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Pleased with Work by Cattlemen’s Beef Board

Jimmy Maxey

Jimmy Maxey

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Vice Chair Jimmy Maxey was pleased with the meetings they held in Denver recently during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. And he is looking forward to seeing how the programs discussed transpire over the next year.


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Consumers Get Livestock Welfare info from Other Groups

A recent survey suggests consumers are using animal protection organizations as their primary source of information about livestock welfare.


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Beef Checkoff Gives Back to the Community

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the beef checkoff allows producers to give back to the community? Tina Hammonds from Lowndes County, Alabama has information on how they did just that.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Milk Production is Up While Prices Are Mixed

USDA has a new dairy production and price forecast, and Rod Bain has the details.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Down to Fiery 4

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Alabama’s Best Steak Contest is now down to the Fiery 4 thanks to the thousands of folks who voted in the summer beef promotion. And Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says the contest is now in the hands of the judges.


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To learn more go to www.alabamasbeststeak.com.

Florida Beef Going to School

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes is pleased that they are able to work with Prostart classes this year in getting the beef message to these students. And she says the teachers they have been in touch with are pleased to have their participation.


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Georgia Beef Attends Atlanta Event

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

An event took place last week which Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they attended. And of course, they were able to spread the beef message while there.


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Hide, Skin and Leather Exports Setting Records

Exports for U.S hide, skin and leather continue setting value records with the lower cattle numbers.


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Dairy Product Prices Looking Better

According to the National Milk Producers Federation’s latest Dairy Market Report, July milk and dairy product prices generally halted their decline from the record levels of a few months ago.


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ROI Study Shows Good News for Beef Producers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returned over $11.00 to the beef industry? Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University says beef producers and importers are getting a tremendous rate of return on their investment.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Georgia Beef to Be Discussed at Region Roundups

gbbThe Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is starting their annual Region Roundups this week, and according to Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board, one of the topics will be beef myths.


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For more about beef myths and the GCA Region Roundups go to www.gabeef.org.

Florida Thankful for Federation Grants

fbc-logo-2012We told you last week the Florida Beef Council received two grants from the Federation of State Beef Councils. And Ashley Hughes says they are thankful to get those to use for a couple of promotions in the state.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Down to Enticing 8

alabama-best-steak-logo-201Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has an update on their summer promotion, Alabama’s Best Steak Contest, which she says is now down to the “Enticing 8″.


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Dairy Producers will have Info on New Dairy Program

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

Despite concerns by some, the nation’s dairy producers will have the information they need to decide about the new Margin Protection Program and they will have it in time to make decisions about it. With more on that, here’s Gary Crawford.


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CWT Helps Dairy Exports Hit Record for June

The U.S. exported 17.3 percent of its milk production in June, the highest percentage ever achieved for the month of June and one of the highest monthly percentages ever.


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South Georgia-North Florida Dairy Workshop

Here’s a reminder for dairy producers that coming up August 19 from 4pm-8pm and August 20 from 10am-2pm, the South Georgia/North Florida English/Spanish Dairy Milkers’ Workshop will be held. It all starts at the Brooks County Ag Center in Quitman, GA and concluded at Brooksco Dairy in Quitman. The workshop will Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Efforts Promoting Beef Message

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know there are various social media efforts to help consumers better understand the beef industry? Emilia Dover from Chatsworth, Georgia knows the importance of getting the beef message out to consumers and feels the social media aspect is a great way of doing just that.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Florida Beef Council Receives Federation Grants

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Trying to make beef checkoff dollars stretch to conduct various promotions and programs is hard. But Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says they received great news last week as a few extra dollars will be coming to them to help out.


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Georgia Holding another Beef 101 Tour

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

We’ve talked before how the Georgia Beef Board has worked to stretch beef checkoff dollars as much as possible. Suzanne Bentley says they were actually able to stretch grant dollars they received from the Federation of State Beef Councils to put on another Beef 101 tour.


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Top 16 Restaurants Are Sizzling in Alabama’s Best Steak Contest

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:

acaExciting news today as the Alabama’s Best Steak competition has been narrowed to the “Sizzling 16”. The four restaurants receiving the most votes in the four regions were announced by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and Beef Checkoff program. Read the rest of this entry »

Milk Producers Concerned with Trade Barriers

The National Milk Producers Federation accused the European Union at a recent senate trade subcommittee hearing of cutting deals with South Korea and others to keep out U.S. goods with geographical names like those the Europeans use on cheese and wine.


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ROI Study Shows $11.20 Return on Beef Checkoff Dollar

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDENVER, Colo., July 31, 2014 – In the most comprehensive study ever rendered about the Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program between 2006 and 2013 returned about $11.20 to the beef industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Checkoff Involved in Social Media

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the checkoff is involved in new efforts to reach millennials? Randy Moody from New Market, Alabama knows that’s something he, as an individual producer, can’t do.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Alabama Junior Cattlemen Hold Roundup

acaThe annual Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup took place this past weekend, as Cobie Rutherford with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association said it was a great event.


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Georgia Beef Board Planning Ahead

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board met this past weekend while attending the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference. Their Chairman, Harvey Lemmon, talks about what was discussed at this meeting.


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Florida Beef Council Holds Beef 101 Course

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council held another Beef 101 Course, thanks to the beef checkoff. And it was an event that Ashley Hughes was pleased with.


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CBB Chair Speaks at Georgia Cattlemen’s Summer Conference

gca-summer-conf-2014The 4th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference officially kicked off today in the North Georgia Mountains. Cattlemen and women from across the state got together this morning for the opening session at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia.

Kim Brackett

Kim Brackett

The guest speaker for the opening session was Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chair Kim Brackett, from Buhl, Idaho. I caught up with her to talk about some of the points she discussed this morning.


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Dairy Companies Try to Make Comeback

According to the Wall Street Journal, the trend of looking for healthier food choices has caused a shift in the dairy market.


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Environmentalists Tug-of-War

dairy cows in milking parlorEverett Griner talks about dairy farmers being targeted in today’s Agri View.


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Pharmacologist Named Executive Associate Dean at UF’s Veterinary Medical College

From the University of Florida:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, Ph.D., a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college.

Dean James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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