NCBA CEO on Importance of FMD Vaccine Bank

Dan Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

We told you earlier this month that President Biden had signed a memorandum titled “National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture”. One of those attending that event was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall which including a briefing with senior federal law enforcement and homeland security officials. Woodall explains what some of the …


Experts Look for Signs of When Current Lower Cattle Cycle Might Reverse

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing

We told you earlier this week that USDA’s November Cattle on Feed Report shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was 11.7 million head on November 1, 2022, two percent below November 1, 2021. As the numbers continue to drop, some are wondering how long the current decline in beef cattle numbers will …

Trailblazers Program

Beef Advocacy ‘Trailblazers Program’ Wants New Applicants

Dan Beef, Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The Beef Checkoff-funded Trailblazers program is asking for applications for its next class of beef advocates. Trailblazers, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, takes advocacy to the next level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while correcting misconceptions. “Trailblazers develops the next generation of beef advocates through a highly-engaging and …


Proposed WIC Change Would Decrease Access to Dairy Products

Dan Dairy, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), This Land of Ours

A proposed change to WIC could mean less dairy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) say the USDA’s proposed changes to the Women, Infants, and Children’s Nutrition Program will limit dairy access. “Unfortunately, the changes would decrease access to dairy products and the unique nutrient …


New Report Shows Beef Cattle Herd is Getting Smaller

Dan Cattle, Marketing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their November Cattle on Feed Report Friday afternoon, and the new numbers show cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on November 1, 2022, two percent below November 1, 2021. As Gary Crawford reports, the beef cattle …

weekly livestock market report

Livestock Market Reports for Week Ended 11-18-2022

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for the week ended November 18, 2022, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. **These reports will not be issued next week due to markets being closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.** AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions, for the week …