American Dairy Coalition Calls for Whole Milk to Return to Schools

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

The American Dairy Coalition wants to bring whole milk back to U.S. school lunchrooms. According to the proposed Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, whole milk will continue to be banned from schools across the nation. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines are only updated and published every five years. The coalition says, “the time is now to ensure whole milk can once …

ANCW President Says COVID-19 Presented a Challenging Change

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

One of those attending the recent Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting was American National CattleWomen (ANCW) President Evelyn Greene from Auburn, Alabama. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to her about what ANCW has done the past few months during the COVID-19 Pandemic and what she was able to take in during the recent meetings in Colorado. ANCW is a voice …


Florida Beef Council Promoting Beef Checkoff Presentations

Clint Thompson Beef, Florida

Representatives from Florida were in Colorado last week for the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting where a variety of topics were discussed, including those associated with the National Beef Checkoff program. Florida Beef Council (FBC) Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says the information discussed was recorded and invites producers to watch those presentations online. She also has information …

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Bama’s Beef Contest Underway

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef

The Alabama Beef Checkoff is proud to announce the 2020 Bama’s Best Beef Contest/bestbeef is now underway. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Social Media and Communications, Kayla Greer, says they are seeking any beef dish served in an Alabama restaurant.

Promoting Benefits of the Beef Checkoff in Georgia

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The Georgia Beef Board (GBB) is proud to work on behalf of Georgia’s Beef Producers by working in the areas of education, promotion and research. GBB Executive Vice President Dale Sandlin encourages producers across the state to learn more about the checkoff, what all it does and the programs that are available.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 07-31-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Livestock

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended July 31, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,700 head compared to 9,959 last week and 16,967 year ago. Compared to one week …


Live Cattle Prices Discussed at Summer Business Meeting

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting wrapped up Thursday in Denver, Colorado where producers from across the country were on hand to discuss various issues. One of those was live cattle pricing. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Live Cattle Marketing Committee was one of the committees who met this week. According to Ethan Lane, NCBA vice president of government …

Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot Pestering Georgia Forages

Clint Thompson Cattle, Georgia

The Bermuda grass stem maggot is attacking Georgia forages earlier this year. This is according to Lisa Baxter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension forage specialist. “It’s pretty bad in South Georgia right now, south and central Georgia. It came about a month earlier than we were expecting. I don’t know if it truly came that much earlier and sudden; or …


Task Force Introduces New Beef Industry Long Range Plan

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) summer business meeting continues today in Colorado. On Tuesday, the Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force officially introduced its new five-year plan for 2021-2025. The task force’s mission is to ensure the long-term prosperity of the U.S. beef industry by sustainably producing the most trusted, highest quality and consistently satisfying protein for consumers …