TODAY ON AGDAY
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Good morning I’m Tyne Morgan in for Clinton Griffiths. As the dairy industry gathers for its big annual show, much of the talk centers around the fiscal crisis facing many producers, but there could be hope around the corner.
WORLD DAIRY COVERAGE:
Our partners at Dairy Today have set-up shop at World Dairy Expo to bring you the latest developments from the premier industry show. They’ll be posting new material all day long at dairytoday.com. AgDay’s Clinton Griffiths is also on assignment there, Clinton.
Meanwhile, a Canadian judge fined a Manitoba Veterinarian 80-thousand dollars for allowing cattle infected with BSE to ship to the United States. The "Global Winnipeg News" says in January 2009 Dr. Fawcett George Taylor approved-for-export a herd of 42 cattle. But U.S. inspectors denied the entrance after one animal was unable to stand. That cow was infected with BSE. The Vet and three cattle producers were charged in April 2010.
A well-known animal activist has announced he's running for a board seat at the world's second largest meat company. The Humane Society of the United States president Wayne Pacelle says he's filed paperwork as a candidate for election to Tyson Foods board of directors. Pacelle - who is a vegetarian - says his main goal is to ensure a definite timeline is set for Tyson’s producers to phase out the use of gestation stalls.
As we reported yesterday, corn harvest is cruising along at more than halfway complete. Iowa is no different. As of Monday, more than 50% of both the corn and soybean crop had been harvested. That’s 13 points ahead of the average corn harvest pace and 46 points above this time last year.