Industry News

Registration Open for 2018 Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour

Cattle producers can register now for four of the five stops on the Stockmanship & Stewardship Regional Tour, which kicks off in Clemson, S.C., in August. DENVER (June 12, 2018) – Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) educational sessions, and facility design sessions to best run your operation and industry updates. The program is…

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S.D. Farmers Union President Sends Letter to Pruitt Calling On EPA to Stop Efforts to Block Ethanol Blends

HURON, S.D. – Doug Sombke, President of the South Dakota Farmers Union was joined by National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson today (June 11, 2018) in calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon plans to finalize an Obama era rule that would cap ethanol blends at 15%. In a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, Sombke and Johnson criticized the…

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U.S. Beef Exports Remain Strong

By : James G. Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center Director Worldwide, beef trade this year has been impressive.  For April, the U.S. and Australia lead the way regarding gains in tonnage of beef sold compared to a year ago.  In terms of value, the U.S. remained the top exporter of beef and variety meats and posted a 20% dollar-value increase compared to a year earlier.  Foreign…

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NDSU Carrington Center Beef Production Tour Set

How to improve artificial insemination success, feeding cattle, composting and meat quality are key topics for the beef  production field tour July 17 at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC). This program is one of several educational events that will be held at the center that day. The beef program will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and a welcome. The beef tour…

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Courtesy of   A 1,578 lb. black-hided entry fed at Finney County Feedyard of Garden City by Derek Sawyer from McPherson was chosen as champion steer of the Beef Empire Days Live Show, June 5 in Garden City. The reserve live steer was a 1,538 lb. Charolais cross fed at Dodge City Feeders by Rob Cross of Lewis.      The champion live heifer was a…

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