U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc.
USLGE members match international producers with sources in the United States that offer genetics with superior credentials. The combined resources of USLGE members include most major species and breeds — resources that are unmatched by any other single organization.
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced new efforts to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the United States. Through an outreach and awareness campaign called "Protect Our Pigs," APHIS will support commercial pork producers, veterinarians, and pig owners with information and resources to help safeguard America’s swine population and the pork industry.
The new Protect Our Pigs website (aphis.usda.gov/ProtectOurPigs) will house materials such as downloadable fact sheets and posters, instructional videos, shareable social media graphics, a new interactive biosecurity guide, and offer the latest disease updates. As part of these outreach efforts, on June 29, 2022, at 3 pm (EDT), APHIS will host African Swine Fever: What You Need to Know, a virtual event that will feature a panel of experts representing the pork industry, pig owners, and veterinarians to discuss the latest on the disease, protective actions and respond to questions. To learn more and register for the event, go to facebook.com/events/5417174611628019.
Source: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Programs to help U.S. farmers build markets overseas boosted agricultural exports by an average of $9.6 billion annually from 1977 to 2019, representing 13.7% of total agricultural export value and returning $24.50 in additional net export revenue for every dollar spent on export promotion. Those are the key conclusions from a study commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council on behalf of members of the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) to evaluate USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program. The study was conducted by IHS Markit in cooperation with Drs. Gary Williams and Oral Capps at Texas A&M University, both experts on evaluating the economic performance of trade promotion programs.
The MAP and FMD programs are authorized by the Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. The programs form part of the public-private partnerships that offer competitive cost-share grants for foreign market development activities to USAEDC members. The study reported that these market development programs effectively leveraged industry contributions, averaging between 70–77% of expenditures from 2013–19, valued at an estimated annual average of $567 million.
Source: USAEDC News, May 18, 2022
8th International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exhibition, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5th International Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia
EuroTier 2022, Hanover, Germany
Embryo transfer is a valuable tool for genetic improvement among livestock herds. This USLGE video explains how embryo transfer offers a cost-effective means of transporting U.S. genetics to add genetic diversity to a herd.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture, American International Charolais Association, Costa Rican National Institute of Innovation and Transfer in Agricultural Technology partnered to demonstrate benefits of using U.S. beef genetics in Brahman-based cattle; a field day exhibiting the offspring of U.S. Charolais and Red Angus-sired calves was the focal point of a trade mission, and over 60 Costa Rican cattlemen attended. Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture.View Gallery