If it’s meat, chances are there will be more of it coming out of U.S. packing plants this year, but as Gary Crawford reports, that could mean livestock prices are on the way down.
The University of Florida was involved with the Beef Tenderness Survey, an effort through the National Beef Checkoff. In this checkoff report, Dr. Dwain Johnson, UF professor of meat science, says this survey takes place every five years.
U.S. pork exports set a monthly volume record in November, helping overall U.S. red meat exports build momentum. Both beef and pork exports were 20 percent higher than last year in both volume and value. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that November pork exports totaled 225,757 metric tons, up 24 percent year-over-year and breaking the previous …
Many producers of meat animals may have another year of belt tightening ahead. Gary Crawford has the story.
Sustainability is something that more and more people involved with agriculture continue to work with in various ways. That includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as their Senior Director of Services for Sustainability, Ashley McDonald, says sustainability is very important to the beef industry.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association last week requested an update on the status of trade negotiations with China about the export of U.S. beef.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of 39 members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All 39 appointees will serve 3-year terms. Newly appointed members representing cattle producers are:
U.S. beef has been absent from the Brazilian market for 13 years, but according to story from Joe Schuele, this could soon change.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union (E.U.) due to the E.U.’s unfair treatment of U.S. beef. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner applauds USTR Ambassador Michael Froman for standing up for the U.S. beef industry and taking action …