Sommet De L’Elevage Livestock Show Coming Up in October

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A 27th Edition that is Looking Extremely Promising With 1,500 exhibitors from 32 countries occupying 180,000 m² of show space, 2,000 animals and 95,000 visitors from the farming industry, the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE is now recognised as a reference among the world’s largest livestock shows. Judging and animal presentations, technical innovations, business meetings, farmer events and conferences covering the hot …


Beef Supply Facing Mounting Market Pressures

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

A recent report from Rabobank shows dryness in the south is pointing towards tightening of beef supplies. The Rabobank Beef Quarterly report shows beef cow slaughter numbers are up ten percent through mid-April from a year ago, driven by ongoing dry pasture conditions, and the likelihood of forced herd liquidation during the coming grazing season, as reported by meat industry …


More Cattle Soon Coming Out Of Feedlots

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on feed report indicates the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was 11.6 million head on May 1, 2018, 5 percent above May 1, 2017. This is the second highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.70 million head, 8 …

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Seeking BQA Awards Nominations

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Applications for the 12th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards are being accepted until June 1. The 2019 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education: The BQA Cow Calf and BQA Feedyard award recognizes producers who best demonstrate the implementation of BQA principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective …


Florida Cattleman Donates Cow to UF Campus Food Pantry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Education, Industry News Release

At the University of Florida, 16 percent of those who visited the on-campus Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry mentioned the service was their sole source of food when they needed temporary assistance. While students working with the Field and Fork student gardens grow fresh seasonal vegetables for pantry users, the pantry runs low on protein sources. When …


Report Shows Improvements in Animal Welfare, Quality and Sustainability

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

A new report released this week highlights producers’ commitment to animal welfare, beef quality, sustainability and community involvement by America’s cattlemen and women resulting in responsibly raised beef. The Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review, funded by the Beef Checkoff and completed in late 2017, compiles data collected from cattlemen and women across the country. The first survey, completed in 2010, set a …


Canada Closes TB Investigation

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Canada has closed it’s bovine tuberculosis investigation as officials say no further cases found have been found since discovered nearly two years ago. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Monday reported receiving the last of the lab culture test results on about 30,000 animals tested during its probe. The investigation started in 2016 after finding six cases of bovine tuberculosis in …


Livestock, Milk Production and Income-Southern Region

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Pork, USDA-NASS

Cash Receipts for Meat Animals Up/Milk Production Increased Total 2017 production of meat animals (cattle and calves and hogs and pigs) for the United States totaled 81.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2016. Production increased 4 percent for cattle and calves and 3 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2017 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased 7 percent to …


U.S. Cattle on Feed Up Seven Percent

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report indicates the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 11.7 million head on April 1, 2018, seven percent above April 1, 2017. This is the second highest April 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. U.S. Cattle on Feed Up Seven Percent


USDA Proposes to Update Branding Requirements for Cattle from Mexico

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to update its branding requirements for cattle entering the United States from Mexico. The changes would simplify the branding requirements, making the brands easier to apply and read, reducing errors. They would ensure Mexican cattle are easily identifiable and traceable for the remainder of …