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Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Aug 18, 2017
Since 2014, the non-food inflation rate has been roughly 3.4 percent. Yet during that time, the national average total farm real estate value (the collective value of lands and buildings) have increased only 4.4 percent from $2,950 per acre to $3,080 per acre.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 18, 2017
Engstrand, Donna (Jim) White, and Ann Manlove; great-aunt, Bonnie Anderson; nieces, Kayla and Rylee McGiffin; cousins, Wynn and Fiona Nevin; Creighton and Brandt Nevin; Shawn, Jasmine, Sofie and Ayden Leary; Marti Anderson, and Jodi, Steve, Sydney, Rikki and Alex Baldwin; and many more extended family and friends.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 18, 2017
Kane Beef headquartered in Corpus Christi, TX, announced Aug. 15 that it is the first Texas-based company approved to export beef to China. The company is a central player in the Texas cattle industry and is expanding its presence in international markets.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 18, 2017
Monday, Aug. 28 is the last day to submit comments on the proposal to rescind the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Comments can be submitted online at regulations.gov using the Docket ID # EPA- HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001 or by mail (see information below)..


Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Aug 18, 2017
The Beef WISE Study adds to the growing body of research demonstrating the role of lean beef in heart-healthy diets and strong bodies. This includes another beef-checkoff funded study called BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet), and independent research DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) 2 .
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Aug 11, 2017
“Some cattle numbers crunchers believe August is the timeframe for peak market-ready fed cattle supplies, while others steadfastly predict September/October encases a ‘wall’ of fed cattle that will take the market down hard, regardless of front-end currentness,” commented Cassie Fish of the Beef Report last Tuesday.
Cattle and Beef Markets
by WLJ
Aug 11, 2017
Australian beef exports in July totaled just under 93,000 metric tons (mt) shipped weight—a 9 percent increase year-on-year. While the rise was off a low base from year-ago levels, this marks the first year-on-year increase in Australian beef exports in 24 months, according to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 11, 2017
Adam Joseph McClung, 37, of Vilonia, AR, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after a brief, but severe illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1980, in Conway, AR, to parents, Dickie and Marshia. On July 3, 2010, he married Chantel Powell in Little Rock, AR.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 11, 2017
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) announced a new lawsuit last week over the national monument review, and issued a letter “raising concerns” about how Washington has handled its wolf conservation and management.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Aug 11, 2017
Our successful checkoff lawsuit stopped the USDA from violating the Constitution of the United States. It did so by prohibiting the USDA from taking money from independent cattle producers and giving that money to a private entity to fund its private speech without the cattle producers’ permission.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 4, 2017
The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and industry partners purchased the winning show steers at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Beef Expo in Murfreesboro July 13-14. The cattle will be processed and the meat donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 4, 2017
Though attention has recently been on the Senate’s “RAISE Act” just announced last week, the Senate recently introduced two other immigration-related bills as well. S. 1034, the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017, was introduced in May and seeks to protect active agricultural workers with a clean record from deportation.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 4, 2017
Asked about some highlights of his time working in the auction business, Shawn said, “It was a really good business for us for long time, and it was certainly rewarding financially for us, but the main thing is the people that you get to deal with;...


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