The Power of Prevention

Jamie Johansen

Prevention truly is key when it comes to herd health. During the NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) vets were there to discuss the economic proof points on why stopping problems before they started leads to reduced antibiotic use and higher profitability for producers’ operations. “We are seeing more and more people interested in preventing disease instead of …

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Alltech Research Leads to Changes in Mineral Management

Carrie Muehling

Mineral management is changing, thanks to research in nutrition and genomics. Butch Whitman is an Alltech beef nutritionist who was at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix. Whitman said research at Alltech’s Center for Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition looks at how nutrients impact the expression of genes. That includes what nutrients …

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NCBA Recognizes Arizona Ranch for Environmental Stewardship

Carrie Muehling

A third generation Arizona rancher is working hard to leave his ranch land better than he found it for the next generation. The Jim O’Haco Cattle Company is this year’s winner of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Environmental Stewardship Award, presented during this year’s Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix. O’Haco owns two ranches totaling nearly 90,000 acres. “We have …

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Five Mineral Myths Busted

Carrie Muehling

Alltech did some myth busting at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show with regards to the latest strategies and newest technologies in trace mineral supplementation. A panel discussion including Dr. Vaughn Holder, ruminant research director with Alltech, conducted a forum where they busted five mineral myths relating to ruminant nutrition. Holder said producers should …

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Sustainability a Focus for Beef Supply Chain

Carrie Muehling

Many of those gathered at this year’s Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Phoenix are working toward sustainability within the beef industry at all levels of the supply chain. “Sustainability, as defined by NCBA, is about producing safe and nutritious beef with economic viability, environmental stewardship and social responsibility,” said Dr. Sara Place, Sr. …

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Cattlemen Release 2018 Policy Priorities

Carrie Muehling

A number of topics are priorities for cattle producers in the coming year, beginning with the passage of a new Farm Bill. “Everybody is trying to push completion of the Farm Bill before the current one expires, and we are no different,” said Colin Woodall, senior vice president of government affairs with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “We want to …

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CattleFax Predicts Large Supply and Strong Demand in 2018

Carrie Muehling

It appears strong demand will continue to support the cattle industry in the coming year, even though the supply continues to grow. “The cattle cycle is pretty well on track,” said Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax. “We saw the USDA numbers released yesterday that indicated the herd expanded again in 2017. We expected that would be the case. But it …

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Report Outlines Animal ID & Traceability Recommendations

Carrie Muehling

A key report regarding U.S. beef cattle identification and traceability systems was released this week and the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix. Developed by World Perspectives, Inc., the report contains conclusions and recommendations based on surveys and interviews with industry stakeholders as well as other research. “I think a few things emerged from …

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NCBA President Reflects on 2017

Carrie Muehling

During his time as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Craig Uden has had the opportunity to see a lot of cattle country and meet with many producers like himself. He believes the grassroots nature of the organization continues to be one of its most important attributes. “These challenges that come from these states are the backbone of why …

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#CattleCon18 Kicks Off in Phoenix

Jamie Johansen

The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is underway and cattlemen and women are ready to Blaze a Trail in Phoenix, Arizona. We caught up with NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier to talk about the convention and what draws producers to the event year after year. “We are going to have a big crowd here in Phoenix. We expect …

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