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Hereford Sires Accepted into Integrity Beef Alliance Terminal Program

Kansas City, Mo. - The Integrity Beef Alliance simplifies cow-calf producer management decisions and increases the marketability of calves through the production of high quality, uniform, preconditi... Read More

Zoetis Develops First Holstein Reference Genome

PARSIPPANY, — Zoetis has developed the first complete Holstein de novo reference genome, giving geneticists the ability to map regions of the genome influencing a range of health and disease outcomes. This significant development will promote adv... Read More

Randy White, Dinah Johnston Earn 2018 Herdsman of the Year Award

Randy White and Dinah Johnston were selected by their peers as cowinners of the American Angus Association® 2018 Herdsman of the Year. The award recognizes the exhibitor who has done the best job during the past year preparing and displaying their ... Read More

Beef Checkoff Launches New Producer Ad Campaign

In February, a new producer-directed advertising campaign called “Open Doors” launched for the beef checkoff. The cattle-ranching Soucie family of Cambridge, Nebraska, are featured in the national ads. The “Open Doors” concept was born fro... Read More

Hands named 2018 Stockman of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas cattleman Sam Hands will be recognized by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council on Thursday, March 1 as the 2018 Stockman of the Year. The award will be presented during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner beginning at 6 p.... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Welcome Senator Fischer's Position as New Chair of Livestock Subcommittee

LINCOLN, NE - Nebraska Cattlemen would like to congratulate Senator Deb Fischer on her appointment as Chair of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security within the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. This subcommittee ove... Read More

Cattle infected with bovine TB traced to Michigan farm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd. The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says two cattle that tested positive at a processing facility were traced to a... Read More

South Korea Driving Recent Surge in U.S. Beef/Pork Exports

For the past year, South Korea has been one of the top global markets for U.S. beef and pork exports. The South Korean director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the American beef industry has been very successful in restoring consumer confide... Read More

Hands named 2018 Stockman of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas cattleman Sam Hands will be recognized by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council on Thursday, March 1 as the 2018 Stockman of the Year. The award will be presented during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner beginning at 6 p.... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces Significant Increase in Nebraska Beef, Pork Exports in 2017

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced more good news in Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture.  In 2017, Nebraska increased its total beef exports by 12 percent and its total pork exports by 20 percent, according to the U.S. D... Read More

KDA Hosts Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a planning seminar for the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture the week of Feb. 5–9. Representatives from 16 states gathered in the Manhattan KDA building to work on st... Read More