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Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock

(ACES) — Heavy rains in Alabama are causing headaches for livestock producers. Producers may need to make changes to ensure their livestock get an adequate diet while pastures are saturated with recent rainfall. Landon Marks, a regional animal science and forages agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said livestock producers should consider adding more hay or feed feeding sites. “This reduces competition …

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NCBA Seeks Solutions to Labeling Requirements

Dan Cattle

We told you last month that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) noted it is specifically seeking solutions to the labeling requirements and verification procedures in place for beef products labeled as “Product of the U.S.A,” “Made in the U.S.A.” or similar origin claims. The association is hoping this will resolve beef producers’ concerns, meet America’s trade obligations and prevent …


Taking Applications for 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

Dan Cattle, Environment

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2020. Established in 1991 by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the award recognizes the nation’s best cattle and livestock operations and their stewardship and conservation efforts. Winner of the 2019 National Environmental Stewardship Award will be named next month during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention …


As World Celebrates New Year, American Cattlemen Celebrate New Trade Deals

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

New Deals With Japan, European Union Go Into Effect Today (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the new trade deals with Japan and the European Union (EU), which go into effect on New Years Day: “As the clock struck midnight and revelers around the world popped champagne and toasted the new year, …

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Florida Beef Council Friendly Reminder

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

If you own or have owned cattle in 2019, chances are you received a letter from the Florida Beef Council (FBC) reminding you that beef checkoff assessments are due for any cattle you may have sold this past year. With the end of the year upon us, FBC Director of Education and Promotion DeAnne Maples has this friendly reminder for producers across the state: