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KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Uruguay

In September, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Uruguay, where Kansas purebred beef cattle producers had the opportunity to research and develop new markets for beef genetics. They attended Expo Prado, the most p... Read More

EU set to clear start of talks to boost U.S. beef imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe, in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The European Commiss... Read More

Holding Time for Feedstuffs May Reduce Swine Disease Risk

DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct. 9, 2018 – The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from cos... Read More

Kansas Forest Service, fire officials say state’s wildfire suppression capabilities inadequate

An audit of state agency responses to two recent wildfires in Kansas showed that the state’s wildfire suppression training and mitigation programs do not sufficiently prepare the state for wildfire response, according to Kansas State Forester, Larr... Read More

August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year... Read More

Soybeans Could be a Cattle Feed Option

Casey Schuhmacher wants to do the best job he can feeding cattle while limiting feed costs. With soybean prices low, thanks to large global stocks and recent U.S.-China trade disputes, the Chadron, Nebraska cow-calf and stocker producer has considere... Read More

Standing-Corn Grazer

Doug Sieck learned about grazing standing corn 10 years ago, but it wasn't until prices reached break-even levels in 2016 that he decided it was time for him to try feeding corn right from the field. The rancher works a 3,000-acre operation in north... Read More

Cutting cattle numbers

Mother Nature turned the tables this year in Kansas as eastern Kansas cattle producers dealt with diminished grass for their livestock while central and western regions of the Sunflower State flourished with pastures nourished by abundant rain. In... Read More

Scientists, Biosecurity Research Institute study African swine fever to prevent outbreak in US

African swine fever virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has spread throughout the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe and was reported in China in August. It recently was detected in wi... Read More

Six Common Ailments and the Mistakes that Make Them Worse

Sometimes in the cattle business, it pays to keep things simple. Most herd health problems, for example, aren't the result of a rare disease or a genetic defect. They are more likely about the management and prevention of known ailments. Veterinaria... Read More

Cattlemen Cut Some of Their Best, Now Suing for Losses

Gelbvieh cattle breeders Jerry and Karen Wilson have filed a lawsuit against Jonathan Beever, a University of Illinois professor and founder of Agrigenomics, a livestock genetic testing company. The registered breeders say they culled more than 70 an... Read More

4S Goat Expo Offers Educational Seminar, Show and Sale  October 13th and 14th in North Platte

4S Goat Expo to Offer Seminar Show and Sale October 13th and 14th at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte Nebraska.  The seminar will start promptly at 10:00 AM on October 13th. Speakers and topics include: Genet... Read More

Nation Wide Beef Recall

TOLLESON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials said Thursday that an Arizona company voluntarily recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.  The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST.... Read More

Prime Minister meets with Quebec dairy farmers post USMCA, promises compensation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has assured dairy farmers they will be compensated for their expected losses under the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Trudeau says he made the pledge as he met with dairy industry representat... Read More