Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: The Show Ring Judge

Baxter Black, DVM: The Show Ring Judge

The judge stood in the show ring as the yearlin’ bulls arrived.

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Beef Herd Rebuilding Continues

Beef Herd Rebuilding Continues

Brenda Boetel

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

U.S. beef cow herd rebuilding continued throughout 2015, as shown by the USDA NASS release of the CATTLE report on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The number of all cattle and calves in the U.S. on January 1, 2016 totaled 92.0 million head, a 3% increase over 2015. Note that NASS did revise downward the July 1 2014 cattle and calves inventory by 0.6% and the 2014 calf crop by 1.1%. Inventory of cattle and calves on January 1, 2015 was also revised downward by 0.7%.

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Navigating Washington, D.C.

Navigating Washington, D.C.

Shelby Mettlen  

Angus Media

Kristina Butts, executive director of legislative affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), spoke to an audience of producers and industry professionals Jan. 27 as part of the 23rd annual Cattlemen’s College® at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif.

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Man sentenced to 30 years for stealing cattle in Texas

Man sentenced to 30 years for stealing cattle in Texas

Scott Lawrence


Clinton Easter, 47, of Eastland County, was convicted on Thurs. Jan. 28 of two first degree felony cattle theft charges in Coleman County and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He will serve 30 years confinement concurrently on each case. Easter had also been charged with the same of similar offenses in Eastland, Comanche and Stephens counties.

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Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Rally Cattle Markets?

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Rally Cattle Markets?

Wyatt Bechtel

Trade has been top of mind for beef producers this past year as export volumes dropped and cattle prices have fallen. A rally could be around the corner with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being signed by 12 member countries on (last) Thursday. The trade agreement might be one of the biggest opportunities to turn-around a sliding cattle market.

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Hot and cold on COOL: Some want revival of controversial meat labels

Hot and cold on COOL: Some want revival of controversial meat labels

Seth Tupper

Rapid City Journal

Critics might consider attempts to revive country-of-origin meat labeling as useful as beating a dead cow, but supporters of the repealed program believe it is worth it for South Dakota ranchers and members of Congress to keep pushing for its revival.

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Are cattle really the major producers of greenhouse gas emissions?

Are cattle really the major producers of greenhouse gas emissions?

Farm and Ranch Guide

It’s not the approximately 140 oil refineries around the United States, it’s not the 15.5 million trucks that travel an estimated 430 billion miles every year, but it’s the cattle industry, yes the cattle industry, that’s being targeted as one of the United States’ biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions by those outside the agriculture and livestock sectors.

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