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 …


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 …

Alabama Beef Checkoff

Alabama Beef Checkoff Program Hosts Beef 101

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

The Alabama Beef Checkoff program was busy last week sponsoring the third in-person Beef 101 course this year. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, says they are hoping to have even more next year. Students from Boaz High School’s Family Consumer Science Class were among those taking part in this last event. Ali notes they always get …

meat prices

Soaring Meat Prices Boost Tyson Profits

Dan Beef, Economy

Rising meat prices helped Tyson Foods overcome COVID-related labor shortages at its plants. The top U.S. meatpacker reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit this week and forecast improving revenue for the year ahead. The Arkansas-based company reported a double-digit jump in sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year that ended on October 2. That includes a record …


USMEF Conference Concludes with Focus on Korea

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting took place last week in Carlsbad, Calif. The event wrapped up Saturday with a session focused on U.S. red meat’s success in South Korea. The conference marked the 45th anniversary of the founding of USMEF and 30 years since it established an office in Seoul, South Korea. …


Livestock, Poultry, Egg Groups Weight in on EPA Pesticide Restrictions

Dan Beef, Cattle, Environment, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

Last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) led 35 other livestock, poultry and egg organizations in asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider the analysis used for a proposal to restrict the use of pyrethrin, the pesticide used in food animal houses to control flies. In comments submitted to the EPA, the groups pointed out that “fly …

Florida Beef Council

Florida Beef Council Friendly Reminder

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

If you own or have owned cattle in 2021, chances are you received a letter from the Florida Beef Council (FBC) that beef checkoff assessments are due for any cattle you may have sold this past year. With the end of the year nearing, FBC Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, has this friendly reminder for producers across the state. For more information, contact …