This will be my last post from the Cattle Industry Convention. To sort of bring it full circle I interviewed the new Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, Jay O’Brien, from Amarillo, TX. The gavel was passed to him this morning. Jay speaks about the new long range plan for the beef industry which was passed here this morning. I’m sure that it will have an impact on dairy producers as it is interpreted and implemented.
Dairy producers attending yesterday’s Dairy Producer Communications Forum at the Cattle Industry Convention heard some surprising news.
Our U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, was on the program early today here at the Cattle Industry Convention. He spoke for about 25 minutes before taking some questions from the floor.
Dairy producers don’t always think of themselves as beef producers but since they’re paying the Beef Checkoff they might be interested to hear what it’s doing for them.
One of our sponsors here on World Dairy Diary is The Callicrate Bander from No-Bull Enterprises. The owner is Mike Callicrate who recently attended the R-Calf annual meeting in Colorado. We weren’t able to attend that meeting so my wife, Cindy, did an interview with Mike to get a report on what happened there.
As dairy producers you also pay your Beef Checkoff dues. Hopefully you might be interested in the following.
At the Cattle Industry Convention I got to meet and interview 2 dairy producers who are on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
Today I had a chance to interview Monte Reese who is the COO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. He talks about the Cattle Industry Convention that’s just getting started here in Denver.
Today’s USDA radio newsline featured a story by Gary Crawford with audio from USDA Economist, Keith Collins.