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Kansas January 1 Cattle Inventory totaled 6.35 million head
Kansas January 1 Cattle Inventory totaled 6.35 million head Livestock | 03/01/2019

All cows and heifers that had calved totaled 1.69 million head, up 2 percent from last year.Beef cows totaled 1.53 million head, up 2 percent from last year.Milk cows totaled 161,000 head, up 3 percent from January 1, 2018.

January 1 Cattle Inventory Up Slightly
January 1 Cattle Inventory Up Slightly Livestock | 03/01/2019

All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2019 totaled 94.8 million head, slightly above the 94.3 million head on January 1, 2018. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.1 million head, were 1...

USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Outlook Forum
USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Outlook Forum Livestock | 02/27/2019

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Economist Erin Borror explained that Japan is the leading value destination for both U.S. beef and U.S. pork, with 2018 exports expected to reach $2.1 billion and $1.65 billion, respectively, when year-end data is available....

February Rural Mainstreet Index Declines
February Rural Mainstreet Index Declines Livestock | 02/26/2019

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for February fell but remained above growth neutral.

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent - Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 2
U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent - Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 2 Livestock | 02/23/2019

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on January 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above January 1, 2018.

Winter Weather Cattle Loss May Be Covered by LIP
Winter Weather Cattle Loss May Be Covered by LIP Livestock | 02/18/2019

It’s been a tough winter for farmers, especially for beef and dairy producers. Extreme weather across a good chunk of the nation have resulted in some excessive livestock deaths. Ranchers who have experienced those losses may be eligible to recover...

ELD Exemption Extended Through September
ELD Exemption Extended Through September Livestock | 02/17/2019

Congress passed an appropriations bill late last week that would prevent another government shutdown. Included in the package is an extension of the electronic logging device (ELD) exemption for livestock haulers. Transporters of livestock currently are not required to have...

KSU Beefs Up Kansas Day
KSU Beefs Up Kansas Day Livestock | 02/16/2019

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) partnered with the Beef Cattle Institute and Dining Services at K-State to offer a larger-portioned beef burger patty to students eating in the three on-campus dining halls - Kramer, Derby and Van Zile.

Kansas Well-Represented In National Beef Leadership
Kansas Well-Represented In National Beef Leadership Livestock | 02/11/2019

Jerry Bohn from Wichita was elected vice president of NCBA at this year's Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans, LA. . Bohn, a past KLA president, served as chairman of the NCBA Policy Division during 2018.

NCBA Announces Campaign for
NCBA Announces Campaign for "Fake Meat Facts" Livestock | 02/09/2019

The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federal government must clarify before finalizing the regulatory framework for these emerging products.

NCBA Announces 2019 Policy Priorities
NCBA Announces 2019 Policy Priorities Livestock | 02/04/2019

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. The release came as approximately 10,000 members of the cattle industry joined together for its annual convention and NCBA Trade Show.

Markets Expected to Continue Strong; Leverage Shift on the Horizon
Markets Expected to Continue Strong; Leverage Shift on the Horizon Livestock | 02/03/2019

CattleFax analyst Kevin Good said he expects prices will remain strong, with demand and the economy expected to remain solid.