beef production

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 …


November Cattle Feedlot Placements Down 5 Percent

Dan Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest Cattle on Feed report shows a 5 percent drop from a year ago. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, it’s just about what most analysts expected. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, has some key numbers from Thursday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report.


Managing Diseases Along With Vaccines

Dan Cattle

Vaccines aren’t a silver bullet to managing diseases in feedlots. The American Angus Association noted that despite the common practice of vaccinating calves on arrival, diseases are slightly increasing. Brian Vander Ley, Veterinary epidemiologist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said management after vaccination has a lot to do with that increase. 

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Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

The 36th annual Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia. This year’s theme is “Building a Better Florida Cow”. Topics to be discussed include looking at a practical ranch approach to genetics, making selections for temperament, beef cattle reproduction and there will be a panel discussing …


A Price Boost for Livestock Producers

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices Report reflects an overall decline in prices received for commodities. And according to a story from Rod Bain, the report also shows many livestock producers receiving more price-wise for their goods. A Price Boost for Livestock Producers