U.S. Cattle Inventory Up Slightly

Dan Cattle, USDA-NASS

Due to the recent partial government shutdown, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was not able to release the annual Cattle Inventory Report at the end of January. But now one month later, NASS has released the figures which shows the number of all cattle and calves in the United States, as of January 1, 2019, totaled 94.8 million head, up slightly …


NCBA President Urges Producers to Be Involved

Dan Cattle

New National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Jennifer Houston from Sweetwater, Tennessee, urges cattle producers who are not active in their local, state or national associations to be involved. Houston has been active in the beef industry for more than 30 years, first serving at the state level then being elected to positions in national posts. She has been an NCBA board …

beef production

Beef Production Likely to Grow in 2019

Dan Beef, Cattle

A Drovers report says the final beef production numbers for 2018 will soon be out as USDA data is moving again after the government shutdown. The current numbers for 2019 will also soon be released by USDA. The January Cattle on Feed Report will come out on February 22nd. With all but the last few days of slaughter and carcass …


Stockmanship & Stewardship Program Announces Dates, Locations for 2019 Campaign

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

NCBA Producer Education Program to Feature Five Merck, Checkoff Supported Events Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions. The sessions were announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show …

Cattle on Feed Report

November Cattle Feedlot Placements Down 5 Percent

Dan Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest Cattle on Feed report shows a 5 percent drop from a year ago. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, it’s just about what most analysts expected. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, has some key numbers from Thursday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report.


Managing Diseases Along With Vaccines

Dan Cattle

Vaccines aren’t a silver bullet to managing diseases in feedlots. The American Angus Association noted that despite the common practice of vaccinating calves on arrival, diseases are slightly increasing. Brian Vander Ley, Veterinary epidemiologist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said management after vaccination has a lot to do with that increase. 

Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

The 36th annual Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia. This year’s theme is “Building a Better Florida Cow”. Topics to be discussed include looking at a practical ranch approach to genetics, making selections for temperament, beef cattle reproduction and there will be a panel discussing …