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NCBA: Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fa... Read More

Livestock Producers Praise Recovery of Gray Wolf as

Today Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Bob Skinner, president of the Public Lands Council, released a joint statement in response to the Department of Interior’s announcement that it will publish a gra... Read More

U.S. share of Japan beef market shrinks in January

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership saw their beef exports to Japan grow by more than half in the month of January. The members’ share of the market hit 56 percent, while U.S. beef exports to Japan grew 21 percent. The U.S. share of the market... Read More

January 1 Cattle Inventory Up Slightly in the US *AUDIO w/Jerry Stowell*

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2019 totaled 94.8 million head, slightly above the 94.3 million head on January 1, 2018. Listen to the report with analysis by Jerry Stowell: Cattle Inventory Jerry Stowell 2-28 All co... Read More

Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost milk production. Farm Service Agency program speci... Read More

Winter Weather Cattle Loss May Be Covered by LIP

It’s been a tough winter for farmers, especially for beef and dairy producers. Extreme weather across a good chunk of the nation have resulted in some excessive livestock deaths. Ranchers who have experienced those losses may be eligible to reco... Read More

Brazil's JBS imports corn for first time in 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian food giant JBS SA has ordered its first shipment of imported corn this year to be used as feed at meat processing plants in the southern state of Santa Catarina, a source with direct knowledge of the decision s... Read More

Livestock Transporters Embrace GeoSpace Labs 49 CFR 395.1(k) Technology ELD Solution

As the rest of the trucking industry moves on from the transition to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which have been required since the end of 2017, transporters of livestock are exempt from the regulation until September of 2019. The exemption ... Read More

Cattlemen's Beef Board Names New Officers at 2019 Cattle Industry Convention

Cattle producers Chuck Coffey, Jared Brackett and Hugh Sanburg are the new leaders of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB). This officer team is responsible for guiding the national Beef Checkoff Program throughout 2019. Cof... Read More

'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love

PETERSFIELD, England (Reuters) - A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Called “Tudder” - a mix of dating app Tinder and udder - it lets farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of. ... Read More

Brazil's Marfrig, Minerva Uruguay plants cleared to sell beef to Japan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian food processors Marfrig Global Foods SA and Minerva SA said on Friday that all seven of their plants in Uruguay have been authorized to export fresh beef to Japan. Marfrig and Minerva meat processing units in Urugua... Read More

Is creep feeding beef calves profitable?

Successful beef calf producers continually search for ways to improve their operation and bottom-line. Creep feeding calves to increase their market weight is one strategy. To be profitable, the costs of the added weight gain must be less than the va... Read More

Montana bill would distinguish 'real' from lab-grown meat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make sure meat products produced from a cultured cell can't be labeled the same as steaks, burger and other items that come from livestock and poultry. Several national companies are producing lab-g... Read More

Bankrupt South Texas beef processor sold

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas beef processor has been sold to a North Carolina real estate developer at a court-approved bankruptcy auction. Corpus Christi-based Sam Kane Beef Processors had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protecti... Read More