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.

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USLGE members include a broad base of U.S. livestock organizations (dairy, beef, swine, horse, sheep, and goats) as well as embryo and semen industries, the livestock export sector, and State Departments of Agriculture.

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Study: Public-private partnerships build global markets for U.S. farm goods, adding $9.6 billion In export value annually

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 7077% of expenditures from 201319, valued at an estimated annual average of $567 million.

Source: USAEDC News, May 18, 2022

Dr. Billy Smith named 2022 Equine Industry Vision Award winner

Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the Equine Industry Vision Award to Dr. Billy Smith at the AHP Equine Media Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, creativity, and meritorious contributions toward positive changes in the equine industry. He has held leadership roles with the American Horse Council and served as chair of the USLGE board of directors.

Source: American Horse Publications Press Release (Christine Brune), May 13, 2022

See also: APHA innovation helps Billy Smith win Equine Vision Award


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A follow-up trade mission from Thailand conducted an interview at Caprikorn Farms in Gapland, MD, in August 2015. Source: BIO-Genics

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