Industry News

CattleFax Cow-Calf Survey Provides Valuable Data

Courtesy of   CattleFax is conducting its annual Cow-Calf Survey, sponsored by Crystalyx. Information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable data regarding industry benchmarks and trends.      The survey takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking here. The survey will be open from January 7 to February 21. All individual results…

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New Ground Beef Plant Coming To Garden City

Courtesy of   Empirical Foods, based in Dakota Dunes, SD, announced late last month it will open a new ground beef facility in Garden City. Once fully operational, it is expected to more than double the company’s ground beef production and employ around 300 people. “Demand for Empirical’s lean ground beef requires us to significantly increase our processing capacity to meet the growing needs of…

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Webinar Addresses Misconceptions About Red Meat And Cancer

Courtesy of   To help address some of the misconceptions surrounding red meat consumption and cancer risk, NCBA, a contractor to the beef check-off, sponsored a webinar last month through the American Society for Nutrition. More than 800 took part, with 425 attending live.      Research scientists Robert Turesky, PhD, with the University of Minnesota, and Jane Pouzou, PhD, with EpiX Analytics, discussed compounds…

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Latest Research to be Shared at SDSU Beef Day on Jan. 16

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Learn about the most recent beef-related research at South Dakota State University during the first annual SDSU Beef Day on Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m. in the Club 71 meeting room of the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings. “Beef Day is an opportunity to learn about the new, impactful research being conducted by our researchers, extension staff and graduate students to continue…

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New Year’s Day Brings Implementation Of Two Important Trade Deals

Courtesy of Two trade deals that will have a positive impact on U.S. beef producers went into effect January 1. These agreements will bring new opportunities and better access to Japan and the European Union (EU), two major export markets for the U.S. The new deal with Japan immediately lowered the tariff on U.S. beef from 38.5% to 26.6%, and it will eventually drop to…

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