CattleCon24 is Onward to Orlando

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CattleCon, the cattle industry’s largest event of the year, will bring producers and their families to Orlando, Florida, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2024, for education, networking and business, along with family fun. “We’re looking forward to our convention in Orlando, it’s always a crowd pleaser,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President-elect Mark Eisele from Wyoming during a recent interview. CattleCon24 …

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NCBA Files Legal Motion to Strike Down Biden WOTUS Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and litigation partners filed a motion this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas asking the court to strike down the Biden administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA. “In Sackett v. EPA, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled …

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NCBA Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling on WOTUS

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is one of many agricultural organizations thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday against EPA’s controversial Waters of the United States or WOTUS rule. The court ruled unanimously in favor of the Sackett family in Sackett v. EPA, soundly rejecting the contentious “significant nexus” test. NCBA submitted an amicus brief in the Sackett …

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Animal Ag News

Cindy Zimmerman

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have released a pre-print study finding that lab-grown or “cultivated” meat’s environmental impact is likely to be “orders of magnitude” higher than retail beef based on current and near-term production methods. Researchers conducted a life-cycle assessment of the energy needed and greenhouse gases emitted in all stages of production and compared that with …

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Alltech and Agolin Partner for Cattle Production and Sustainability Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech announced this week it has acquired a majority interest in Agolin, a Swiss company founded in 2006 to develop and produce plant-based nutrition solutions that improve herd performance, profitability and sustainability. Pictured L-R: Michael Roe, commercial director of Agolin; Kurt Schaller, managing director of Agolin; Beatrice Zweifel, technical director of Agolin; and Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of …

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Couser Provides Grassroots Input to EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan recently appointed members for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC), including Iowa livestock producer and ethanol investor Bill Couser. Established in 2007, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and …

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Beef Advocate and Trailblazers Recognized at #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

Training and encouraging advocates for the beef industry are what the Masters of Beef Advocacy and Trailblazers programs are all about and their excellence was honored at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week in New Orleans. Tucker Brown of Throckmorton, Texas, was honored as the 2022 Advocate of the Year for his creative use of storytelling …

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CattleCon Session on Pilot Cattle Contracts Library

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Just as the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show was getting underway last week, USDA launched its pilot Cattle Contracts Library on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Cattle Contract Library webpage. That provided a timely opportunity for USDA AMS Administrator Bruce Summers and Associate Deputy Administrator Taylor Cox to update the cattle industry during an early morning session at …

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Outgoing USDA Deputy Secretary Visits #CattleCon23

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite her imminent departure from USDA, Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh addressed the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show last week in New Orleans. Bronaugh announced on January 26 that she is leaving the Department in the weeks ahead to spend more time with her family. As a part of the third general session of the 2023 Cattle Industry …

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CattleFax Predicts Producer Profitability and Drought Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar was presented Thursday at the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans forecasting producer profitability in 2023 and potential drought relief. Prices and profitability will again favor cattle producers in 2023. The cattle industry is entering 2023 with the smallest cattle supply since 2015 as drought caused the industry to dig …

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