Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt.
Hereford breeders have made significant genetic progress during the last decade — posting a 17% reduction in birth weights, a 20% increase in growth traits and an impressive 150% gain in marbling since 2008.
Cattlemen's Beef Board CEO Greg Hanes says the Beef Checkoff was "designed by producers, for producers, to build value by focusing on key areas of research and promotion to drive demand for our beef around the world."
New Jersey senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has proposed legislation that would ban new CAFOs (controlled animal feeding operations) and require existing ones to close by January 2040.
McDonald's Canada announced the first representative for the McDonald’s Flagship Farmer Program, a global initiative to amplify stories of exceptional rancher who exemplify best practices in beef production.
Taylor Armstrong’s show reindeer named Merlin was a decision Armstrong says she made on a whim. Now, the community of North Pole, Alaska, native is an aspiring large animal veterinarian with a growing reindeer herd.