Bison industry charters Center of Excellence to improve business

Bison industry charters Center of Excellence to improve business

Three years in the making and the bison industry chartered its very own Center of Excellence (COE) for Bison Studies in September 2020.  The Center was formed as a partnership among South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association, and the National Buffalo Foundation. The Center of Excellence for Bison…
Beyond Meat inks McDonald’s, Yum deals

Beyond Meat inks McDonald’s, Yum deals

Plant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several major fast-food chains in the coming years to expand offerings that could eventually include plant-based burgers, chalupas or toppings on a stuffed-crust pizza. Beyond Meat on Thursday announced distribution agreements with McDonald’s as well as with Yum Brands, the parent…
Beef feedlot round table this week

Beef feedlot round table this week

Lincoln, Neb. —Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industries will learn new information related to feedlot management at Nebraska Extension’s 2021 Beef Feedlot Roundtables via webinar in March. “We are hoping feedyard employees and managers find useful information here to use in their own operations,” said Galen Erickson, beef…
K-State studies effects of transporting cattle on prices paid at auction

K-State studies effects of transporting cattle on prices paid at auction

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers have completed a large study of 211 livestock video auctions, analyzing the sale of more than 60,000 beef calf and feeder cattle lots to determine the effect of trucking distance on sale price of the calves.  The K-State team accessed data indicating the…
Pilgrims Pride pleads guilty to price fixing

Pilgrims Pride pleads guilty to price fixing

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation this week pleaded guilty to price-fixing allegations. The Department of Justice announced the plea, and a sentence to pay approximately $107 million in criminal fines. According to the plea agreement entered in the U.S. District Court in Denver, from as early as 2012 and continuing at least…
AFAN announces 2021 Nebraska Pork Expo

AFAN announces 2021 Nebraska Pork Expo

Anyone considering expanding or diversifying their operations are invited to the Nebraska Pork Expo set for July 21 in York, Neb. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by July 7,…