Most American beef travels a familiar, traditional trail from pasture to plate. Here and there, though, some producers have chosen a road less traveled to meet the more specific needs and wants of consumers.
The Red Angus Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) raised $28,000 through the auction of seven signed and numbered prints of Tim Coxs limited-edition Where Change Comes Slowly piece during the 2010 Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) national convention in Springfield, MO.
Pictured is the 2010-11 American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors. Seated (l to r) are: John Woolfolk, Jackson, TN, president; David Breiner, Alma, KS, vice president; James Milligan, Kings, IL; Jerry Huth, Oakfield, WI; and Craig Huffhines, Kansas City, MO, executive vice president.
Bovine babesiosis, commonly known as Texas cattle fever, is a deadly disease of cattle caused by single-celled organisms that are transmitted by cattle fever ticks. Texas cattle fever greatly harmed the cattle industry in the U.S. until the beginning of the 20th century.
The fight over the new regulations proposed by USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has been heating up over the past several weeks. Several members of Congress are aligning themselves to derail the proposed regulations that are widely opposed by many cattle producers, packers and retailers.
The Cattle on Feed report, released Oct. 22 by USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), provided a little downward pressure for the cattle markets last week. The on feed number, at 10.8 million head, was 3 percent above year-ago levels and largely in line with pre-report expectations.
In a cooperative effort between ranchers and packers, cattle producers in Washington state are collaborating to put beef on the plates of needy families around the region. The result of this combined effort is Beef Counts, a program designed to make it easier for ranchers to donate beef to needy families through area food banks. Originally the brainchild of Boise, ID-based Agri-Beef Co., the program also involves members of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), Beef Commission, and Cattle Feeders, as well as Second Harvest Inland Northwest, which services more than 250 food banks in the region.
An economic impact study conducted by John Dunham and Associates, Inc. concludes that the Obama administrations proposed rule on livestock marketing could leave approximately 104,000 additional Americans without jobs. Consequently, the study reports a $14 billion reduction in the National Gross Domestic Product.
While some areas of the U.S. are experiencing drought conditions that have dried up pastures and forced livestock producers to feed hay weeks earlier than usual, the overall outlook for hay supplies does not seem to be quite as severe.
Forest Dunning of Sheridan, WY, was honored with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award at the National Red Angus Convention in Springfield, MO, Sept. 16- 17. Greg Comstock, RAAA CEO, presented the award to Dunning.
Roger is one of the strongest Red Angus promoters weve seen in the last decade, said Berry. His work to promote our breed through the terms he uses and the talks he gives from the auction block have opened avenues that have helped Red Angus breeders succeed on a level we are undeniably thankful for.
On topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising regulatory issues about farm dust and questioning the use of sound pasture management tools like prairie dog bait, industry partners such as Liphatech (Rozol) are supporting many state stock grower associations to make sure that all sides of these issues are heard.
Color doesnt necessarily guarantee a premium, says Brett Barham, University of Arkansas animal scientist. A sub-par-quality calf is always going to be sub-par, no matter what color it is, so just making your calves black isnt going to increase your premiums.
Farmers and ranchers would face burdensome federal regulatory control if provisions of a restrictive Senate water bill make it through the lame duck session of Congress, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AF- BF).
Mesquite has been a veritable thorn in the side of Texas cowboys as they claw, tear or bust through the thorny mazes. Along with cedar, it could be said that mesquite is the brush that cowboys love to hate.