The Cattle Business Weekly
  • United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent
    The inventory was 2 percent above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
  • Secretary Perdue visits his 50th State
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stepped foot in Utah last week making it his 50th state visited since becoming Secretary just over two years ago. Since then, he has traveled more than 100,000 miles, held nearly 200 townhall discussions and visited nearly 100 farms across the country listening to America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers.
  • Need grass? New South Dakota Grazing Exchange website officially released
    The site offers a platform for producers to connect throughout the state of South Dakota and the surrounding region.
  • Cribbs welcomed as new SD Hereford Association Manager
    The South Dakota Hereford Association is pleased to announce Abbie Cribbs as the new manager of the organization. Abbie assumed the position as of May 1, 2019.
  • Bucket calves give Neb. boy a taste of farming
    Every morning through the end of the school year earlier this week, Gerdes woke up a little earlier than usual to make up bottles of calf milk replacer to feed his calves in time to ready for another day in the classroom and board the bus.
  • Ag Summit registration now open
    The tenth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit will be held July 10 and 11 in Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
  • Livestock Handling Workshop at Mitchell Tech
    Planned for Monday, June 3, in Mitchell, S.D. at the technical institute is a livestock handling workshop with Melissa Arhart.
  • North Dakota Stockmen’s Association now accepting Junior Beef Expo entries
     The Expo will feature heifer, cow-calf pair and market steer and heifer shows, showmanship contests, supreme champion selections, a scholarship presentation, silent auction and fitting contest, as well as networking opportunities for young beef enthusiasts.
  • South American ag gaining on U.S. ag
     Following a trip to South America, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said he believes South America as a competitor to the U.S. will “only become stronger with time.” 
  • American Angus Association CEO leaves helm, effective May 15
    American Angus Association’s CEO Allen Moczygemba has announced his departure from the breed organization effective May 15. 
  • National Junior Shorthorn Show entry deadline is May 15
    The National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference will be held June 17-21, 2019 in Lebanon, Tennessee.
  • NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier announces plans for retirement
    When NCA merged with the National Livestock and Meat Board in 1996, Frazier was a member of the team who worked with staff and beef industry volunteer leaders to address a steep decline in demand, helping to address the consumer concerns which had led to losses in market share and falling prices. This work ultimately helped to reverse those declines and set the industry on a new, consumer-focused path.
  • Farmers’ share of the food dollar is at all-time low
    For every dollar American consumers spend on food, U.S. farmers and ranchers earn just 14.6 cents, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. 
  • Rancher, First Lady Jennie Gordon keynote speaker at free Gillette agricultural symposium
    First Lady Jennie Gordon will present “The Significance of Women in Wyoming Agriculture Production” as the lunch keynote speaker at the free Excellence in Agriculture symposium Wednesday, May 1, in Gillette.
  • Cattlemen’s Beef Board names Hanes as new CEO
    Hanes comes to the CBB from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in Denver, Colorado, where he most recently was vice president of international marketing programs, and he led the marketing team through global strategic planning processes. Hanes also served as the USMEF liaison to the beef industry and worked closed with a variety of national and state beef organizations. From 2006 to 2009, he was the director of the USMEF’s Tokyo-based office, where he was responsible for all activities occurring in Japan. During his time as the USMEF Japan director, Hanes lived in Japan for nearly 11 years. Throughout his time overseas, he was the only foreigner in a Japanese company, and he held an additional position with responsibilities across Asia.  
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