96,000 Visitors at the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE 2019

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

(SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE) — The organisers of the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE were smiling broadly on the final evening of the 28th edition of the show. “It was a great honour for us to welcome Emmanuel MACRON, the French President to the exhibition” declared Jacques Chazalet, President of the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE. “His visit was not just a recognition for the …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 10-11-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended October 11, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended October 11, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 15,200 head compared to 15,702 last week and …

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U.S. Japan Trade Deal Good for Beef Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Earlier this week, President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which is an important step forward with U.S. agriculture’s fourth-largest export market. During a media conference call Thursday, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this is a monumental development. According to NCBA, in 2018 Japanese consumers purchased $2.07 billion of U.S. …

beef checkoff

The Reality of the Beef Checkoff

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

by Greg Hanes, CEO, Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB-Oct. 9, 2019) — In the few months since I took the helm as CEO of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) – the governing and administrative organization of the Beef Checkoff – there appears to be many misperceptions, false rumors, and misinformation about how the checkoff works and is administered. Let’s look at …

pork exports

Strong August U.S. Pork Exports, Beef Exports Trail Last Year

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. pork exports posted very strong results in August, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), but beef exports were below the record-large totals of August 2018. Joe Schuele has more details. August pork exports increased 22% from a year ago to 221,586 metric tons (mt), while export value climbed 19% to …

meat institute

Meat Institute Challenging California Prop 12

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Pork

(NAFB) — The North American Meat Institute last Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12, The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. The Meat Institute opposes the law because the organization claims the law will “hurt the nation’s food value chain by significantly increasing costs for producers and consumers.” The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court …

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Georgia Beef Board at the Fair and Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

The Georgia Beef Board has been busy the past few days with its booth at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. It has been talking with consumers from across the state about the many benefits of beef. In Southeast AgNet’s Georgia Beef Checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia says the fair is going great. Malia says after the fair, the board will …