Dairy & Beef Issues Addressed At Upcoming Global 500

Jamie JohansenAlltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Beef, Events

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 … Read More

Beef Checkoff at Dairy Expo

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, World Dairy Expo

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) always has a presence at the World Dairy Expo to help dairy producers understand how they are a part of the Beef Checkoff. “All dairy cattle are certainly beef cattle also,” said CBB board member Gary Sharp of South Dakota, who was at the dairy expo at the beef checkoff booth, along with representatives from … Read More

Preserving Beef Quality in Dairy Cows

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim

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 … Read More

Federation Adds $6.6 Million to Checkoff Efforts

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Beef, Beef Checkoff

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 … Read More

Ruhland named 2013 Eisenhower USA Fellow

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Beef

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 … Read More

Alltech's Global 500 Is Right Around The Corner

Jamie JohansenAlltech, Alltech Global 500, Beef, Education, Events

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. … Read More

Dairy Producer Sees Big Returns on Beef Checkoff Dollars

John DavisAudio, Beef, Beef Checkoff

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 … Read More

New York Hosts Veal/Dairy Tour

Melissa SandfortBeef, Beef Checkoff, dairy farming

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 … Read More

Dairy Forum Focuses on Antibiotics and Residues

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, food safety

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board Dairy Producer Forum at the recent Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville featured Dr. Michael Apley, Veterinarian at Kansas State University who focused on concerns about antibiotic resistance and residues in culled dairy cows and veal calves and what can be done to get rid of them. “One of the unique things about dairy cattle is a … Read More

Dairy Producer is NCBA President-Elect

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, NCBA

Meet the new officers of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The three were elected at last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville. From left to right, they are: President J.D. Alexander from Pilger, Nebraska; President-Elect Scott George from Cody, Wyoming; and Vice President Bob McCan of Victoria, Texas. President-elect Scott George is primarily a dairyman in a family partnership that … Read More