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May Beef Month is Underway in Georgia

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

May is Beef Month in Georgia, and the Georgia Beef Board (GBB) has a variety of promotions taking place this month to get the beef message out to consumers across the state. But having an extra hand on the local level is always appreciated. GBB Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans, says they are always excited to know county Cattlemen’s Chapters are …

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71st Annual UF Beef Cattle Short Course is This Week

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education, Florida

The 71st annual University of Florida/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course will return to the traditional in-person full event this year. It will be held May 4-6 at the Straughn Professional Development Center in Gainesville. The event kicks off at 1:00pm on Wednesday and will adjourn Friday at noon. This year’s Short Course will have a double focus: female reproduction and traceability. The …

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USMEF Details Impact of Ukraine War on Global Red Meat Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently produced a video that details the impact of the war in Ukraine on the global red meat outlook and agriculture in general. USMEF Vice President of Economic Analysis, Erin Borror, details how it is impacting red meat and feed availability both short and long term. She discusses how the conflict is impacting global hog production …

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Big Four Beef Packers Deny Collusion

Dan Beef, Cattle, Marketing

The ‘big four’ beef packers, in dramatic questioning during a House Ag hearing this week, denied breaking antitrust laws by colluding to create record profits. It was a dramatic moment in an hours-long hearing, as Ag Chair David Scott asked the ‘big four’ beef packer CEOs if they’d worked together to set prices, netting 15 billion in profits last year …

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CoBank: Rising Meat Prices Will Test Consumer Demand

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

U.S. consumer demand for meat at the retail level remains exceptionally strong despite rising prices caused by increased production costs and supply chain challenges. A new CoBank report says that may change soon. Once the full effect of increased costs of producer price inflation shows up in the retail meat case, demand will get tested. “Retail meat prices will remain …

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Busy Week for the Beef Checkoff in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Beef, Cattle

The Beef checkoff program in Alabama has a busy week of events coming up at various points across the state. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, told us they have events taking place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To learn more about Beef Checkoff funded activities in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery, or go to their website.

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Georgia Beef Board Preparing for May Beef Month

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

May will be Beef Month in Georgia, and the Georgia Beef Board (GBB) continues their efforts to prepare for a variety of promotions that will be held this year. GBB Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans, runs through what they have planned thus far. For more information about May Beef Month in Georgia, contact the GBB office in Macon at 478-474-1815.

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Beef Sustainability Campaign Reaches 96 Million Consumers

Dan Beef, Cattle, This Land of Ours

A Beef Checkoff-funded campaign called, “Rethink the Ranch,” was executed by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. It introduced the public to beef producers who make science-driven decisions to keep their herds, environment and businesses healthy enough to pass on to the next generation. The campaign increased consumer confidence in beef and beef production by inviting consumers to learn more about …