Checking up on Beef Checkoff Dollars

Cindy Zimmerman

World Dairy Diary has been in Denver this week covering the Cattle Industry Summer meeting which includes the major decision-making meetings of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board regarding the spending of beef checkoff dollars. The Audit Committee of the Beef Board is chaired by Davis Denman (pictured on right). Davis is a dairy and grain farmer in Cortland, Ohio, and was …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, CBB

Studying Affects of Weather and Climate on Cattle

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts …

Beef, Research, usda

Dairy & Beef Issues Addressed At Upcoming Global 500

Jamie Johansen

In just two and a half weeks Lexington, Kentucky will once again open it’s doors to dairy farmers and beef producers from across the world. These agriculturalists are coming together for Alltech’s Global 500. The Alltech community offers an opportunity to find answers to your questions. What are the modern challenges of animal production? Where to invest? How to target …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Beef, Events

Preserving Beef Quality in Dairy Cows

Cindy Zimmerman

Dairy producers are beef producers too and they should always keep that in mind with their production practices. “At this point, most dairy producers do not think of themselves as beef producers,” says Dr. Linda Tikofsky, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI). “Dairymen know they ship cull cows for beef, but I don’t think they recognize the …

Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim

Federation Adds $6.6 Million to Checkoff Efforts

Melissa Sandfort

Beef producers serving state beef council boards throughout the country have chosen to supplement national and international research, education and promotion programs funded by the Beef Checkoff Program by about $6.6 million in fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1. The supplemental funds, invested through the Federation of State Beef Councils, are to be added to $40.3 million invested through …

Agribusiness, Beef, Beef Checkoff

Ruhland named 2013 Eisenhower USA Fellow

Melissa Sandfort

On Sept. 27, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret), Chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships, announced that the organization will send eight U.S. citizens abroad in 2013 as Eisenhower USA Fellows. Among the eight selected Fellows is Polly Ruhland, Chief Executive Officer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The fellowship provides Ruhland with the resources and programmatic support to create and execute an …

Agribusiness, Beef

Alltech's Global 500 Is Right Around The Corner

Jamie Johansen

Ruminating on the future of beef and dairy farming will be the topic of discussion at Alltech’s 5th Annual Global 500. The event will feature industry experts who will address the changing future of the dairy and beef industries. Last year’s event was a success with 700 attendees and they are expecting over 1000 this December 4-6 in Lexington, Ky. …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Beef, Education, Events

Dairy Producer Sees Big Returns on Beef Checkoff Dollars

John Davis

While dairy producers obviously produce large amounts of milk and milk products, they are also cattlemen, and look to the Beef Checkoff to help market their meat products. One such producer is third-generation Oklahoma family dairy farmer Brett Morris, who also has a cow-calf and stocker operation. He also happens to chair the Beef Board’s Retail Committee. Brett says the …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff

New York Hosts Veal/Dairy Tour

Melissa Sandfort

The New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC) once again invited more than 50 industry influencers to an educational veal/dairy tour of New York State. The dynamics of this year’s tour was different than the tour of 2010 as this year’s attendees were a mix of chef educators and their students. Six different culinary schools, along with food service, retail, dietitians …

Beef, Beef Checkoff, dairy farming