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(VIDEO) Record Attendance Set for Junior National Charolais Show Held in Grand Island

The American International Junior Charolais Association (AIJCA) is hosting their Junior National Show and Leadership Conference at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. The show runs from June 18 through the 23. AIJCA had record att... Read More

CFTC fines U.S. cattle futures traders $5 million

U.S. futures regulators fined a Memphis trading firm and three associates $5 million on Wednesday for using a manipulative tactic in CME Group Inc's (CME.O) cattle futures, a market grappling with extreme volatility. The Commodity Futures Trading ... Read More

US Halts Imports of Brazilian Beef

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension... Read More

Nebraska Man Accused of Cattle Rustling Pleads Not Guilty

RED CLOUD, Neb. - A south-central Nebraska man accused of cattle rustling has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 26-year-old Austin Petr entered the plea last week in Webster County, where's he's charged with theft. His next court hearing is sc... Read More

Orders Being Accepted for 2018 BRS/AngusSource® Calving Books.

For years, Angus producers from across the country have kept herd records using the pocket-sized Beef Record Services (BRS)/AngusSource® black books. Stacks of the books, some dating back more than 30 years, contain handwritten information about the... Read More

JBS S.A. Undertakes Strategic Asset Review

The divestment program is intended to further sharpen the focus of the business on key strategic areas, protect core assets and allow the Company to reduce net debt as it works on plans for future growth. Following a careful assessment, the Company ... Read More

Kansas State University Hosts Inaugural Conference for Rural Veterinary Practitioners

An inaugural event in Manhattan helped educate rural veterinarians on how to respond and work together in the event of a potential transboundary emergency situation. The June 4 Rural Veterinary Practitioner Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn was ... Read More

Tyson Foods Rolls Out High Tech High Touch Animal Welfare Program

As part of its focus on sustainable food production, Tyson Foods  has launched a broad, new animal well-being initiative that combines the latest technology with high-touch monitoring and training to improve the care of chickens. The company has ... Read More

JBS Mulls Frozen-Only Meat Stores in North America

The world's largest meatpacker, Brazil-based JBS, is weighing plans to open its first retail stores in North America, The Post has learned. JBS, which last month paid a $3.1 billion fine to Brazilian regulators over corruption allegations, is lookin... Read More

Brian Curless wins 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brian Curless of Pittsfield, Ill., proved his world-class talent as a livestock auctioneer at the 54th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC), presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). Public Auction ... Read More

Suit Filed to Require Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat Products

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Monday against the U.S. De... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Local Leaders Cheer Economic Impact of Costco’s First Poultry Processing Facility

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated another clear marker of economic momentum for the State of Nebraska and the Fremont region with Lincoln Premium Poultry’s groundbreaking for Costco’s first-ever poultry processing plant, ... Read More

USDA Proposes Revision to Beef Grade Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing a revision to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef. The revision would include dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of c... Read More

Chicken Company Turning to Body Cameras

Elite Farm Services of British Columbia, Canada, is turning to body cameras to make sure its workers are following the required best management practices regarding animal handling. Elite came under fire this week after a Mercy for Animals undercover ... Read More