The Michigan Beef Industry Commission has voted to renew a state-level checkoff. Chairman Monte Bordner tells Brownfield state collections will increase from 50 cents to $1 per head starting January 1st. “We have dealt with a pretty serious decline in revenue, and it’s been reflected... Read More.
Beef is one of the few bright spots in the export sales numbers for the week ending July 13th. The USDA says beef export sales were up sharply and larger than average thanks to solid purchases from South Korea, Mexico, and China. Soybean... Read More.
U.S. beef and pork products are prominent in retail facilities in Cartagena, Colombia. Don Mason, U.S. Meat Export Federation’s project specialist in Colombia, has been helping develop the market for U.S. red meat in the country. “The exciting thing about the last five years is... Read More.
Photo provided by U.S. Meat Export Federation Exporters of U.S. beef, pork, and lamb are meeting with buyers from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean this week. John Hinners, senior vice president of industry relations with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, says the... Read More.
Michigan livestock representatives say the proposed state beef checkoff could be simplified. During the first of three listening sessions, participants Thursday discussed concerns about the proposed rate of 10 cents for every $100 of gross value, capped at a dollar. Jimmy Lambert with Superior Livestock... Read More.
The Michigan Beef Industry Commission wants producer feedback on a state checkoff during upcoming listening sessions. Executive Director George Quackenbush tells Brownfield the addition of up to $1 per head would be significant for Michigan promotion and education efforts. “This proposal would at least double... Read More.
A recent study from the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows U.S. beef exports to Japan could trigger tariffs beginning in 2028. Brenda Boetel Agricultural economist Brenda Boetel with the University of Wisconsin River Falls tells Brownfield she expects exports to Japan to decline in the... Read More.
Two extension specialists say proper planning and management can help beef producers minimize the longer-term economic impact of drought. Purdue’s beef specialist Ron Lemenager says forages are in short supply, and farmers and ranchers will likely need to implement more intense management strategies. “Creep... Read More.
Drought conditions are putting stress on all crops and forages are no exception. Beef producers are facing limited forage supplies and two Purdue University Extension educators are sharing some information on feeding and management strategies to consider to help control costs, maintain optimal... Read More.
The USDA has projected domestic beef consumption to decline for both 2023 and 2024. David Widmar with Agricultural Economic Insights says that could spell trouble for the cattle industry and the overall farm economy. “We have less pounds of beef being demanded or... Read More.
US beef producers not only supply high-quality beef to consumers in the US, but around the world. Nebraska beef producer Jacklyn Wilson was in the Bahamas for a conference and shares the impact the US beef industry has around the world. AUDIO: Healthy Living... Read More.