2020 Rewind: Drovers' Cover Articles

We're recapping this year's most important issues though a look back at the covers of Drovers magazine.


Tighter Cattle Supplies Will Boost 2020 Prices

Increased slaughter of cows and heifers in 2019 means fewer feeder cattle in 2020, leading analysts to project an uptick in prices for all classes in 2020.

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Booming Trade Ahead?

Trade pacts could be a game changer for American beef.

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Grazing For Soil Health

Healthy soils are as important as cattle health for ranch success.

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COVID-19 System Shock

Cattle producers suffer second market disruption in seven months, look to future.

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Surviving COVID-19

Calculating fallout from the pandemic and what changes it might bring.

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How Imports Add Value To American Beef

Understanding U.S. beef import strategy requires an understanding of the U.S. hamburger market. Without imported lean trimmings, for instance, U.S. cow slaughter would need to double to meet demand.

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2020 Calf Marketing

Price prospects have improved with easing pandemic disruptions. 

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Beef Industry Long Range Plan For 2021-2025 Released

The Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force introduced its new five-year plan for 2021-2025 during the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver.

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Livestock: A Powerful Tool

Managed livestock grazing can help regenerate soils.

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Sustainability Partners

Corporate environmental pledges seek farmer and rancher participation.

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Latest News

Winter bale grazing
North Dakota To Consider Voluntary Checkoff

A North Dakota state representative has introduced legislation that would make the state's additional $1 beef checkoff voluntary. It would have no impact on the national Beef Checkoff.

12 min ago
Greg Hanes: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

In this commentary Greg Hanes, CEO of the Cattlemen's Beef Board, discusses the ways that Beef Checkoff dollars have been used in the past few months.

56 min ago
Cattle and hog feeding
Profit Tracker: Steady In The Red

Cattle and hog feeding margins were little changed last week, with both recording modest losses. Beef packers saw improved margins on significant gains in wholesale beef prices.

16 min ago
USMEF Audio: Taiwan Expands Market Access for U.S. Red Meat, but with Some Controversy

On Jan. 1, Taiwan implemented market access changes for imports of U.S. beef and pork. For beef, the 30-month cattle age limit was eliminated. For pork, it established maximum residue limits for ractopamine residues.

12 min ago
PepsiCo, Beyond Meat Partner to Develop New Plant-Based Snacks

PepsiCo Inc and Beyond Meat Inc said on Tuesday they would form a joint venture to develop and sell snacks and beverages made from plant-based protein.

2 hours ago
Data shows home cooking brings families together.
The Pandemic Upped My Cooking Game

New research shows I'm not the only one who upped my cooking game last year. A new study provides insight into which cooking and consumption habits are likely to continue into the new year and beyond. 

1 min ago