Industry News

The Markets

Local Texas auction markets continue to indicate rising calf prices. Rain and easing of drought conditions have boosted prices for calves. The rain has also boosted hopes for winter pasture establishment this Fall. Negotiated cash fed cattle prices were around $111 per cwt last week, down a bit from the week before.     Week of Week of Week of Data Source: USDA-AMS Market News  …

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Choice Beef Production a Little Tighter Than A Year Ago

Beef production has continued to run above a year ago throughout 2018. As usual, digging a little deeper in the numbers reveals some interesting details on type and quality of beef being produced in recent weeks and some implications for prices. Slaughter and Production Up Federally inspected beef production over the last month is up 1.1 percent over the same period last year. During the same…

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Beef Industry Conference

The OSU Beef Industry Conference is a select educational program oriented toward cattle operators (whether seedstock, cow-calf, stocker, or feedlot) and beef industry leaders in Oklahoma. Its purpose is to address issues and research of importance to the beef industry in Oklahoma. Industry-leading speakers will provide current, practical solutions related to improving artificial insemination success, anaplasmosis control, use of dart guns to treat cattle and new…

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NCBA “Strongly Supports” Expanding Trade with Japan

Courtesy of WASHINGTON (September 26, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester released the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top…

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Revised Trade Agreement With Korea Good For U.S. Red Meat Producers

Courtesy of Meat industry organizations praised the Trump administration following an announcement earlier this week that a revised free trade agreement with Korea had been signed. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Halstrom called it “reassuring news for the U.S. beef and pork industries.” Under the original Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), most U.S. pork enters Korea duty-free, with the tariff…

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