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Blaine French joins Department of Animal Science

Lincoln, Neb. — Blaine French has joined the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as livestock evaluation and youth education professor of practice. In addition to... Read More

ICON: Legislature wants accurate dairy labels,  should include meat too

State senators encouraged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to mandate accurate labels for milk and dairy products, in one of the last acts of the first session of the 106th Legislature. The use of the terms milk, yogurt, butter, ice cream, and... Read More

Will Beef Beat 'The Impossible?' -- Friday Five (June 7, 2019)

Farm broadcaster Bryce Doeschot's taste buds are put to the test in this 'Impossible' edition of Friday Five. With all the buzz about plant-based meats, Bryce and Alex had to take part. Watch Friday Five as Bryce blindly compares an Impossible ... Read More

Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at famous farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an In... Read More

Gov. Ricketts proclaims June as Dairy Month

On Saturday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed June as Dairy Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Dairy Month is celebrated in Nebraska each June to highlight the importance of Nebraska’s dairy farmers to agriculture a... Read More

Face Fly Controls and Pregnant Cows

QUESTION I have been using loose cattle mineral with an additive for fly control. It will only control horn flies. I want to switch to another product to help control face flies, but both the loose mineral and the supplement blocks I can find that w... Read More

JBS USA Announces Nearly $100M Investment at Grand Island Beef Production Facility

JBS USA, a leading U.S.-based, global food company, today announced a $95 million expansion project at its Grand Island, Neb., beef production facility. The project includes new, improved animal handling facilities, a state-of-the-art, temperature-co... Read More

Pheasants Forever Intensive Grazing Management

Intensive Grazing Management: This free tour will feature the working ranch of the Russ Sundstrom Family. The Sundstrom Family received the 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award. Topics include mob grazing, prescribed fire, cedar management, wildl... Read More

Endangered Mexican wolves blamed for more livestock deaths

It's shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists ... Read More

Cattle On Feed Report *Audio with Darrell Holaday*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on May 1, 2019. The inventory was 2% above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the s... Read More

A new era of cattle identification on the horizon

DENVER — In meetings last week, the Producer Traceability Council reached consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U.S. The Council unanimously agreed the best option for the cattle industry moving forward is... Read More