Decoding the Genetic History of the Texas Longhorn
The study of the genome of the Longhorn and related breeds tells a fascinating global history of human and cattle migration. It traces back through Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World, the Moorish invasion of Spain and the ancient domestication of the aurochs in the Middle East and India.
Feedlots, meatpackers closing with fewer U.S. cows
Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
Will Age & Source Verification Premiums Continue?
Don’t write off that $25-$50 premium for age and source verification just yet.
Despite Japan’s expansion of U.S. beef imports from cattle 20-30 months of age, age-and-source verification will remain important to Japanese and other Asian consumers, said Phil Seng, president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.