The Cost and Benefit of EID Tags

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA, USDA-APHIS

Previously we discussed Electronic Identification or EID tags, but where can you get them and what does it cost producers? I visited with Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affair at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to unpack the details of this USDA rule. Click HERE to see USDA’s criteria for official indentification

Unpacking USDA’s Traceability Rule

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Bison, Cattle, Dairy, General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA, USDA-APHIS

If you had a bag phone in the late 80’s, you’ve probably updated to more modern technology since then. Cattle producers are familiar with the metal ear tags required by USDA and Electronic ID or EID tags are simply the modern version of traceability identification. I visited with Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affair at NCBA to unpack the …

American and Australian Cattle Producers Sign Partnership 

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Cattle producers from the United States and Australia joined together on May 9, 2024 at the Beef 2024 Convention in Rockhampton, Australia. These cattle industry leaders signed a joint statement to form a partnership for tackling issues surrounding cattle health, lab-grown proteins and sustainability. Leaders from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Cattle Australia (CA) emphasized the importance of committing …

ACA Traveling to NCBA Legislative Conference

Will Jordan Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association leadership is traveling to Washington, D.C. this week for the NCBA Legislative Conference and to visit lawmakers. To learn more about ACA’s priorities for the trip, I visited with, ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley.

NCBA Calls for House Resolution Banning Beef from Paraguay

Dan Beef, Cattle, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), This Land of Ours

The Senate passed a resolution last week to block beef from Paraguay, now industry leaders are now looking to the House. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is calling on the House to follow the Senate’s lead and pass a resolution against the import of beef from Paraguay. It comes after a USDA decision back in November to allow beef …

New Resource for Maximizing Cattle Profitability

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

A new resource developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and CattleFax helps producers maximize profitability from their culling decisions. The resource is called “Right Way, Right Time – A Guide to Cull Cattle Management” (.pdf) and is now available. With effective planning, cull cattle can be a significant source of revenue and should not be overlooked. Cull cattle …

2024 ESAP Nominations are Due March 8

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

Nominations for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) are due March 8, 2024. This award program recognizes outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of cattle producers across the nation each year. Any individual, group or organization is eligible to nominate one individual or business raising or feeding cattle. Individuals and families may not nominate themselves, although nominees …

New NCBA President Says Death Tax, Farm Bill Important for 2024

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

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has a new president. Wyoming rancher Mark Eisele was handed the gavel during the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention, held last week in Orlando, Florida. Eisele says his focus during his time as president is to advocate for opportunities to strengthen the industry for future generations. “It’s a crying shame we have to keep revisiting …

NCBA Promoting Trailblazers Program

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

Driving the demand for beef starts at the grassroots with a strong network of advocates willing to share beef’s positive message. That’s why the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, developed the Trailblazers program.  Chandler Mulvaney, director of grassroots advocacy & spokesperson development at NCBA, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman at the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and …

Cattle Producers to Discuss the Death Tax

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

The 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show officially kicks off today and runs through February 2 in Orlando. Various issues will be discussed during CattleCon24, with one of those being the death tax. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) strongly supports the Death Tax Repeal Act, led by Reps. Randy Feenstra of Iowa and Sanford Bishop from Georgia. The Senate companion bill is …