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Apply for the Century Award

Angus breeders who have been in continuous production of registered Angus cattle for 100 years are invited to apply for the Century Award. It’s an honor presented each year during the Angus Convention that recognizes the history and heritage of the... Read More

AMS Publishes Final Rule on COOL

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Wednesday issued a final rule that allows more stringent enforcement actions, including fines, against retailers and suppliers who have not made a good-faith effort to comply with the agency's Country of... Read More

Kansas County Hard Hit by Fires Gets Fencing Funds

About five months after wildfires swept through Kansas, ranchers in the hardest-hit county have received the second installment of federal funds needed to replace fences. Clark County ranchers will get about $18 million in federal funds for miles... Read More

Hereford Youth Foundation of America Scholarships Due Sept. 1

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) is pleased to announce $144,000 in scholarships will be awarded this fall to members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) to assist in financing their college educations. Highlighting t... Read More

Nebraska Brand Committee Names Interim Executive Director

Nebraska Brand Committee Executive Director William (Bill) Bunce has resigned from the Nebraska Brand Committee effective August 31, 2017.  Bunce has accepted employment with the American Brahman Breeders Association in Houston, Texas and will serve... Read More

Disney Pays $177M Settlement In Ground Beef Case

Walt Disney Co. paid Beef Products Inc. a settlement of at least $177 million as a result of a defamation suit filed against ABC News by Beef Products over the network's coverage of lean, finely textured beef, according to a third-quarter financial r... Read More

North Dakota Hay Lottery Expanded to Tri-State Area

The hay lottery organized by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station has been expanded to drought-affected producers in the tri-state area. “We are pleased t... Read More

Tyson posts better-than-expected profit, bets on chicken

(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on Monday, sending its shares up 5 percent, and said it would ramp up chicken production in the face of record demand from U.S. consumers. Tyson said it spent more... Read More

Livestock Industry Reacts to Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Report

WASHINGTON – Yesterday the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement after the release of the Department of the Interior report on Order 3353, “Greater Sage Grouse Conservatio... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Affiliate, Valentine Cattlemen, to Host Golf Outing

Nebraska Cattlemen's Valentine Cattlemen Affiliate will be hosting a Golf Outing on August 17, 2017 at Fredrick's Peak Golf Course. Tee time's begin at 2:00 p.m. Join the Cattlemen after golf for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6... Read More

Grazing Considerations in a Drought Year

With drought conditions intensifying across Nebraska, range and pasture growth is winding down, or in many cases has stopped. Now is a time when grazing decisions will impact next year’s forage production. This spring brought timely precipitation a... Read More

AmericanWool.org Launches to Educate Consumers

Wool is the only fiber crafted for the purpose of meeting any purpose. With versatility matched only by the diversity of the wearer, wool is perfect for any season, any occasion. With that in mind, the American Sheep Industry Association and its Amer... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen Host Successful 2017 Road Trip

LINCOLN, NE (August 4, 2017) - Nebraska Cattlemen staff traveled across the state for the 4th year in a row en route to eight towns from east to west during the annual NC road trip. Location stops for staff included Fremont, Albion, Cairo, Nels... Read More

Black Diamond Angus Ranch to host KLA/K-State ranch field day

(TOPEKA) – The historic Black Diamond Angus Ranch, also known as Warner Angus Ranch, will host the first 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 17 near Spearville. The ranch dates back to... Read More