Enogen Corn Could Increase Beef Producer Sustainability

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A five percent increase in feed efficiency can not only help livestock producers save some money, it can also help increase their sustainability. Syngenta Seeds has found through research around the country that using Enogen corn for feed delivers an average 5% increase in feed efficiency, according to Chris Cook, Head, Enogen at Syngenta Seeds. “Potential feed efficiency gains of …

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USDA Adopts Market Transparency Policies Backed by NCBA

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues work toward and support policies that will help those working in all areas of the cattle industry. “There is no such thing as a silver bullet, one size fits all, policy solution to these issues. It’s going to have to be a multi-faceted broad approach where we kind of take little chunks out of …

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NCBA Tackles Environmental Issues

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) continues to advocate on behalf of cattle producers when it comes to environmental policies regarding climate change and the nation’s waterways. “At the end of the day it’s opposing overburdensome regulation of the cattle industry, and supporting the science,” said Scott Yager, NCBA chief environmental counsel. “Making sure we have good common strategy and …

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Taxing Concerns for Cattle Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the biggest concerns of cattle producers meeting last week at the Cattle Industry Convention is the potential negative impact imposing new transfer taxes would have on them. “Everybody’s talking about it being a death tax, but it actually occurs on gifting as well,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota. “If they …

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Beef Checkoff Celebrates 35 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

It was 1986 when the beef cattle industry came together in an effort to help itself as prices were plummeting and consumer demand was flagging. A rancher from Wacahoota, Florida by the name of Jo Ann Smith was named as the first chair of the newly formed Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB). Fast forward 35 years and today beef prices are …

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Marty Smith Honored for Year as NCBA President

Cindy Zimmerman

To say that Florida rancher Marty Smith had an unusual year as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is an understatement. “It was damn tough,” said Smith during an interview at the Cattle Industry Convention last week in Nashville. Smith was honored for his service to NCBA during the annual Board of Directors meeting, and he had the opportunity …

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Good News in CattleFax Outlook at #CattleCon21

Cindy Zimmerman

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar, held as part of the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, had some positive news for producers last week. The beef cattle industry is bouncing back from the pandemic, and continued progress is expected in 2022. Beef prices are near record high, and consumer and wholesale beef demand are both at …

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NCBA Announces 2021 Beef Quality Assurance Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced the winners of its 2021 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards, sponsored by Cargill, during the final general session of the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show this week in Nashville. The National BQA Awards annually recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers, marketers, and educators. Winners not only demonstrate high-quality animal care and …

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Development of NCBA Sustainability Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

The sustainability goals announced today by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) are the result of the efforts of a Sustainability Goals Task Force that was formed to evaluate the current state of U.S. beef cattle sustainability, determine which improvements are most critical and help share the story of progress. Three members of this working group joined NCBA Senior Director …

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Cattle Industry Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2040

Cindy Zimmerman

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released U.S. cattle industry sustainability goals to set targets that can demonstrate to the world that already sustainable beef producers are committed to continued improvement. The goals for the U.S. cattle industry include: Demonstrate climate neutrality of U.S. cattle production by 2040. Create and enhance opportunities that result in a quantifiable increase in …

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