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Brazil's JBS imports corn for first time in 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian food giant JBS SA has ordered its first shipment of imported corn this year to be used as feed at meat processing plants in the southern state of Santa Catarina... Read More

Brazil's Marfrig, Minerva Uruguay plants cleared to sell beef to Japan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian food processors Marfrig Global Foods SA and Minerva SA said on Friday that all seven of their plants in Uruguay have been authorized to export fresh beef to Japan. Marfrig and Minerva meat processing units in Urugua... Read More

Is creep feeding beef calves profitable?

Successful beef calf producers continually search for ways to improve their operation and bottom-line. Creep feeding calves to increase their market weight is one strategy. To be profitable, the costs of the added weight gain must be less than the va... Read More

Montana bill would distinguish 'real' from lab-grown meat

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make sure meat products produced from a cultured cell can't be labeled the same as steaks, burger and other items that come from livestock and poultry. Several national companies are producing lab-g... Read More

Bankrupt South Texas beef processor sold

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas beef processor has been sold to a North Carolina real estate developer at a court-approved bankruptcy auction. Corpus Christi-based Sam Kane Beef Processors had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protecti... Read More

November Beef Exports Remain on Record Pace; Headwinds Weigh on Pork Exports

U.S. beef exports continued on a record pace in November while pork exports trended lower year-over-year, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports totaled 112,842 metric tons (m... Read More

15 years of beef production benchmarks

This article is a review of a 2017 North Dakota State University Beef Report article titled, “Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS): 15 years of beef production benchmarks” by Drs. Jennifer Ramsay, Lauren Hulsman Hanna, and Kris Ringwa... Read More

(Video) Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo - Day 2 Review

Burrrrrrr. The temperature in North Platte is 0 degrees and the wind is blowing... That means it is a great day to step inside to the Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo, presented by the North Platte Chamber & Development! Chuck Jividen, who ser... Read More

NCBA Announces Campaign for

WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions about the production of lab-grown fake meat. The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federa... Read More

Morgan highlights K-State Cattlemen’s Day on March 1

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Brad Morgan, the senior director of protein for the Performance Food Group, highlights the program for Kansas State University’s 106th annual Cattlemen’s Day, scheduled for Friday, March 1. Early registration for this year’... Read More

Scrotal Frostbite Can Affect Bull Fertility

The polar vortex that brought subzero temperatures to much of the nation's midsection this week has begun to retreat, but the extreme cold's effects on livestock could linger. When temperatures drop as low as they did this week -- some areas of the ... Read More