Livestock

United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016.

USDA Halting Import of Fresh Brazilian Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday evening announced that it would halt imports of fresh Brazilian beef. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action.

2017 World Pork Expo was One for the Record Books

More than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attended the 29th World Pork Expo, June 7-9, in Des Moines. The 2017 Expo hosted more than 1,000 international guests from nearly 40 countries.

Groundbreaking held for a $300 million poultry processing near Fremont, NE

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated the Lincoln Premium Poultrys groundbreaking for Costco's first-ever poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill facility.

Japanese Journalists Explore U.S. Beef at Ranch, Restaurant and Retail Levels

From cattle ranches in Wyoming to a trendy Denver steakhouse and retail meat cases in San Francisco, USMEF gave a team of Japanese food journalists a close look at how U.S. beef is produced, marketed and sold.

USDA grants CRP waiver request from Marshall, Thornberry, Lucas

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted an extension of the emergency grazing on CRP lands through September 30 for areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas impacted by recent wildfires.

Gov. Ricketts, Ag Director Ibach Join Greater Omaha Packing to Load First Beef Shipment to China

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach joined Greater Omaha Packing (GOP) President Henry Davis to load the first box of beef from Nebraska destined for China.

Kansas Producers Participate in Trade Mission to Costa Rica

KDA has partnered with the Costa Rican National Institute of Innovation and Transfer in Agricultural Technology (INTA) to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing U.S. beef genetics in the national herd of Brahman-based cattle.

Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Susan Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post

The National Cattlemens Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today sent a letter to key Senators urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the EPAs assistant administrator for the OECA.

U.S. China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan,U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin,announced steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003.

Contract Production: Making Opportunities for Nebraska Livestock Producers

Farmers looking to diversify their operations to withstand increasing volatility in the marketplace might consider taking advantage of growing opportunities in contract livestock production.

Pork Board Creating Secure Pork Supply Plan

The National Pork Board, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is creating a Secure Pork Supply plan to help Americas pig farmers respond quickly to a major threat, such as a foreign animal disease. T

Former Ag Secretary Vilsack Working on Milk Export Program with China

A new deal to allow more milk producers to enter the Chinese market is in the works according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who now heads the U.S. Dairy Export Council. He says there are processes in the works.

Nebraska pig farmer Terry O'Neel to lead the Pork Checkoff

Terry O'Neel, a pork producer from Friend, Nebraska, was elected as president of the National Pork Board at the organizations June board meeting. The National Pork Board is comprised of 15 farmer-directors representing Americas pig farmers.

Beef Checkoff Hosts Nutrition Adventure 2017

The Nebraska Beef Council, in partnership with the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri beef councils, hosted a select group of 27 registered dietitians from 10 states in Kansas City, for Nutrition Adventure 2017.

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