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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Coming in May

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

The 2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 8-10 at the Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville, Florida. The Short Course Program Committee and the UF Department of Animal Sciences invites serious beef cattle producers in the Southeast to attend. Some of the topics being discussed this year include the Value and Mechanics …


Beef Life-Cycle Analysis Completed

Dan Beef, Cattle

A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. According to AgWired, an Agricultural Research Service-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the United States. The team began its beef life-cycle analysis in 2013 and has published the first of …


Florida’s Beef, Dairy and Allied Industries Generated Billions in Revenues in 2017

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) demonstrates just how important beef and dairy production have become to the state’s economy – and shows a recent upswing in Florida cattle industry exports. In 2017, Florida’s combined …

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CattleFax elects Officers for 2019

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

CattleFax elected a new slate of officers at this year’s annual business meeting Jan. 31, 2019, in New Orleans, La., held in conjunction with the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The new CattleFax president is Don Quincey of Chiefland, Fla., a 5th generation rancher and cattle feeder in Florida and past president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Elected …

Beef Production Forecast Drops Slightly for 2018-2019

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

USDA recently reduced its forecast for beef production in 2018 by 30 million pounds. The new forecast is 26.9 billion pounds. The slight revision is based on numbers at the end of the third quarter, and from fourth-quarter expectations of slightly fewer steers and heifers to be slaughtered and fewer bulls in the slaughter mix. The industry website Meating Place …


Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that the research essentially counters claims that beef production consumes too much human-edible feed, finding that cattle are net contributors to the global protein supply, and concludes that …

66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Starts Wednesday

Dan Beef, Florida

The University of Florida IFAS department of animal sciences is hosting the 66th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course this week in Gainesville. It starts Wednesday and runs through Friday at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center. Both small and large beef producers are invited to hear experts discuss hot topics and current research related to the beef industry. …