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NCBA Kicks Off Campaign to Generate Dietary Guidelines Comments

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a nationwide grassroots campaign today to highlight the #BenefitsofBeef and is calling on cattle producers to submit public comments in support of federal dietary guidelines that recognize beef’s role in a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its Scientific Report last week, laying the groundwork …

Elanco Receives Approval for Bayer Animal Health Acquisition

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated has received unanimous approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Bayer Animal Health, a division of Bayer AG. The FTC decision represents the final antitrust clearance needed to complete the transaction, which continues on track for closing at the beginning of August. Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons says the approval “marks the near-final …

Red Meat Exports are Valuable to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Pork, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and …

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Florida Beef Council Pleased With Results of New Study

Clint Thompson Beef, Florida

The beef industry is excited about the results of a new study that was conducted with lean beef. Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician who works with the Florida Beef Council (FBC), says the study shows individuals can have the flexibility to include up to six ounces of lean unprocessed beef daily. It will not increase any risk factors for heart …

Georgia Promoting Summer Beef Campaign

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The summer grilling season continues and Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, says they are still focusing on their social media campaign, United We Steak. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they are also working on planning for Atlanta Burger Week.

great year

Talking Beef at Alabama Grocers Association Convention

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Grocers Association Annual Convention will be held July 26 through 28 in Destin, Florida. Those attending will learn more about the beef industry. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, says she wants to push the beef, it’s what’s for dinner, message.

row crop production

Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. These producers support the international promotion of U.S. beef, pork and lamb by investing a portion of their checkoff dollars in market development efforts conducted by the U.S. Meat …

cattle production

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 07-17-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Livestock

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended July 17, 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 12,700 head compared to 13,236 last week and 12,859 year ago. Compared to one week …

trade

Tagging a Means to Trace Interstate Movement of Cattle

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

A proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), now under comment, would make official the use of certain forms of radio frequency ID tags in moving cattle across state lines. Rod Bain has the story. Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Services, Greg Ibach, explains details of the proposed transition to radio frequent ID tags for cattle moved interstate. …