Policy Priorities for Livestock Markets

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is the voice for local livestock auction markets on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues. They brought that voice to NAFB’s Trade Talk to bring to light key ag policy issues relevant to the livestock marketing sector. Chelsea Good, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, said the Packers and Stockyards Act is the main …

Ag Group, Auctions, Audio, legislation, Livestock, LMA, NAFB

AgriClear – Empowering Both Buyer & Seller

Jamie Johansen

AgriClear has been providing an online platform for buying and selling cattle since June of this year. This novel idea is changing the way business is transacted and is empowering cattlemen and women to buy and sell cattle on their terms with efficiency and payment assurance at it’s forefront. AgriClear allows producers all over the United States and Canada to …

Agribusiness, Auctions, Audio, Cattle, Markets, NAFB

HerefordFeederCattle.com Website Launched

Jamie Johansen

The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC recently launched HerefordFeederCattle.com — an online marketing tool for producers marketing Hereford-influenced feeder cattle. HerefordFeederCattle.com is a free online tool for buyers or sellers to view, list or purchase Hereford-influenced cattle. Producers can list cattle for sale under three options — live auction, video/internet auction and private treaty. There …

Agribusiness, Auctions, Beef, Cattle, Hereford

Getting Started with Alltech in France

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Auctions

Help Raise Funds for Hereford Research

Jamie Johansen

A variety of unique items and opportunities will be up for bid Sept. 5 during “The Cutting Edge Sale” aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. Hereford enthusiasts will be gathering for an evening aboard the boat on Table Rock Lake after wrapping up the Hereford Genetic Summit in nearby Springfield, Mo. Thirteen lots will be auctioned live, starting at 7 p.m., …

Ag Group, Auctions, Beef, Hereford

New President for Livestock Marketing Association

Jamie Johansen

Dan Harris, owner of Holton Livestock Exchange in Holton, Kan., has been elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). In this role, he will spend two years leading the nation’s largest membership organization representing more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses. Harris is no stranger to having a microphone in his hand; but, as he told …

Ag Group, Auctions, Livestock, LMA, Marketing

Lotz Wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Jamie Johansen

Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan. proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 51st anniversary of the Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 21. As a third-generation auctioneer, the world champion was quite familiar with the livestock marketing industry. When he was 15, Lotz attended auctioneering school at Western …

Ag Group, Auctions, Beef, Livestock, Marketing

Online Livestock Auction Now Accepting Bids

Jamie Johansen

Livestock auctions are moo-ving online. Pasture Road, a groundbreaking livestock auction, allows you to hawk your wares from the comfort of your home, barn or hay bale. The goal of pastureroad.com is to extend the convenience of eBay to livestock and agricultural equipment, allowing buyers and sellers to come together and search thousands of national and local listings. “We believe …

Agribusiness, Auctions, Livestock, Marketing