The market animal show in Augusta County, Va. was one of the first to move their livestock show online. The decision blossomed into a show of support and gratitude by both the community and 4-H, FFA members.
An Idaho sheep ranching company announced it will permanently retire grazing on 88,000 acres of public land in the Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis national forests, a decision not universally popular with other ranchers.
One impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the beef industry has been an increase in the number of carcasses grading Prime, but the shuttering of high-end restaurants that sell Prime beef, however, softened demand.
Young people are traveling further, even across several states and time zones to get to get their animals out of the barn and in the ring to jackpot shows, with hopes to eventually get to a breed junior national.