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DEAR READERS: A recent article by Brooks Johnson in the Star Tribune detailed how some goat producers in Minnesota will supply goats for local halal slaughter. This meat from goats and other animals that have been ritually slaughtered is increasingly available in the United States, whereas currently most halal meat is imported from Australia and …

Commercial red meat production in the United States totaled 4.55 billion pounds in April, down 3% from the 4.71 billion pounds produced in April 2021. Beef production, at 2.33 billion pounds, was 1% lower than the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.81 million head, down 1% from April 2021. Average live weight was up 7 …

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its official livestock slaughter and production figures for the first quarter of 2022. In the three months to March, the average cattle carcass weight reached 324.4 kg/head. This was 10.8 kg more than at the same time last year. According to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), this …

Senator Alma Francis Heyliger told Commissioner Positive Nelson that farmers said he was not doing a good job. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Virgin Islands Legislature) On Wednesday, Agriculture Commissioner Positive Nelson gave good news and bad news to the Economic Development Committee. He testified that his department “continues to experience growth as we have increased …