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Tyson Beef Plant in Kansas to Resume Operations in December

Anticipated to be at normal production by early January DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – November 18, 2019 —Following the August 9 fire that disrupted operations at its Holcomb, Kansas beef complex, TYSON FRESH MEATS, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), today announced reconstruction of the facility is near completion. Efforts to resume harvest operations will begin the first week of December, with intentions…

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Cattle industry focus on animal health begins at the ranch

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The U.S. beef and cattle industry has increased production and productivity in many respects in the past several decades.  Total beef production in 2020 is projected at a record 27.3 billion pounds.  Cattle carcass weights have increased an average of 5 pounds per year for the past 25 years.  Beef production per cow has…

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NCBA Op-Ed: “Why Sustainability?”

Courtesy of   WASHINGTON (Nov. 11, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President, Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, today released the following op-ed for publication: Why Sustainability? By Ethan Lane, Vice President, Government Affairs, NCBA When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry –…

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Cattlemen Applaud Congressional Request for Avian Predator Management Flexibility

Courtesy of WASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2019) – Ethan Lane, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president of government affairs, today released the following statement in response to a congressional request for increased regulatory flexibility under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): “Whether it is black vultures, ravens, or cormorants, MBTA-protected avian predators pose a significant risk to newborn calves and livestock operations across the country. Despite…

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Beef Export Data Highlights Need For Tariff Relief

Courtesy of According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports to Japan continue to reflect the tariff rate gap between U.S. beef and its competitors. September exports were 14% below last year in both volume and value. For the first three quarters of the year, exports to Japan were 4% below last year’s pace in volume and 5% lower in value. The…

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