Industry News

Packing plant fire disruptions fading, Part 2

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist     The August 8, 2019 fire that shut down the Tyson beef packing plant in Finney County, Kansas provoked significant reactions in cattle and beef markets.  Markets typically provide strong price responses to a shock such as this in order to initiate actions that repair the market disruption.   The fire caused an…

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Scientific Review Concludes No Need To Reduce Red Meat Intake For Health

Courtesy of   A series of papers published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded Americans do not need to reduce the intake of red and processed meats to improve their personal health. The scientific review conducted by researchers from Dalhousie University and McMaster University in Canada, together with the Spanish and Polish Cochrane Centers, found that decreasing red meat consumption provides little…

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NCBA Praises Important Step Forward in Trade with Japan

WASHINGTON (September 25, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement in support of a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Japan that will lower Japan’s massive tariffs on U.S. beef: “Japan is the number one export market for U.S. beef, accounting for one quarter of our exports. The only way for U.S. beef producers to remain…

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NCBA CEO Addresses False Claims By OCM

Courtesy of   New NCBA Chief Executive Officer Colin Woodall last week responded to recent allegations made by the activist-funded Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) for discrediting the beef checkoff and the work being done by contracting organizations, like NCBA. Stating, “I’ve had enough and it’s time to set the record straight,” Woodall addressed several misleading and untrue statements made by OCM regarding the beef…

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Tame Your Selection Criteria

By: Natalie Jones You keep looking to beef quality, maternal and feed efficiency for herd improvement. What about docility? Research says it may have more impact than you realize. A study by Gordon Carstens’ team at Texas A&M University with feedlot Angus, Brangus, Braford and Simbra heifers found the share grading Choice or higher was 63.5% for calm temperaments, compared to 55.5% for their excitable pen…

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