Bob McCan has a long history behind him of beef industry advocacy. That will reach its full potential this year as he leads the nation’s beef industry as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Scientists have discovered bacteria deep in caves that have had no exposure to humans for thousands of years and yet are resistant to modern antibiotics. That tells us it’s impossible to solve the antibiotic-resistance problem, but it can be managed.
Cow-calf returns for 2014 are predicted to hit record levels. However, the level of political uncertainty is at a peacetime high. That, combined with cattle market uncertainties, makes the 2014 outlook a mixed bag for the industry.