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Brazil Beef Scandal Limiting Global Options for Buyers

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A sanitary inspection bribery scheme in Brazil means less options for global buyers of beef. That could mean more opportunity to export U.S. beef to nations seeking to block imports from Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Subcommittee Examines Livestock Producer Perspectives on Next Farm Bill

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Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, held a hearing to gather perspectives from key members of the livestock community as part of the committee’s hearing series on the next farm bill. Members of the committee heard from representatives of four major livestock producer groups who discussed the issues facing their respective industries as well as their priorities for the upcoming farm bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program

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The Alabama State Beef Checkoff has been instrumental in many ways over the past few years. In our weekly beef checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley has information about one of those programs. Read the rest of this entry »

Various Cattle Industry Representatives on Florida Beef Council

florida beef council variousThe Florida Beef Council continues their efforts for beef producers across the state. And in this week’s report, FBC CEO Jim Handley says there are various cattle industry representatives who serve on the council. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Beef Board Attends Nutrition Dietetics Meeting

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The Georgia Beef Board attended an event last week where they were able to spread to beef message to various folks. In our Georgia beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia explains who they were able to talk with. Read the rest of this entry »

Court Rules Against State on Skim Milk Labeling

by Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida

skim milkMost shoppers in the dairy aisle probably never give it a lot of thought.

But a battle over the labeling of skim milk led Monday to a federal appeals court siding with a small Calhoun County creamery in a First Amendment fight with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Cattle Price Decline Could Be Less Drastic than Was Expected

beef cattle auction-5Beef cattle prices are a little stronger than had been expected a few months ago, while hog producers are getting better than expected prices, even with more production. But what will happen to broiler prices if producers carry out expected production expansion? Gary Crawford more on all three of those stories. Read the rest of this entry »

ANCW Region Two Meeting in Alabama Next Month

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The American National CattleWomen’s (ANCW) Association Region II Conference will be held April 20-30 in Point Clear, Alabama. Crystal Barnes Walker, Alabama CattleWomen’s Association President, invites cattlewomen from across the Southeast to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Responsibility, Dedication Showcased at Junior Beef Expo

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Ashlyn Ruf of Athens and her heifer, Cruella de Vil, compete in showmanship at the Junior Beef Expo.
(Courtesy ALFA)


Sounds of laughter and mooing cows filled the alleyway outside Teague Arena in Montgomery as young cattlemen gathered to compete in the Alabama Junior Beef Expo Friday.

More than 150 competitors entered the ring with their steers or heifers to compete in showmanship classes sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and Alabama Farmers Federation. The event was part of the Southeastern Livestock Expo.

Ashlyn Ruf of Athens in Limestone County washed and groomed her calf to perfection before leading the heifer, Cruella de Vil, into the ring. Taking third place in her class, Ruf said she would have been happier with a better performance, but the 17-year-old is looking forward to competing in the commercial heifer class Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Livestock Market Report

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Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending March 17th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Dairy Leaders Promise Steadfast Commitment to Mexico

mexico dairy leadersThe leaders of three major U.S. dairy organizations Wednesday promised to continue a strong commitment to their time-tested partnership with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef 101 Courses Supported by Checkoff

beef 101 tenderness surveyMany Beef 101 courses have taken place over the years to help those interested in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. In this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, head of the Animal Science Department at Auburn University, Dr. Wayne Greene, says they appreciate the efforts of the beef checkoff to help get this information out to many people. Read the rest of this entry »

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