Florida Beef Council

Florida Beef Council Leadership Participates in Checkoff Orientation

Dan Beef, Florida

After a year of adaptation and uncertainty, State Beef Councils (SBCs) once again had the opportunity to come together in person to share ideas and learn about their role in the Beef Checkoff. Dr. Lujean Waters. director on the Florida Beef Council board, joined DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council (FBC) Director of Beef Marketing and Promotion, and 18 other states …

Georgia Beef Board

GBB Celebrating Beef Month in Georgia

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

It’s a special time of the year for the Georgia Beef Board (GBB). May is Beef Month in Georgia, and the GBB is celebrating all things beef, says GBB Director of Public Relations Taylor Evans. For more information about May Beef Month or to contact the GBB office in Macon, call 478-474-1815 or go to their website, georgiabeef.org.

ACA Set to Introduce New Class for Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is set to introduce Class Eight of the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program. The ACA kicks off a new class this week. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley said there will be 25 producers in this year’s class, ranging from age 21 to age 40, from across the state. They’ll be committing the next eight months …

weekly livestock market report

Livestock Market Report Week Ending 5-7-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended May 7, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended May 7, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,900 head compared to 16,847 last week and …


Record-Breaking Performance for U.S. Beef and Pork Exports in March

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. red meat exports ended the first quarter on a very high note, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Both beef and pork exports in March posted the highest monthly value on record. Beef exports in March, at 124,808 metric tons (mt), was up 8% from a …


Dairy Helping to Get Rural America Vaccinated

Dan Dairy

The pace of U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations has been one of the top stories in the country the past few weeks. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) notes with more and more people taking part in this vaccination process, it’s allowing the economy to build again and in the case of dairy, getting people into restaurants, keeping schools open for nutritious …


U.S. Beef Poised for Summer Rebound in Europe

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

U.S. beef gained greater access to the European Union at the beginning of 2020 through a country-specific quota aimed at allowing more U.S. product to enter the EU at zero duty. But with most U.S. beef cuts traditionally consumed in Europe’s foodservice and hospitality sectors, the U.S. industry struggled to fully capitalize on the revised quota due to widespread restrictions …

silvopasture systems

Implementing Silvopasture Systems in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Forestry

Many landowners in Alabama work to keep their land in the best shape possible for future generations, and agroforestry practices help some of those landowners meet this goal. According to an Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) release, one of the most recognized forms of agroforestry is the practice of establishing silvopasture systems. Alabama Extension Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Specialist, Becky Barlow, …


ACA Board of Directors to Meet Next Week

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

The spring quarterly meeting of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors will be held next week in Montgomery. ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, says they will be welcoming Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall to that meeting. For more information about the ACA Spring Board meeting on May 13th, contact their office in Montgomery.