USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published a rule that will allow the importation of beef from the Patagonia Region of Argentina. However, because of Argentina’s struggles with foot-and-mouth disease, (FMD), U.S. cattlemen are throwing a red flag, asking for a review of the call.
Corn producers, fueled by ethanol demand, have led the pack for the last nine years in the commodity market. However, conditions have changed and corn farmers have now handed the baton to cattle producers, but managing volatility will be the watchword.
The beef business was built on science and technology and that’s where its future lies. In this week’s Trending Headlines, you’ll read about a record-keeping app for your smartphone. But sometimes, low tech does the trick, like the sizzle of steak over hot coals. Is that what’s keeping consumers committed to beef?
Long a contentious issue among U.S. cattlemen, country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is coming to a head. According to the Wall Street Journal, the WTO will rule against the U.S. when it releases its COOL decision
K-State geneticist Dan Moser has been selected to lead the nation's largest beef breed association's genetic improvement efforts. As president of Angus Genetics, Inc., Moser will help Angus breeders continue their efforts in genetic improvement.
Will 2014 be a breakout year for cow-calf profitability? Perhaps so, says Kansas State University economist Glynn Tonsor. Learn why the price parameters are falling into place to make 2014 a year for the record books.
It’s been a rainier-than-normal summer for parts of the country and that makes putting up hay a challenge. In this week’s roundup of top headlines, you can learn how to make hay when the sun isn’t shining, plus get updates on a challenge to Utah’s ag-gag law and watch a video that explains EPA’s regulatory overreach.
Has the long-awaited washout in packing capacity finally arrived? Cargill’s announcement that it will close its Milwaukee beef plant has industry analysts wondering if packers are finally getting chain space more in alignment with a shrinking cattle herd.
The heat of summer if fully upon us in many parts of the country. And that has both cattle and cattle producers seeking a cool spot to get out of the heat and humidity. Here are some trending news headlines on heat stress, livestock handling, ag gag laws and more.
The wholesale market continues its bull surge, but Livestock Market Information Center (LMIC) Director Jim Robb says it looks like the market may start pulling back a bit, reports the Oklahoma Farm Report. Read more about this and other beef headlines here.