After six eventful years at the helm of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Forrest Roberts is resigning as chief executive officer, effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009....More
While the last 18 months have been one of the great bull markets in history for cow-calf producers, feedyards have not enjoyed quite the same euphoria. As feedyard losses mount, how will that affect prices when the fall run hits?...More
The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice Cutout was $2.66 higher after losing $14 in the previous two weeks, but total volume has held up very well on this rising market. Meat buyers were in the midst of buying product for two big grilling holidays Father’s Day and the Fourth of July....More
An employee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been accused of embezzling more than $31,000 in funds from donors. What’s worse is how HSUS manages the money it receives from well-intentioned animal lovers. Find out why in today’s blog....More
There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is impacted by this growing problem. Plus, today’s blog explores the reasons behind the shortage....More
As 2015 reaches the half-way mark, it’s good to look back at the market conditions that have brought us to this point, and look ahead at what might be in store this fall and winter. That and more awaits you in this week’s trending headlines.
Todd Armstrong, Senior Director of U.S. Beef Operations at Elanco, shares Elanco’s vision for a food secure world, findings from a recent beef analysis and how you can get involved in the ENOUGH movement....More
What kind of relationship do you have with your vet?
Continuing our look at herd health management practices, this week’s BEEF Poll wants to know how you use your veterinarian’s services. Many cattle producers perform most of the routine herd health and individual animal health practices themselves, such as vaccination and administering therapeutic drugs. However, BEEF editors are curious whether or not you consult with your veterinarian on a regular basis. This week’s poll question on beefmagazine.com is, “How do you utilize the professional services your veterinarian offers?” Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.