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Beneath is a roundup of the latest information to assist preserve you knowledgeable.
Editor Alex Grey covers the brand new app launched by Bobcat. The app permits operators to verify on the well being of machines and remotely observe info that enhances upkeep, safety, and efficiency from their cell gadgets.
Machine and fleet info could be accessed by the present Bobcat Proprietor Portal and from the brand new Bobcat Machine IQ cell app.
The Machine IQ Fundamentals package deal is a subscription service which is free for the primary three years from the unique tools buy date. This package deal consists of fundamental telematics monitoring together with GPS location and historical past, working hours and final recorded gas ranges.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture introduced a brand new USDA Market Information Cellular Software, offering farmers and everybody within the provide chain with on the spot entry to present and historic market info.
The preliminary model of the free app consists of almost 800 livestock, poultry, and grain market reviews, with extra commodities added all through the approaching 12 months. There are each iOS and Android variations out there to obtain by the Apple and Google Play shops. The iOS model is obtainable now and the Android model will probably be out there later this week.
The U.S. has the fewest beef cows in seven years, the USDA stated on Monday, signaling that top meat costs will proceed to rise. Ranchers more and more despatched cows to slaughter final 12 months, somewhat than protecting them to breed, as dry climate decreased the quantity of pasture for grazing within the western United States and on the Plains.
Labor shortages and staff’ fears about COVID-19 additionally restricted slaughtering at processing crops.
On the Nationwide Cattlemen’s Beef Affiliation’s Cattlemen’s Faculty, many producers share the most recent practices and initiatives they’re using of their operations.
Be taught what some producers are doing for conservation, ecosystem credit, mixed herds, direct market beef, and agritourism.
Quick Genetics, a Canadian-based swine genetics firm wholly owned by STgen, has acquired Acuity, an Illinois-based swine genetics firm based by The Maschhoffs.
Quick Genetics and Acuity prospects will now have entry to genetic traces from each entities, in addition to gene switch facilities, multiplication provide, technical providers, genetic groups, and transformational expertise.
“We’re enthusiastic about this subsequent part of genetic growth inside The Maschhoffs system. This new alignment with Quick Genetics will add appreciable worth to our pork worth chain,” Dr. Bradley Wolter, chief government officer of The Maschhoffs says.
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