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Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Greeley, CO – Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that on average 240 agriculture workers suffer a “serious lost-work-time injury” each day. The rate of fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector continues to decline, but still remains […]

Livestock Slaughter - August 2017. US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – August 2017. US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.63 billion pounds in August, up 4 percent from the 4.43  billion pounds produced in August 2016. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.94 million head,  up 7 percent from August 2016. The average live weight […]