weekly livestock market report

Livestock Market Reports for Week Ended 12-3-2021

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for the week ended December 3, 2021, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week ending-December 03, 2021, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 17,600 head compared to 0 last week and 16,359 …

dairy pricing

NMPF Statement on the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act

Dan Dairy, Marketing

A new bill has been introduced that would require a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who introduced the legislation, wants to hear firsthand from farmers about the issues needing addressed. Gillibrand, joined by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, introduced the bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act. It …

infrastructure package

NCBA on Infrastructure Package

Dan Cattle, Economy, Environment, Legislative, Regulation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Build Back Better bill, is an infrastructure package focused on creating American jobs, rebuilding our nation’s roads and bridges, and combatting the climate crisis. President Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law back in mid-November. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, says this …


Register Now for Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention

Dan Cattle, Georgia

Georgia cattle producers are being urged to register now for the 2022 Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention which will be held Feb. 16-18. Dale Sandlin, executive vice president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA), says the 2022 Convention will be held in Savannah. Sandlin said their convention planning committee has worked hard to make sure they’ve got a fantastic program planned for securing beef’s future in …

Alabama Beef Checkoff

Alabama Cattlemen Heading to Washington DC

Dan Alabama, Cattle

A few members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) will be heading to our nation’s capital next week to discuss issues of importance to cattle producers in the state. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says they are really looking forward to the trip.


Support the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation

Dan Cattle, Florida

As we near the end of 2021, the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation (FCF) wants to remind ranchers and landowners across the state that they do entertain donations of not just cash, but also real property, stocks, bonds or other assets and use them to provide for the betterment of the Florida Cattle Industry. The FCF is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides funding …

National Grazing Lands

National Grazing Lands Conference Starts Saturday

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Sheep-Goats

The National Grazing Lands Coalition will hold its 8th National Grazing Lands Conference (8NGLC) at the Embassy Suites Kingston Resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dec. 6-9, 2021. More than 500 ranchers, professors, land managers, researchers, public officials, conservationists, and students are expected to attend the conference. They will exchange ideas and information on the latest grazing land issues. Attendees will …

Bovine Respiratory

A Possible Intervention against Bovine Respiratory Disease

Dan Cattle

USDA researchers have made a discovery in bacteria associated with Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) that can perhaps be used in detection and intervention. Rod Bain has more details about the efforts in fighting this a major cattle disease. USDA molecular biologist, Mike Clawson, explains potential interventions against BRD through research into bacteria and discovery of antigen proteins that could fight …


A Slowdown in Milk Production as Margins Shrink

Dan Dairy, Economy

How are milk producers responding to a squeeze on margins? A new report from USDA has the answer. Gary Crawford has more details. Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, talks about projected trends in dairy product prices.


USDA Investing $32 Million to Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday they will be investing $32 million in grants through awards to 167 meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities to support expanded capacity and efficiency through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “Today’s investment supports local and regional meat and poultry processors as they recover from …