Beef Buzz from Radio Oklahoma
USMEF Uses Integrated Approach in Reaching International...11/26/14
In working with customers around the world, US Meat Export Federation has found each customer has unique preferences and demands. USMEF has a variety of ways to promote US Beef.
Growing Global Middle Class, Opportunity for US Beef Producers
When you start looking at population numbers its easy to see the opportunities globally for US Beef. In the US there are 300 million people and globally there are seven billion people now on this earth.
USMEF Finding Alternatives for Price Sensitive International Customers
Tight cattle supplies have resulted in record cattle prices. It doesn't matter if you are talking about calves, yearling, mamma cows, replacement females, along with the steers and heifers that go to packing plants that are ending up as the beef for...
Despite Record Beef Prices, USMEF Says Int'l Demand Remains
Americans love their steaks and hamburgers, but that leaves a lot of beef on the counter. The US Meat Export Federation Assistant Vice President International Marketing & Programs Greg Hanes said while there is strong demand for steaks and hamburger...
Weaber Shares Innovative Ideas in Cattle Reproduction
Oklahoma State University hosted a two day symposium recently focusing on genetic reproduction in beef cattle. One of those in attendance was Kansas State University Cow-Calf Specialist Dr.
Peel Says Cold Weather Compounds Tight Beef Supplies
Winter time is hitting in a big way across the midwest and now into the eastern part of the United States. That impacts both beef movement and the ability to move cattle around. Oklahoma State University Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel...
NCBA Pushes Administration To Fix COOL Before Retaliation
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association said its time for the US to deal with reality that this country needs to do something about Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Recently the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the US again in the case...
Woodall Expects Tax Extenders in Lame Duck
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is optimistic Congress will make some progress on tax reform during the lame duck session.
NCBA CEO Pushes for Further Improvement to Original Beef Checkoff
Beef Industry leaders are beginning to weigh in on a proposal by the US Department of Agriculture to create a second beef checkoff.
Peel Says Fall Calf and Yearling Market Stronger Than Normal
Cattle prices have had a great run in 2014. Prices have reached unprecedented levels and it doesn't look like they will be coming down anytime soon. Normally the market would be experiencing seasonal pressure on calf and yearling prices this time of...
OCA President Questions Motive of Second Beef Checkoff
US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack published to the Federal Register Monday a request for information about what the cattle industry, the individual producers and beef industry groups, want to see in a new separate beef check off.
Gebhart Urges Producers to Comment on WOTUS by Friday
Ag producers and the general public only a few more days to comment on the 'Waters of the US' proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. The public comment period will close on Friday, November 14th.
TCFA vs. Secretary Vilsack Over Second Beef Checkoff
There has been a lot of talk recently about more resources for promotion, education and research that the beef checkoff has traditional funded. Several states including Texas have passed a state beef checkoff to generate another dollar per head. This...
TCFA Concern Over Drought, Lack of Cash Cattle Trade
Fifty years ago a lot of the cattle in the US were being fed corn and finished out in the midwest. With heavier annual precipitation farmer-feeders battled muddy pens, which made it hard on cattle. With drier conditions in the High Plains that led to...
Wilson Says Feedlots Remain Cautiously Optimistic
The year of 2014 has proven to be a year where feedlots have made money. Looking down the road the outlook is a lot less certain. Texas Cattle Feeders Association Chief Executive Officer and President Ross Wilson about the mood of the industry. He...
Beef Advocacy Program Recruits FFA Members to Engage with Consumers
Consumers have a lot of questions about where their food comes from, meat in particular and beef especially. One program is targeting FFA members to take a larger role in agricultural advocacy.
Kelsey Optimistic about State of the Cattle Industry
The head of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association is optimistic about the future of the state's beef industry. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey has been traveling and talking with cattlemen members about this...
Peel Says Strong Market Impacting Cattlemen Nearing Retirement
The United States is in historic times with the strength of the current cattle market. The industry continues to see record high prices and prices may go higher yet the next couple years. That's the opinion of Oklahoma State University Livestock...
Blach Says Market Responding to Herd Building
One of the featured speakers at this year's Texas Cattle Feeders Association Annual Convention held this week in Oklahoma City was Cattle Fax CEO Randy Blach. He believes herd building is already underway. The US Department of Agriculture will release...
Randy Blach of CattleFax Says 2014 Wilder Than Expectations
Earlier this year Cattle Fax CEO Randy Blach and his Cattle Fax team were making predictions as they always do at the Cattle Industry Convention. At that time they were expecting a wild year, but 2014 has even surpassed what he was anticipating.
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