If you were wondering how the beef industry is responding to tighter cattle numbers, this week’s headlines give a glimpse. Meanwhile, animal rights activists continue to make the news and playing in the dirt yields a novel new antibiotic.
The year 2015 holds lots of promise as well as challenge for cattle producers. Market prognostications are bullish, many states will start implementing new animal disease traceability rules and the debate over mandatory COOL may come to a head.
2015 is right around the corner. It’s time to look back on the year that was and take the lessons learned into the year that that’s coming. Here’s a look at current news headlines to help you get ready for the coming year.
After losing support from one of the only ag organizations in favor of a second, duplicative beef checkoff program and then losing funding for the idea, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will walk away from his proposal to create a second, government-run beef checkoff program.
As the world turns its thoughts to the holiday season, the news affecting the beef business continues to keep the conversation hopping for cattle producers. Here’s a roundup of a few headlines that made the news.