Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Announces 2022 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Announces 2022 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar

LINCOLN, NE (May 24, 2022) - Today, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced Miss TaraLee Hudson of Belvidere, Nebraska, as the 2022 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholar.  TaraLee will be a senior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall, where she currently maintains a 4.0 GPA while double majoring in Animal Science and…
Farmers and Ranchers Play a Key Role in Kicking Off Summer Grilling Season

Farmers and Ranchers Play a Key Role in Kicking Off Summer Grilling Season

LINCOLN, NEB. – Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff for the summer grilling season. The smell of fresh cut grass, a good BBQ, and pool parties are common experiences that bring people together for the weekend. What most people don’t know is that agriculture plays a fundamental role in the…
LFP payment rate calculation

LFP payment rate calculation

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides assistance in the form of monetary payments to livestock producers and contract growers who have been impacted by a “severe drought” (D2) or higher for at least eight weeks during the grazing period. According to the Kansas Farm Service Agency…
Ricketts tours meat distributor, restaurants on final day of beef promotion trip

Ricketts tours meat distributor, restaurants on final day of beef promotion trip

Las Vegas - The second and final day of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts's beef promotion trip in Las Vegas featured tours of restaurants and a regional meat distributor's facility. The group included beef producers and representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Cattlemen and Greater Omaha Packing Company. They…
Ask the vet; holding down hay costs

Ask the vet; holding down hay costs

QUESTION: My father grew up feeding square hay bales, and he has never believed in using hay rings. We lose a lot of hay just putting out round bales. Do you have any information I could use to convince him we need to be using hay rings? DR. MCMILLAN'S ANSWER:…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of May 21st

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of May 21st

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. Bull Tackle Feed has creep feed ready for your kids and lambs. Check out Bull Tackles feed and mineral here: https://www.facebook.com/bulltackle/ For the week ending May 21st the Midwest sheep and goat market was broadly lower again. Week to week…
May cattle on feed report with Kyle Bumsted

May cattle on feed report with Kyle Bumsted

Numbers where slightly higher than anticipated across the board for this months cattle on feed report. The second month in a row where traders estimates where lower than the report's placement number. United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 PercentCattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the…