Beef News

There’s no shortage of beef. So why are the meat cases empty?

By : Katrina Huffstutler When I reached the back of the grocery store, it all hit home. There was no beef. From the self-service area, where you’d normally find hundreds of pounds of ground beef, roasts and Choice steaks, all the way to the full-service case that usually houses Premium Choice, Prime and dry aged…

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Nominations Now Accepted for Beef Quality Assurance Awards

Five to be recognized for Exemplary BQA Accomplishments CENTENNIAL, CO (March 18, 2020) — Nominations for the 14th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is June 5, 2020. The 2020 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef producer, dairy, marketing and education: The beef producer…

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Temporary Hours of Service Exemption for Livestock Haulers

March 18, 2020) — Due to the COVID-19 emergency relief effort, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted livestock haulers from compliance with federal Hours of Service rules that limit drive time until at least April 12. Drivers wishing to haul under this exemption are suggested to print out and keep in their cab…

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Weekly Livestock Comments for March 13, 2020

By : Dr. Andrew Griffith, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee   FED CATTLE: Fed cattle traded $3 to $4 lower compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were mainly $109 to $110 while dressed prices were mostly $173 to $175. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday…

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March BQA Trainings Cancelled

Courtesy of   Due to the unfolding Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak, Kansas State University Extension is strongly encouraging cancellation or postponement of all in-person outreach across the state until March 30. As a result, the upcoming Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) trainings schedule for March 19 in South Hutchinson and March 24 in Fort Scott…

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