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 …


U.S. Cattle Inventory Up Slightly

Dan Cattle, USDA-NASS

Due to the recent partial government shutdown, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the annual Cattle Inventory Report at the end of January. But now one month later, NASS has released the figures which shows the number of all cattle and calves in the United States, as of January 1, 2019, totaled 94.8 million head, up slightly …


NCBA President Urges Producers to Be Involved

Dan Cattle

New National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee, urges cattle producers who are not active in their local, state or national associations to be involved. Houston has been active in the beef industry for more than 30 years, first serving at the state level then being elected to positions in national posts. She has been an NCBA board …

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Beef Production Likely to Grow in 2019

Dan Beef, Cattle

A Drovers report says the final beef production numbers for 2018 will soon be out as USDA data is moving again after the government shutdown. The current numbers for 2019 will also soon be released by USDA. The January Cattle on Feed Report will come out on February 22nd. With all but the last few days of slaughter and carcass …


Stockmanship & Stewardship Program Announces Dates, Locations for 2019 Campaign

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

NCBA Producer Education Program to Feature Five Merck, Checkoff Supported Events Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions. The sessions were announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show …