Industry News

Beef demand and macroeconomics

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The U.S. economy was wracked like never before in the first half of the year.  The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released preliminary estimates showing that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined by an unprecedented 32.9 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2020.  This follows a five percent first quarter decrease…

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Ag Growth Summit Session To Focus On Kansas Beef Industry

Courtesy of The current status of the state’s beef industry will be the focus of one of the virtual sessions being held as part of the 2020 Ag Growth Summit hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The webinar is scheduled for August 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held via Zoom. Featured speakers will be CattleFax CEO Randy Blach and…

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Price Discovery Policy Passed At Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

Courtesy of Cattle producers worked for more than six hours yesterday during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver to identify a policy that would help resolve concerns about live cattle marketing issues and lead the industry to more robust price discovery. NCBA’s Live Cattle Marketing Committee considered several proposals, each aimed at encouraging greater volumes of cash cattle trade. After intense debate, the…

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Blue Green Algae Questions, Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia, Early Weaning, Vesticular Stomatitis

Source : Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute Click here to listen to the podcast. Welcome to BCI Cattle Chat!  Please click on any links below to be taken to sources mentioned in the podcast. Keep an eye out for news regarding the podcast on Facebook and Twitter. 2:30 Stump the Expert 8:45 Blue Green Algae Questions 13:40 Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia 20:25 Early Weaning 25:35 Vesticular…

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DENVER, CO (July 28, 2020) – The Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force officially introduced its new five-year plan for 2021-2025 today at the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver. The task force’s mission is to ensure the long-term prosperity of the U.S. beef industry by sustainably producing the most trusted, highest quality and consistently satisfying protein for consumers around the world. “We want beef…

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