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No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on changing trends and a growing variety of alternatives. The... Read More

Cattle on Feed Report *AUDIO*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on October 1, 2019. The inventory was 1% below October 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday. The inventory in... Read More

Nebraska Extension workshop deals with managing risk in cattle industry

Nebraska Extension will be hosting risk management workshops for cattle producers in the Panhandle and Central Nebraska this month and next. The year has seen everything challenge producers from the weather to price and trade. The workshops will l... Read More

KDA Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in Horses in Sherman County

MANHATTAN, Kan. —   The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) was confirmed in horses in Sherman County on October 23, 2019. Kansas becomes the eighth state in the U.S. to have confirmed cases of VSV... Read More

Missouri Cattle Deal Leads to Murder of Wisconsin Brothers

A Missouri man at the center of an investigation into the disappearance of two brothers from Wisconsin has been charged with murdering both of them. The brothers, Nick and Justin Diemel, were visiting Garland Joseph Nelson on cattle business. They... Read More

NCBA Applauds Introduction of Livestock Risk Management and Education Act

U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Frank Lucas (R-OK), introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act, a bill that would provide grants to certain state land-grant universities to better equip livestock pr... Read More

New Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force Begins Year-Long Process

CENTENNIAL, CO (October 21, 2019) -- The long-range strategic planning process for the beef industry is underway, a process that takes months to coordinate and pulls together key leaders from all over the country representing different sectors of t... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen welcomes  Kohls, Goes to staff

The Nebraska Cattlemen association is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Kohls as the association's Director of Government Affairs. Previously, Ashley served for five years as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Associa... Read More

South Dakota Cattleman to U.S. Senate Committee: American Beef is Climate Change Solution

WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2019) -- South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a cl... Read More

Explosion reported at Dodge City Cargill beef plant

An explosion has shut down all production at the Cargill Protein Plant in Dodge City, Kansas, according to the company's media relations director, Daniel Sullivan. Early this morning, an explosion rocked a small stand-alone building at the facilit... Read More

Beef Exports Trail Last Year’s Record Number

August beef exports this year were below the record-large numbers in August of last year. That’s according to data from the USDA that was compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. August beef exports totaled just over 114,000 metric tons, a four... Read More