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Beef Exports Trail Last Year’s Record Number

August beef exports this year were below the record-large numbers in August of last year. That’s according to data from the USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. August beef exp... Read More

K-State Study: Mandatory labeling had minimal effect on meat demand

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas State University agricultural economist says a law that once required mandatory reporting of the origin of meat sold in grocery stores likely did not have an impact on consumers’ demand for those products. Glynn Tons... Read More

5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first dead bull was found in a timbered ravine in eastern Oregon. There was no indication it had been shot, attacked by predators or eaten poisonous plants. The animal’s sex organs and tongue had been removed. All the bl... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Suggests Cattle Market Reforms to USDA

Nebraska Farm Bureau has offered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a series of recommendations to reform the way beef cattle are marketed. The underlying concept of Farm Bureau’s suggestions are to create a more transparent and val... Read More

OMAHA (DTN) -- Cattle producers rallied Wednesday in a daylong event at an Omaha hotel, calling on President Donald Trump to bring more fairness to cattle markets and to reduce the influence of imported beef and cattle on U.S. market prices. AUDIO... Read More

Dietetic Interns Participate In Checkoff-Funded Workshops

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) recently hosted education and media training workshops for students enrolled in dietetic internship programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and Kansas State University in Manhattan. More than 3... Read More

Cattle risk management workshop Nov. 7

ARTHUR, Neb. — Nebraska Extension will be hosting a risk management workshop for cattle producers on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. MT at the Bunkhouse Bar & Grill located at 306 Fir Street in Arthur. Cattle producers will le... Read More

Agriculture Groups Urge USDA to Quickly Establish Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2019 – Representatives of the National Pork Producers Council, the National Milk Producers Federation, the National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U... Read More

USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Summary US Sept. 1 Hog Inventory Up 3% From Year Ago *AUDIO*

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on Sept. 1, 2019, was 77.7 million head. This was up 3% from Sept. 1, 2018, and up 3% from June 1, 2019. This is the highest Sept. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since the estimates began in 1988. Breed... Read More

VIDEO: At Ag Committee Hearing, Fischer Questions Witnesses on Cattle Markets Following Fire at Holcomb Beef Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) questioned Dr. Jayson Luck, Agriculture Economics Professor at Purdue University, Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef A... Read More

ICON urges cattle producers to rally in Omaha

Cattlemen are invited to attend a rally in Omaha on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to protest the relatively low prices of cattle, compared to the high prices of retail beef. During the week of Sept. 23-27, cattle producers were losing more than $200 per head... Read More