Hereford & Red Angus Release “Premium Red Baldy” Program

Jamie Johansen

Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association have introduced the “Premium Red Baldy” program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from both breeds while developing quality commercial females. RAAA …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Hereford, Red Angus

Sustainability a Focus for Beef Supply Chain

Many of those gathered at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Phoenix are working toward sustainability within the beef industry at all levels of the supply chain. “Sustainability, as defined by NCBA, is about producing safe and nutritious beef with economic viability, environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” said Dr. Sara Place, Sr. …

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Cattlemen Release 2018 Policy Priorities

A number of topics are priorities for cattle producers in the coming year, beginning with the passage of a new Farm Bill. “Everybody is trying to push completion of the Farm Bill before the current one expires, and we are no different,” said Colin Woodall, senior vice president of government affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “We want to …

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CattleFax Predicts Large Supply and Strong Demand in 2018

It appears strong demand will continue to support the cattle industry in the coming year, even though the supply continues to grow. “The cattle cycle is pretty well on track,” said Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax. “We saw the USDA numbers released yesterday that indicated the herd expanded again in 2017. We expected that would be the case. But it …

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Report Outlines Animal Identification and Traceability Recommendations

A key report regarding U.S. beef cattle identification and traceability systems was released this week and the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix. Developed by World Perspectives, Inc., the report contains conclusions and recommendations based on surveys and interviews with industry stakeholders as well as other research. “I think a few things emerged from …

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NCBA President Reflects on 2017

During his time as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Craig Uden has had the opportunity to see a lot of cattle country and meet with many producers like himself. He believes the grassroots nature of the organization continues to be one of its most important attributes. “These challenges that come from these states are the backbone of why …

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#CattleCon18 Kicks Off in Phoenix

jamie johansen

The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is under way and cattlemen and women are ready to Blaze a Trail in Phoenix, Arizona. We caught up with NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier to talk about the convention and what draws producers to the event year after year. “We are going to have a big crowd here in Phoenix. We …

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Beef Board’s 2017 Annual Report Released

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB) Annual Report provides results of Beef Checkoff programs to the beef producers and importers who invest in this national self-help program. Included in the report is a letter from CBB Chairman Brett Morris and an overview of revenues and expenditures for fiscal 2017. In addition, you’ll find summaries of results from …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB

Proposed Rule to Modernize Swine Inspection

jamie johansen

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced its continued effort to modernize inspection systems through science-based approaches to food safety. USDA is proposing to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to establish a new voluntary inspection system for market hog slaughter establishments called the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), while also requiring additional pathogen sampling for all …

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New Coalition Advocates For NAFTA Preservation

cindy zimmerman

More than 30 organizations have joined to form Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition dedicated to preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by educating political leaders about its importance to agriculture. The groups represent growers, refiners, producers, transporters, retailers and consumers, including major industry organizations such as American Farm Bureau, Corn Refiners Association, National …

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