Industry News

OSU Expert: Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

By: Tracy Turner COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand, beef cattle producers can expect to continue to see record prices for beef this year, according to a beef cattle expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Add to the equation that the beef cow herd is the smallest in decades, exports are…

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Free BQA Certification!

Thanks to the team at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., producers now have even more incentive to get certified in the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. According to Josh White, who coordinates the BQA program for the beef checkoff, producers can save the $25 to $50 fee during the open certification period. “It’s September through October, so the whole months of September and October you just go…

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Cattle and beef trade reacts to U.S. market situation

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist International cattle and beef markets are reacting as expected to record U.S. market prices.  The latest monthly trade data for July confirms that beef exports are declining; and beef and cattle imports are increasing as markets adjust to shrinking U.S. beef and cattle supplies.   While U.S. cattle and beef prices are not the only factors…

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Cattlemen inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

Four individuals who have been catalysts for the beef industry and inspired others to do the same were honored at the sixth annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet in Westminster, Colorado. The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame was established to honor the exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the cattle-feeding industry. This year, Roy Dinsdale and J. R. “Jack” Simplot were among five…

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Did you know… Global impact on beef cattle: + $20/cwt.

By Larry Corah, Vice President, Certified Angus Beef LLC                                       Whether it is a soybean crop report from Brazil, drought conditions in Australia or credit issues in Greece, agriculture commodity prices around the world move up or down on the news. Is the U.S. beef industry immune? Absolutely not.…

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