Cattle on Feed Up Two Percent

Dan Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its May Cattle on Feed Report, showing the numbers of cattle and calves on feed for the U.S. slaughter market was 11.8 million head on May 1, two percent above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam looks at …


Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Checkoff-Funded Effort Is a Resource for Responsible Cattle Management An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. …


Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention Underway

Dan Cattle, Georgia

The 2019 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show and Beef Expo is underway at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. New GCA Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, officially started this past Monday but is already busy meeting and talking about various issues with producers from across the state. One of those is hauling cattle, something he is very familiar …

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Ranchers Invited to Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

Ranchers across the state of Florida are invited to attend the 2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course, May 8-10, in Gainesville. This year’s program titled, “Connecting the Dots, Calf to Carcass”, will cover a variety of topics. Some of those include looking at Market and Industry Trends in the Beef Business, Customer Satisfaction and National Tenderness Survey, Value and Mechanics of Meat Exports, …

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Alabama Grazing Academy Set for April 17

Dan Alabama, Cattle

It was announced this week that the Alabama Grazing Academy is set for April 17 at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton. The one-day workshop, hosted by the Alabama Extension animal science and forage team, begins at 8 a.m. and will wrap up about 5:45 p.m. In a release, Alabama Extension forage specialist, Dr. Leanne Dillard, said “Producers will learn about how …

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Coming in May

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

The 2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 8-10 at the Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville, Florida. The Short Course Program Committee and the UF Department of Animal Sciences invites serious beef cattle producers in the Southeast to attend. Some of the topics being discussed this year include the Value and Mechanics …


U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

Dan Cattle, USDA-NASS

USDA’s March Cattle on Feed Report shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019, 1 percent above March 1, 2018. Placements in feedlots during February totaled 1.86 million head, 2 percent above 2018, while marketing’s of …

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68th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Dan Cattle, Florida

The 68th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 8-10 in Gainesville. This year’s theme is “Connecting the Dots, Calf to Carcass”, where participants can take away new knowledge about the beef cattle industry’s future direction, and more. For more details and registration information, click here.


Cattle on Feed Inventories Slightly Larger

Dan Cattle

After the recent partial government shutdown, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has been working to catch up on reports that were not released on time. Friday, they put out the February Cattle on Feed Report which shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled …