The Beef Innovations Group (BIG) debuted six new cuts last week from the beef round at the first Innovative Beef Symposium in Denver, CO, part of its effort to help meat processors, manufacturers, retailers, foodservice operators and cattle producers maximize yield, add versatility and increase profitability.
The Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) unanimously approved a $40.6 million budget for Fiscal 2011, down 7.4 percent from the Fiscal 2010 budget and representing a decline of about 24 percent in the last five years.
What goes around, comes around. Performance Blenders LLC owner Gerry Shinn hopes that will prove true. The company based in Jackson, MO, recently became a partner in the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Feedlot Licensing Program.
XF Enterprises, one of the largest ruminant nutrition consultant companies, has revolutionized the way cattlemen buy and sell cattle with its new website, www.OptimumTransition. com. Best of all, the information on the site and the use of its cattle listing service is free for everyone, XF customers and non-customers alike.
Red Angus and Simmental breeders from around the nation gathered in Sioux Falls, SD, July 25-27 for the annual Young Guns Summer Conference cohosted by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA).
In a tersely worded letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week, four members of Congress questioned USDAs objectivity toward the proposed competition regulations written by USDAs Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
Livestock organizations, producers widely split over proposed regs. In a letter sent to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last week, a bipartisan coalition of senators urged for the adoption of proposed competition rules under consideration by USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers
In what is expected to be the largest gather operation of the year in California, Bureau of Land Management officials were working last week near the California/ Nevada border to remove approx. 2,000 horses and 200 burros from the Twin Peaks herd that ranges on
Fed cattle traded sharply higher late last Wednesday as packers worked to meet higher demand from retailers looking to fill meat cases ahead of the Labor Day weekend rush. Packers have been very short-bought for the past several weeks, according to industry sources, and as retailers increased
The Charolais breed is known for their exceptional carcass characteristics. It was recently proven at the 28th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Educational, Performance Carcass Contest. Last fall, 190 head of cattle representing numerous breeds and cross breds were started on feed at Cottonwood Feeders LLC of Stuart, NE.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and global leaders from the beef industry announced their intent to bring together the full breadth of industry stakeholders to move global beef production to a more sustainable system through open and balanced dialogue.
The Montana Association of State Grazing Districts (MASGD) 2010 Annual Meeting will be held Aug. 26 at the Carter County Events Center in Ekalaka, MT. The day will include a board of directors meeting, grazing district secretarys appreciation lunch, and the annual meeting, which will begin at 1:30 pm.
When cattle producers think about vaccinations, they more commonly think about vaccinating calves instead of cows. According to a survey published in 2009 by U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Animal Health Monitoring System, a higher percentage of cattle producers give vaccinations to calves (65.