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(Video) Sundstroms Receive Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award

Russ, Angela, and Cheyenne Sundstrom are the recipients of the 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The Sundstroms own and operate Broken Box Ranch in Moorefield, Nebraska. The prestigiou... Read More

CATTLEMEN'S BEEF BOARD NAMES HANES AS NEW CEO

CENTENNIAL, CO -- The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has named Gregory Hanes of Colorado as their new chief executive officer, effective June 17, 2019. “Knowledge of beef producers and the overall beef industry is a m... Read More

California's largest cattle-raising operation to be sold

COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Harris Ranch Beef Holding Co., California's largest cattle-raising operation, is being sold. The company's 800-acre Central Valley feedlot, which can hold up to 250,000 cattle, and its slaughterhouse and processing facili... Read More

No Easy Answer for Preventing Losses To Scours

QUESTION: We had a very bad cold, wet snap with lots of snow, ice and rain right in the middle of calving season. Several calves started scouring, and we treated them with scour boluses and penicillin. We lost four of them. We have not had any more ... Read More

Missouri Cattle Producers Participate in National Legislative Conference

Representatives of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) attended the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Legislative Conference April 2-4, 2019, in Washington, D.C. MCA President Bobby Simpson, MCA Past President Butch Meier, nine individu... Read More

Researchers target cattle disease with USDA grant

A research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $1.2 million is supporting work at Kansas State University toward combating a disease that affects cattle in the U.S. and globally. Kathryn Reif, assistant professor in the diagn... Read More

Registration opens for international livestock conference at Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Invitations are being sent around the world for high-profile leaders to travel to Kansas State University in September to help shape the future of livestock production. Livestock producers worldwide face complex questions about ... Read More

Nebraska Cow-Calf Producers See Losses

 John Widdowson saw the forecast during the week of March 10 and made a plan to keep his cattle safe in his operation near Gibbon, Nebraska. He moved his cow-calf pairs away from the nearby Wood River and into pastures usually not utilized this time... Read More

Disaster relief station set up at Dawes County Fairgrounds in Chadron

In the northern parts of the Panhandle farmers and ranchers are dealing with flooding from the Niobrara and White Rivers and melting snow drifts are adding to the flooding. In order to assist them, the Nebraska Extension and the Chadron FFA is hos... Read More

Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January; Pork Value Still Reflects Tariff Impact

January exports of U.S. beef and pork were slightly below last year’s volume levels while export value posted mixed results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports slipped 1... Read More

Cattle loss estimated at 4,000 in Scottsbluff area

Official numbers for cattle loss in the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming from the blizzard on March 13-14, have yet to be announced. In the Scottsbluff area, though, veterinarian Dr. Travis Van Anne estimates the loss is around 4,000 cattle perished ... Read More