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KCA to host cattlemen's meeting in Moline

MOLINE, Kan. — Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) will hold a regional cattle producer’s meeting in Moline, Kansas on May 2, 2018. The meeting will take place at the Moline Grade School/Hornet’s Nest gymnasium and will begin at 6:30 pm. A ... Read More

Cattlemen's Foundation Collecting Donations for Wildfire Victims

A relief fund has been established by the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation (OCF) to help ranchers affected by the ongoing wildfires in western Oklahoma. According to OCF, 100% of donations will be distributed to affected ranchers. OCF is the charit... Read More

World Meat Congress to Feature Argentine and Canadian Ag Ministers, Leading Economists, Frontline Trade Negotiators

The premier gathering of red meat industry leaders from across the globe is coming to Dallas, Texas, May 31-June 1. The 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC) is hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the International M... Read More

Premier 1 Acquires Pipestone Sheep Unit

Premier 1 Supplies, LLC, announced that it has acquired the Sheep Business Unit from Pipestone Veterinary Services, PLC, a Minnesota-based company. The Sheep Business Unit was responsible for providing practical healthcare and nutrition knowledge to ... Read More

Rabobank Says Domestic Dairy Demand to Climb in 2018

Domestic demand for dairy products like natural cheese and butter, along with premium dairy products, should rise in the second half of 2018. That prediction comes from Rabobank in its Dairy Quarterly 1 Report. “The stronger economic growth is p... Read More

Dairy Groups Support Trump Administration Examination of India, Indonesia Compliance under Generalized System of Preferences

ARLINGTON, VA – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday accepted a petition from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) to examine India’s failure to follow through on its obl... Read More

UNK’s program earns student IT job in cattle industry

KEARNEY – The Kearney Bound program changed Bryan Escobar’s life. The University of Nebraska at Kearney senior grew up in Lexington, where his parents worked at the Tyson meatpacking plant. They made enough money to get by, but paying for a un... Read More

USDA and USTR Finalize Access for U.S. Pork Exports to Argentina

(Washington, D.C., April 13, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the government of Argentina has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. pork to be impor... Read More

Aggies ride for the home stretch

The Aggies are on the final run to the home stretch of their academic year! From working horses to stock dogs, rodeo to agronomy, cattle breeding to entrepreneurship seminars, and so much more, our students are extremely busy caring for livestock ... Read More

GAO Issues Report on Cattle Markets

A report by the Government Accountability Office shows supply and demand factors, such as a drought that affected the price of cattle feed, affected changes in prices of fed cattle—those ready for slaughter from 2013 through 2016. The price of f... Read More

China Files WTO Complaint, Pledges to Lower Some Tariffs

China has filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization alleging the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum violate world trade rules. However, the nation also reconfirmed it will open it’s economy by lowering tariffs on cars, paving the way for... Read More

NCBA Lays Out Principles for Regulating Fake Meat

Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted official comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining key principles for the regulation of fake meat products. The comments, filed in response to Food Safety Insp... Read More

Brazil's Marfrig Acquires National Beef for $969 Million

Brazil meatpacker Marfrig (Marr-FRIG) Global Foods will purchase a controlling stake of U.S.-based National Beef Packing Company. The $969 million agreement will hand over 51 percent of National Beef Packing to Marfrig Global and would create the ... Read More

Most Expensive Farm in Nebraska Hits Market for $34 Million

(Denver, CO) – Hall and Hall, the largest full-service ranch brokerage in America, has just listed Zeman Ranch near Bassett, Nebraska for $34 million. The property offers a secure investment in 10,343± deeded acres of prime Nebraska farm and ranch... Read More