cattlefax

CattleFax elects Officers for 2019

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

CattleFax elected a new slate of officers at this year’s annual business meeting Jan. 31, 2019, in New Orleans, La., held in conjunction with the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The new CattleFax president is Don Quincey of Chiefland, Fla., a 5th generation rancher and cattle feeder in Florida and past president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Elected …

beef production

Beef Production Forecast Drops Slightly for 2018-2019

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

USDA recently reduced its forecast for beef production in 2018 by 30 million pounds. The new forecast is 26.9 billion pounds. The slight revision is based on numbers at the end of the third quarter, and from fourth-quarter expectations of slightly fewer steers and heifers to be slaughtered and fewer bulls in the slaughter mix. The industry website Meating Place …

florida beef

Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that the research essentially counters claims that beef production consumes too much human-edible feed, finding that cattle are net contributors to the global protein supply, and concludes that …

66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Starts Wednesday

Dan Beef, Florida

The University of Florida IFAS department of animal sciences is hosting the 66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course this week in Gainesville. It starts Wednesday and runs through Friday at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center. Both small and large beef producers are invited to hear experts discuss hot topics and current research related to the beef industry. …