NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier Announces Retirement Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

After 34 years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the past four as CEO, Kendal Frazier has announced his plans for retirement. “I’m a lucky man to have worked in the cattle industry; what a wonderful journey this has been,” said Frazier in making the announcement. “It has been an honor to serve the men and women who make …

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Bayer Explores the Future of Food

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bayer Agvocacy Forum yesterday explored the topic of how plant-based diets and cellular agriculture will impact the future of food. A diverse group – including a researcher, a professor, a cattleman and a cellular meat company representative – discussed the touchy subject of lab grown “fake meat.” Listen to the discussion between (LtoR) Lisa Lundy, Associate Professor, University of …

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ZimmCast From Cattle Industry Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program contains some audio from last week’s Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. After looking at what’s coming up on our calendar I share a couple of excerpts from the press conference with Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and then from Terry Bradshaw’s speech. Sonny talks trade and Terry talks cows. I had no idea he had …

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Merck and Beef Checkoff Sponsor Stockmanship & Stewardship Events

Cindy Zimmerman

Five 2019 sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program were announced at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week. The events are made possible through sponsorship from Merck Animal Health and will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and local host organizations. Additional funding and support for the program is …

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CrystalBlox™ at the #CattleCon19 Trade Show

Cindy Zimmerman

CrystalBlox™ is the newest block form developed by Crystalyx Brand Supplements. It combines the economical nutrient delivery and fortification of compressed blocks with the consistent and predictable intake of low moisture block technology. CrystalBlox will fit a wide variety of feeding situations, where protein delivery is critical. CrystalBlox is designed and formulated to provide supplemental protein to help improve forage …

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Scholarships Presented at #CattleCon19

Cindy Zimmerman

Two University of California-Davis students seeking their doctorate degrees received $15,000 W.D. Farr Scholarships for 2018-19 from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Emily Andreini and Sarah Klopatic each received the award, which were presented at the Best of Beef Breakfast during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans. The Farr Scholarships will allow these students to …

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New Beef Leadership Elected in New Orleans

Cindy Zimmerman

Jennifer Houston of Tennessee was named president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans last week, as Marty Smith of Florida became NCBA president-elect. Jerry Bohn (Kansas) was elected NCBA vice president. Don Schiefelbein (Minnesota) was elected chair of the NCBA Policy Division and Todd Wilkinson (South Dakota) was elected vice chair. Laurie …

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NCBA Announces Policy Priorities at #CattleCon19

Cindy Zimmerman

As over 9,000 members of the cattle industry gathered for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week in New Orleans, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. While the Policy Priorities book fills almost 140 pages, the organization will focus on four main issue areas this year – fake meat, trade …

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Secretary Sonny Urges Cattle Producers to be Transparent

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had the opportunity to address about 9,000 cattlemen and women during the closing general session of the Cattle Industry Convention on Friday and challenge them to be transparent and let consumers know what they do to produce beef. “We don’t have anything to be ashamed about in the U.S. beef industry,” said Perdue. “No longer …

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Alltech Busts Mineral Myths

Jamie Johansen

Back by popular demand, Alltech brought attendees of the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show the Mineral Myths Forum. Last year they tackled the importance of minerals in feedlots. This year fertility sat center stage. The newest technologies behind trace mineral supplementation and its impact on not only fertility but also immunity and calf health were also discussed. …

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