Industry News

Beef supply and demand challenges continue

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   As expected, supply pressures continue to build in beef markets.  Beef production so far this year is up 3.6 percent on larger cattle slaughter and increased carcass weights.  Year to date cattle slaughter is up 3.8 percent driven by increases in female slaughter.  Heifer slaughter is up 8.0 percent year over year and cow slaughter…

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NCBA Statement on Introduction of the Transporting Livestock Safely Across America Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Safely Across America Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The House version of the Transporting Livestock Across America Act is another important step toward fixing the current Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. The status quo presents major…

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Senate Committee Vote a “Positive Step” for 2018 Farm Bill

  WASHINGTON (June 13, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee’s vote to advance the 2018 Farm Bill: The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased to see the positive step of moving the Senate bill out of committee successfully. This brings us closer to providing…

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NCBA “Looks Forward” to Public Meeting on Fake Meat

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology: “NCBA looks forward to participating fully in the public meeting, and will use the opportunity to advocate for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight…

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Two New Cattle Market Web Tools Now Available

ARDMORE, Okla. — Producers can now easily access Oklahoma cattle auction data using two new web-based tools created by the Noble Research Institute’s agriculture economics consultants and computing services team. “We wanted to provide a way for producers to easily access Oklahoma cattle auction data and present it in a different format,” said Jason Bradley, agricultural economics consultant. “Producers can see individual Oklahoma auction market reports…

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