Nebraskans Win 2023 Beef Quality Assurance Awards

Nebraskans Win 2023 Beef Quality Assurance Awards

NEW ORLEANS– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, announced the winners of the 2023 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards, sponsored by Cargill. The National BQA Awards, funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, annually recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers, marketers, and educators.  “The 2023…
Excellence Recognized During AnnualCattle Industry Convention

Excellence Recognized During Annual
Cattle Industry Convention

NEW ORLEANS– Producers, advocates, students and organizations representing the best of the beef industry were recognized through a variety of scholarship and award programs during the annual Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, held Feb. 1-3, 2023, in New Orleans. 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award Program Regional WinnersThe Environmental Stewardship Award…
Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraskans take part in inaugural NCBA advocacy program

Four Nebraska are part of the Trailblazers program, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. The program, according to NCBA, takes advocacy to an unprecedented level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while addressing…
CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

CattleFax forecasts producer profitability in 2023 with potential drought relief

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, shared expert market and weather analysis yesterday. Prices and profitability will again favor cattle producers in 2023. The cattle industry is entering 2023 with the smallest cattle supply since 2015 as drought caused the industry to dig deeper into the supply of feeder cattle and calves. While…
Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

Cattle market reform bill reintroduced in Senate

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) today introduced the bipartisan Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2023. The legislation would establish regional cash minimums and equip producers with more market information, including permanently authorizing a cattle contract library. “I continue…
Nebraska Beef Council active at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention

Nebraska Beef Council active at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention

The Nebraska Beef Council leadership and staff have been busy at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans.  Ann Marie Bosshamer, executive director of the Nebraska Beef Council, said the beef checkoff has been engaged in meetings to determine the next fiscal year.  https://youtu.be/RdlXMo0BeNQ Ann Marie Bosshamer, Executive Director…
Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at 2023 Cattle Industry Convention

Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at 2023 Cattle Industry Convention

The Nebraska Cattlemen have a big presence at this year's Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Pete McClymont, Executive Vice President of the group, said there are not any big policy issues on the table. The Nebraska Cattlemen did push for a pair of policy changes. One would allocate…
USDA releases pilot Cattle Contracts Library

USDA releases pilot Cattle Contracts Library

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its pilot Cattle Contracts Library on Tuesday. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 directed USDA to create a pilot library to increase market transparency for cattle producers. This pilot library will provide new disclosure to the industry and public regarding the key terms,…
Jerry Adams inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

Jerry Adams inducted into Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

A cattle feeder from Broken Bow, Nebraska is one of two individuals that was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame at this year's Cattle Industry Convention. Jerry Adams with Adams Land and Cattle and the late Ed Barrett of Barrett Crofoot Feedyards in Hereford, Texas were inducted into…
JBS USA to implement artificial intelligence to maximize carcass value

JBS USA to implement artificial intelligence to maximize carcass value

JBS Foods USA, one of the world’s leading food companies, and Völur, a US-based software company headquartered in Norway that develops cutting-edge AI technology to optimize the meat industry, has announced a Proof of Value (POV) agreement to demonstrate improvements of carcass sorting and cutting plan to ensure optimal use…