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Tyson demands better treatment of hogs from its suppliers
Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s second-largest pork producer, says it will require more humane animal treatment farmers that raise its pigs and keep a closer eye on all of its hog suppliers in North America.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Tyson to stop buying cattle fed Merck supplement
Tyson Foods Inc. says it will no longer buy cattle fed a supplement that’s designed to bulk them up before slaughter, citing experts who suggest the drug may be causing animals to become lame.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Tyson to drop Okla. hog supplier after abuse video
An animal rights group said Wednesday it videotaped workers at a central Oklahoma farm abusing hogs raised for Tyson Foods, and the meat company said it would immediately end its contract with the supplier.
Thursday, November, 21, 2013 - - News

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Tyson Foods says pig virus to cut pork supply by up to 4 percent
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, says it expects pork supplies to drop 2 to 4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a deadly pig virus spreads through the U.S. hog belt.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Raising wages won't hurt business
Union workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb., will be getting raises. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to accept the deal under a new five-year contract that covers more than 3,500 workers.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Concern about growth drugs
A video showing clips of cattle struggling to walk was shown at a recent beef industry conference as part of a panel discussion on the pros and cons of using a class of drugs known as beta-agonists — the additives fed to cattle in the weeks before slaughter to add up to 30 pounds to bodyweight and reduce fat content in the meat.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Merck suspends sales of growth additive
U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co says it is suspending sales of its Zilmax animal feed additive in the U.S. and Canada following concerns about animals showing signs of distress after use of the product, which is given to cattle to increase their weight before slaughter.
Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 - Reuters - News

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China bans Ark. poultry after mild bird flu strain
China has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from the state of Arkansas after a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found in the state in June, U.S. government and industry officials said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July, 31, 2013 - Reuters - News

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The presidential turkey comes from Minnesota, a local fund raises money for West River ranchers and the Rancher Relief Fund accepts applications.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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U.S. senators urge help for producers hit by killer pig virus
Two U.S. senators urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by a deadly virus that has killed more than 4 million pigs across the U.S. in the past year.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US meat groups thwarted in bid to block country-of-origin labels
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.
Friday, March, 28, 2014 - - News

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USDA will require reporting of PEDv
In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 18 announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Canada monitoring reports of lameness in US cattle fed Zilmax
Health Canada says it’s keeping an eye on reports from the U.S. that a supplement designed to bulk up cattle before slaughter may be causing the animals lameness or difficulty in moving.
Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 - - News

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Supply squeeze pushes US ‘choice’ beef price to new high
The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record on Thursday as already tight supplies were further squeezed by harsh weather that reduced the number of cattle that came to market in parts of the country, analysts said.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Reasons to love Smithfield purchase
Shuanghui International Holding Inc.’s proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has some benefits for the U.S.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Canadian producers watch US farm bill
New meat labeling rules kick in.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Canadian Press - News

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Brutal cold slows US farming and meat business
The coldest weather to hit the central United States in two decades disrupted grain and livestock shipments throughout the nation’s farm belt on Monday, curbed meat production at several packing plants and threatened to damage the dormant wheat crop.
Tuesday, January, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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A part but apart
Mont. Hutterites are key to the region’s hog industry.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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