designated Laboratories that Conduct Microbiological Testing of Boneless and Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced today that beginning November 1, 2019, AMS will evaluate requests from AMS-designated laboratories to use methods different from those specified in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) to test beef that AMS intends to purchase. AMS procures boneless and ground beef for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs.

USDA Establishes Regional Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Centers

Release No.: 114-19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a collaboration with industry and academia to establish three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Training Centers. These centers will educate and train stakeholders across the country in the grading of feeder cattle, fed cattle and beef carcasses.

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