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Fescue May Lower Conception Rates Two Ways

Researchers and cattle producers have known for years that fescue pastures containing a common toxic endophyte can hurt cow conception rates. That same endophyte can affect semen quality in bulls, as ... Read More

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI  - An omnibus bill, sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-18), passed  with a bipartisan 125-22 vote. The legislation, SB 627, carried in the House by Rep. Jay Houghton (R-43), contains several provisions including SB 977, ... Read More

Federation of State Beef Councils Helps Promote Beef  To International Audience at World Meat Congress May 31

CENTENNIAL, CO – Already an international hit, beef will be in the global spotlight May 31 when the Federation of State Beef Councils helps sponsor a special dinner and appetizers for participants of the 22nd World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas... Read More

Texas Tech to Launch Veterinary School

Texas Tech University will launch the nation’s first new veterinary school in 40 years. The Amarillo, Texas city council recently approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between Texas Tech and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to fund... Read More

Defining Meat Gets Complicated Companies Investing in Cultured Protein That Challenges Traditional Definition of Beef

OMAHA (DTN) -- Clean, cultured beef. It's what's for dinner -- maybe in the near future. But don't call it "meat" or "beef." Perhaps something more along the lines of "cell-cultured protein." The science of growing protein from cultured cells is mov... Read More

Fake Veterinarian Takes Part in Missouri Cattle Fraud Scheme

A man posing as a veterinarian admits to taking part in a $4.7 million investment fraud scheme in Missouri. A Drovers’ report says Robert D. Hawkins has consented that he aided Cameron J. Hager in defrauding more than 90 investors across 21 stat... Read More

Time to evaluate hair shedding on cattle

MT. VERNON, Mo. — May is a good time to score your cow herd for hair shedding according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Hair shedding is around 0.35 percent heritable. That means you can select cattl... Read More

U.S. Beef Industry Leaders Release First-Ever National Framework for Beef Sustainability

DENVER (May 3, 2018) – The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) today opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework. The USRSB Sustainability Framework is a set of resources developed to assist ranchers,... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

Lincoln, NE (May 2, 2018) - Nebraska Cattlemen announced today that it will receive $150,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the "Wildlife Habitat Improvement Through Prescribed Grazing: A Private/Public Partnership" project. The Trust Boa... Read More

Silage for beef cattle conference is June 14

Lincoln, Neb., May 2, 2018 -- Nebraska Extension is partnering with Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer a one-day conference focused on one of the largest components of many beef producers’ bottom ... Read More

Labor walkout trims shift at Cargill Nebraska beef plant

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A walkout over a pay shift differential at a Cargill Schuyler, Nebraska, beef processing plant partially disrupted production at the facility and diverted some cattle back to area feed lots, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. A ... Read More