Effective Aug.1, 2011, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will no longer require brucellosis testing of adult cattle for change of ownership. TAHC will also cease to pay the $2 per head supplement to markets for the testing.
National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) Manager of Legislative Affairs Kent Bacus said the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made the right decision to walk away from proposing additional transportation regulations on Americas farmers and ranchers last week.
After four years of negotiations, debate and litigation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the state of Wyoming have at last reached an agreement that may allow the state to begin managing its wolf population. Announced on Aug.
Increases in support for beef demand-building efforts were approved by directors of the Federation Division (Federation) of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) at the organizations board meeting held in conjunction with the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Kissimmee, FL.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said the "proof is in the pudding" that NCBA’s grassroots policy process works as the 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference wrapped up in Kissimmee, FL.
A J.R. Simplot Company spokesman welcomes a federal judge's ruling that overturns a ban on livestock grazing on some southern Idaho public lands and that states limited grazing could benefit the lands by reducing kindling that stokes wildfires.
Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can reverse the drying effects of predicted higher temperatures on semi-arid rangelands, according to a study published last week in the scientific journal Nature by a team of USDA and university scientists.
The economic downturn that has slammed the residential and commercial real estate markets over the past three years has not spilled over to agricultural properties. A recent report by Rabobank points out that in the past two decades, agricultural land has increased in value by 20 percent to 70 percent, depending on geography.
Nearly 70 percent of rural Nebraskans define animal welfare in terms similar to those promoted by advocacy groups, but most dont think increased regulation of the states livestock practices is necessary to ensure proper care of animals in the state, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll.
It was 1986: A gallon of gas cost 89 cents; a pound of ground beef cost about $1.29 at retail; a movie ticket was $3.71; the average price of the average monthly rent was $385; the average price of a home was $89,430; and the national Beef Checkoff Program went into effect at $1 per head.
Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought-stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) is developing a list of individuals with available grass for lease or any other type of forage for sale to help our southern neighbors.
Pfizer Inc. reported higher quarterly earnings last week as higher sales of animal health and nutritional products that the company aims to divest helped offset falling sales of its core pharmaceuticals business.
The beef checkoff financial firewall at the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) is functioning as it should, according to officials of both NCBA and the Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB), which oversees the Beef Checkoff Program.
The U.S. semi-annual cattle inventory report released July 22 by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) confirmed what many industry analysts had been predicting for months; the U.S. cow herd continues to shrink and there is little likelihood the trend will reverse this year. The ongoing drought in the southern half of
As Texas experiences one if its worst droughts on record, the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab (TVMDL) in Amarillo, TX, is reporting increased numbers of cattle dying from water intoxication. Although rare, water intoxication occurs when cattle over-drink, usually following a period of water deprivation. It can
There was some early light trade last week that appeared to be setting the tone for the fed cattle markets. In Kansas, live cattle were trading in low numbers at $107 live at midday last Thursday. In the Corn Belt, early dressed trade was reported at $170. Although the volume was light, it was expected that most of the week’s trade would