Beef Buzz from Radio Oklahoma
National Livestock CEO Looks Back at Unprecedented Year12/18/14
It's been a wild ride for the cattle industry in 2014. National Livestock Credit Corporation President/CEO Robert York looks back at this unprecedented year. Going into the year everyone knew the US had tight cattle supplies and everyone expected...
Fundraiser Continues to Gain Support for All American Beef Battalion
It's a concept that is done from time to time, taking something and auctioning it. Then basically giving it back so it can be auctioned again, again and sometimes again.
Graduating Vets Stifled by School Loans
A veterinary education is extremely costly, sometimes leaving students with a stack of debt at the end of vet school. Dr. Michael Dicks specialized in ag policy at Oklahoma State University in the Agricultural Economics Department.
Make Time to Body Condition Score Cows
Are you cows ready for colder weather? Making sure your cowherd has adequate body condition is one of the best ways for your cow's to be ready for weather changes. Kansas State University Extension Beef Specialist Dr. Sandy Johnson said trying to add...
Certified Angus Beef Continues to Stand Out Among Competition
Certified Angus Beef has enjoyed a lot success in recent years. CAB has sold 882 million pounds of beef this past year. This becomes the branded beef program's eighth consecutive sales record for the CAB brand.
Tonsor Provides 2015 Cattle Outlook
It's been quite a ride in 2014 for most of the beef cattle segments from cow-calf sector, to stockers as well as for feedlots, but what about 2015? Can the cattle industry duplicate those results for another year. Kansas State University Livestock and...
OSU Food Demand Survey Evaluates 2013 COOL
The US Trade Representative office announced on the Friday after Thanksgiving the Obama Administration had decided to appeal to the World Trade Organization ruling against the second Country of Origin Labeling law that the US has issued in recent...
Merck's Intranasal Vaccine Protecting Calves Against BRD
Bovine Respiratory Disease or BRD is one of the most expensive health issue with cattle and calves. Merck Animal Health estimates BRD costs the cattle industry about 800 - 900 million dollars annually. Cattle producer now have access to a new unique...
Peel Looks Back at 2014 Record Cattle Market
The cattle market has been hot market in 2014. The year started at record levels and have gone up from there. Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Dr. Derrell Peel said the cattle market will also end the year at record...
Beef Gets Bigger Share of 2014 Farm Profitability Pie, Says Schulz
The US Department of Agriculture predicts farm profitability will weaken for 2014. The Economic Research Service reports the 2014 net farm income forecast will be $96.9 billion this year, down 23.4 percent from the 2013 estimate of $126.5 billion.
Schulz Evaluates the Cost of Buying Superior Cattle Genetics
How much is it worth to step up your beef genetics for your mamma cow herd? This may include buying a higher quality bull, perhaps artificial insemination or using embryo transfer. There are a lot of ways producers can improve their herd, but it does...
USMEF Uses Integrated Approach in Reaching International Customers
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.
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