IBBA Board Offers Short-Term THR Amnesty Program

Jamie Johansen

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Board of Directors approved an amnesty period for its members to bring cattle back on the THR inventory with no penalty. This amnesty period will begin September 1, 2014, and end December 31, 2014. The cattle brought back must meet all the following criteria: – Member re-enrolling the cattle must be a member in …

Ag Group, Beef, Brangus

Ready for Alltech Global Dairy & Beef

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy

Free BQA Certification for Beef and Dairy Producers

Jamie Johansen

For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers who are interested in becoming certified or recertified during this period. …

Agribusiness, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Dairy, Education

NCBA Addresses APHIS Proposed Rule

Jamie Johansen

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Inspection Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register today to allow the importation of beef from a region in Argentina. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, cattleman from Victoria, Texas, issued the following statement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is deeply concerned by today’s announcement by the United …

Ag Group, Beef, Government, International, NCBA

Zoetis U.S. Cattle & Equine Marketing Adds to Team

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis welcomes Cheryl Marti as senior marketing manager for U.S. Dairy Genetics and Reproductives. Marti joins the Zoetis U.S. Cattle and Equine marketing team following a successful nine-year career at Zoetis as a territory business manager and senior dairy production specialist based in Wisconsin and fresh cow reproduction manager in the Great Lakes states. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Company Announcement, Equine

Pork Economic Situation and Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The record yields and production predicted for the U.S. corn crop this year have good potential to get even bigger, according to livestock economist Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics. “It just looks very good … we’re looking at a great crop,” said Meyer at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica North Carolina Swine Health Seminar last week. “Based on history, the two years …

Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, economics, Feed, Meat, Pork, Price

Producer Reaction to ROI Study

Jamie Johansen

Dawn Caldwell, producer from Edgar, Neb., and vice chair of the checkoff’s Evaluation Committee, reports about how the recent Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments study validates what she’s always known about the checkoff program. “No, I’m really excited about how the ROI turned out. You never know when you turn in something like that, you always hope …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff

Hybrid Burger Combines Beef and Chicken

Cindy Zimmerman

A new burger on the market is a marriage between beef and chicken, combining the best of both worlds. The new product is called – what else? – Cluck N’ Moo. “I experimented to see what happens when we combine chicken and beef, and I developed a process that we just applied for the patent on,” said Cluck Incorporated president …

Beef, Chicken, Products

New Documentary Chronicles Dry Times in Colorado

Jamie Johansen

Host of Colorado’s 850 KOA Morning Show, Steffan Tubbs, and producer/director of Droughtland the documentary, spoke to attendees of this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Steffan grew up with a great appreciation for farmers and ranchers and as he moved through his career in journalism, he has continued to express a passion for the ag community and has spent the …

ADM, Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Video, Weather