Beef News

Nomination Deadline for 2018 OCA Replacement Female Sale is October 1

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator Nominations are due October 1 for this November 23rd sale in Zanesville. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is providing an opportunity for both the buyers and sellers of beef breeding cattle this fall. On Friday evening, November 23, the OCA will be hosting their sixth annual…

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USCA Hosts 2018 Cattle Producer’s Forum in Billings, Montana

(BILLINGS) – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its second annual 2018 Cattle Producer’s Forum at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana on Saturday. The event, co-hosted by the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Montana Cattlemen’s Association, Montana Farmers Union, Beartooth Stockgrowers and Bitterroot Stockgrowers drew cattle producers and industry representatives from across the countryside.…

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Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Focus on Transportation

Incorporating good stockmanship during sorting, loading and unloading can assist in reducing bruising. Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. By Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of BQA and Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Transportation plays an important in cattle production. The majority of cattle in the United States have been transported with a stock trailer or semi cattle…

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Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance Performance 2008-2017

By Jay Parsons and Jim Jansen, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock producers have many of the same risk management insurance needs as crop producers. Price and market uncertainties pose a significant risk to cattle producers with a substantial amount of money invested in breeding livestock, land, and other infrastructure. Price protection through…

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Mid-year Cattle Inventory Suggests Slower Expansion Ahead

By : Dr. Kenny Burdine, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky   USDA’s January Cattle Inventory Report suggested that growth in the size of the US cow herd was slowing.  July’s numbers generally pointed in a similar direction.  Both beef cow numbers and total cattle and calves were up about 1% from July 2017, which…

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