Livestock

Nebraska Beef Council Hosts Beef Experience Tour

Chefs, dietitians, bloggers and food service professionals were guest on the Beef Experience Tour hosted by the Nebraska Beef Council on May 9th and 10th. The tour attendees were visitors from states across the country.

New Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Named

Dr. Justin Smith has been named as the new Kansas animal health commissioner at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Dr. Smith will fill the role that will be vacated with the retirement of Dr. William Brown, who has served in the role since 2010.

U.S. Beef Heading to China

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return of American beef to the Chinese market after a hiatus that began in 2004.

Five Years Later: Researchers say $25M grant has increased safety of U.S. beef

One of the lead researchers in a $25 million grant awarded five years ago says the nations beef supply is safer now from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) than it was before the project started.

Green Plains to Acquire Cattle Feed Yards from Cargill

Green Plains Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Green Plains Cattle Company, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire two cattle-feeding operations from Cargill for $36.7 million, excluding working capital.

Heifer Considerations in today's market

UNL Extension Educator Aaron Burger discusses considerations when contemplating whether to replace or sell your heifers. He also previews the "State of Beef" Conference.

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