While the fire was unfortunate, the industry suffered more from an over-reaction by cattle markets in the week immediately following the fire.
Congress passed the Wild Horse and Burro Act in 1971, and the law and its stated objectives led to controversy that is as heated today as it was a half century ago.
USDA's first estimate of the annual calf crop, released in its mid-year inventory report, may be the most important survey number for cattle producers, says John Nalivka.
Market fundamentals are dynamic and how these fundamentals affect different people in the supply chain and their reaction is the foundation of market analysis.
A U.S. District judge issued a 28-day temporary restraining order that will stop Steven and Dwight Hammond from using their federal grazing permit near their ranch in Diamond, Oregon.
Beef and pork exports are key to demand and these exports contribute significantly to U.S. wholesale beef and pork prices.
While the beef industry has seen growing demand, developments mostly driven by environmental activists still loom over the industry like a gray cloud.
The U.S. beef industry has evolved significantly over the past five years with a consumer-driven emphasis on value-added products.