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February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for U.S. Pork, Beef
February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for U.S. Pork, Beef Livestock | 04/22/2019

February exports of U.S. pork and beef fell below last year’s levels while lamb exports trended higher, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation .

Kansas Livestock Association to receive Don L. Good Impact Award
Kansas Livestock Association to receive Don L. Good Impact Award Livestock | 04/20/2019

The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), a trade organization protecting the business interests of livestock producers, has been selected to receive the 2019 Don L. Good Impact Award.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent, Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 4
United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent, Kansas up 2, Nebraska down 4 Livestock | 04/19/2019

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on April 1, 2019.

Cattlemen's Beef Board names new CEO
Cattlemen's Beef Board names new CEO Livestock | 04/17/2019

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has named Gregory Hanes of Colorado as their new chief executive officer, effective June 17, 2019.

ASF Picture Getting Even Worse
ASF Picture Getting Even Worse Livestock | 04/12/2019

African Swine Fever is continuing to devastate China’s hog population while it disrupts global pork markets and forces U.S. industry stakeholders to work together on prevention efforts.

AVMA applauds introduction of bill to address rural veterinary shortages
AVMA applauds introduction of bill to address rural veterinary shortages Livestock | 04/12/2019

If passed, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act will play a critical role in addressing regional shortages of food animal and public health veterinarians in rural and agricultural communities.

R-CALF Praises Introduction of Beef Checkoff Reform Legislation
R-CALF Praises Introduction of Beef Checkoff Reform Legislation Livestock | 04/11/2019

The Voluntary Check-Off Program Participation Act, reintroduced by Senate Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, would “allow producers to vote freely with their pocketbooks regarding whether they are individually satisfied with the checkoff’s performance,” according to...

Champion Auctioneer and Livestock Market Owners “Sell” Pies and Policy on Capitol Hill
Champion Auctioneer and Livestock Market Owners “Sell” Pies and Policy on Capitol Hill Livestock | 04/11/2019

Policy leaders learned about issues affecting the livestock marketing industry and participated in a mock auction during Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) Washington D.C. Fly In.

NPPC cancels World Pork Expo as precaution
NPPC cancels World Pork Expo as precaution Livestock | 04/10/2019

The National Pork Producers Council's board of directors today announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia.

CoBank Says U.S. Protein Demand Uncertain in 2019
CoBank Says U.S. Protein Demand Uncertain in 2019 Livestock | 04/08/2019

Beef, chicken, and pork supplies are expected to continue their expansion from 2018 levels. However, CoBank says domestic and international demand bring a lot more uncertainty this year.

Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January; Pork Value Still Reflects Tariff Impact
Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January; Pork Value Still Reflects Tariff Impact Livestock | 03/29/2019

January exports of U.S. beef and pork were slightly below last year’s volume levels while export value posted mixed results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent . Nebraska up 3, Kansas down 1
United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent . Nebraska up 3, Kansas down 1 Livestock | 03/28/2019

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2019 was 74.3 million head. This was up 2 percent from March 1, 2018, but down slightly from December 1, 2018.