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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

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported Friday the disease had been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the... Read More

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

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-grown meat, which is mad... 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

SHIC 2019 Plan of Work Emphasizes Actionable Steps to Protect US Swine Herd

Ames, Iowa -- The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) 2019 Plan of Work ( and budget were approved by the Board of Directors on January 25, 2019. “When SHIC was formed, the goal was to develop an entit... 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

Beef Production Likely to Grow in 2019

A Drovers report says the final beef production numbers for 2018 will soon be out as USDA data is moving again after the government shutdown. The current numbers for 2019 will also soon be released by USDA. The January Cattle on Feed Report will come... 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

(Video) 28th Annual Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo Underway in North Platte

The 28th annual Buffalo Bill Farm and Ranch Expo is taking place this week in North Platte. The expo hours are: Wednesday, February 6th, 9am-6pm Thursday, February 7th, 9am-4pm Location: D & N Event Center 501 E Walker Rd North Platt... Read More

Swine fever spreads in Japan, gov't warns of

Japan's swine fever epidemic is spreading, with local authorities in five central and western prefectures saying Wednesday they are struggling to contain the highly contagious virus that was first reported in September. "We are facing an extremely... 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

Cover to Cattle

Kevin Ruyle is, by his own description, the "grinder" on the Kansas farm he runs with his brother-in-law, Thane Buss. "I have to stay busy. If you need someone to work 18 hours, that's me. Is that ADD?" Maybe, but he is an admitted competitor, too. ... Read More