Industry News

Science Does Not Support International Agency Opinion on Red Meat and Cancer

Evidence Inadequate to Reach Consensus on Cancer Risk DENVER (October 26, 2015) – An international committee assigned to review all of the available evidence on red meat and cancer risk were divided on their opinion whether to label red meat a “probable” cause of cancer, according to the Beef Checkoff nutrition scientist and registered dietitian who observed the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) process. After seven days of…

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Opportunity awaits students at Beef Scholarship Extravaganza

AMES, IOWA – High school juniors and seniors interested in cattle and beef production will take home more than $7,500 in scholarships from the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza that will be held Dec. 4 in Ames. The event is organized and hosted by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation as an educational opportunity for high school students. Teams of 2-3 students compete at ten different stations that will test…

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5th Antibiotic Symposium Bridges the Gap between Human and Animal Health

Look no further for the game-changer of the animal agriculture and antibiotics conversation. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will be hosting one of the most diverse conversations on this topic in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 3-5, 2015. “This [symposium], sponsored in part by the beef checkoff, is the only event in North America where people from the medical sector, animal-production sector, environmental sector and the…

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Cattle Markets: Correcting the Correction?

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist There are encouraging signs that fed and feeder cattle markets have turned the corner on the massive slide in prices in recent weeks.  Notice that I didn’t say “correcting the overcorrection”.  What has happened, especially for fed cattle markets, was a necessary correction to provide the market signals to fix a problem that developed over…

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In The Cattle Markets: Dry Conditions Add to Price Decline

By: David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Dry Conditions Add to Price Decline After a wet first half of the year dry conditions have returned in much of Texas. The latest drought monitor map indicates almost 2/3rds of the state is back in abnormally dry to extreme drought. The worst hit areas are in central to East Texas. As more calves…

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