New FARM Program Environmental Stewardship Module

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The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has opened participation in its third component, FARM Environmental Stewardship (ES). The voluntary FARM Environmental Stewardship program helps dairy producers augment their environmental management efforts by identifying ways to improve their on-farm sustainability. “America’s dairy farmers have long been active stewards of the environment,” said Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Conservation, Dairy, environment, National Milk

New Holland Rolabar Rakes Celebrates 50 Years

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Throughout 2017 New Holland Agriculture is celebrating 50 years of continuous production of their Rolabar Rakes. I have spent many summers pulling one of these around making windrow after windrow and was eager to learn more about it’s success. George Rigdon, New Holland hay tool marketing manager, said, “We were the first in grassland farming as a brand. At one …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Equipment, Forage, Hay, NCBA, New Holland

The Cargill Buying Experience

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The many customer experiences were showcased in the Cargill booth during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Mollie Dreibrodt serves as the marketing communications lead in beef for Cargill’s animal nutrition and walked me through how they serve cattle producers both big and small. “No matter the type of beef cattle operation you have, we’ve got you …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cargill, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition

Black Leg Ranch – Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

Jamie Johansen

Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named the 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Conservation, environment, Livestock, NCBA

Zoetis Offers Tips for a Healthy Spring Transition

Lizzy Schultz

Farms across America are inching closer to the warmer weather of springtime, and cattle health is especially important during seasonal transitions. Dr. Blaine Corners, PhD, Senior Nutritionist with Zoetis, sat down with our Jamie Johansen during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to give some nutrition tips for producers as they begin to move into the spring …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition, Zoetis

Join Canada for 2nd Annual Beef Industry Event

Jamie Johansen

Our neighbors and fellow cattlemen from the North also traveled to Nashville for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. I sat down with Jill Harvie, programs manager for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, to hear about some of their key policy issues for the upcoming year and to get the details on their upcoming convention. “This we year …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

New Opportunities for Federal Lands in 2017

Kelly Marshall

They’ve hit the ground running, says Ethan Lane, Executive Director Public Lands Council & NCBA Federal Lands. The 115th Congress is underway and the new administration isn’t resting on its laurels, so now is the time to dig in and get the work done. The first priority is to roll back burdensome regulations facing cattle producers, especially with regard to …

Ag Group, Audio, Cattle, Government, NCBA

Alltech’s Focus on Calf Immunity

Jamie Johansen

Alltech hosted a Calf Immunity Forum full of experts discussing the latest strategies and newest technologies for a profitable calf immunity program during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Scours, pathogen build-up, bad weather and other challenges can hurt your cattle and your bottom line. Alltech’s trademark technology, BIO-MOS, has been on the market for over 20 …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Cattle, Nutrition

John Deere at #CattleCon17

Kelly Marshall

The John Deere booth at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is the place to be if you’re a producer, says Dave Yuska, Senior Product Manager. “It looks like we’ve got pretty much everything a livestock producer would be looking for in their product portfolio. We’ve got the tractors, the 569 baler, which is our best selling …

Audio, Beef, Cattle, Hay, John Deere, NCBA

Meet NCBA’s New Policy Division Chair

Kelly Marshall

Joe Guild will serve as Chairman on the policy division for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association during the coming year. Jamie Johansen spoke with him at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show about the skills he brings to the position from his job as a ranch manger in Nevada. Guild owns a ranch management business and has …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Policy