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Michigan beef checkoff raising assessments

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.

Michigan beef marketers supportive of state checkoff

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.

Managing beef herds when forages are in short supply

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.

A closer look at beef consumption trends

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.

Consumers all over the world enjoy US beef

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.