U.S. Agricultural Exports Shattered Records in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The American agricultural industry posted its highest annual export levels ever recorded last year, according to the final 2021 trade data from the Department of Commerce. The report shows exports of U.S. farm and food products to the world in 2021 totaled $177 billion, topping the 2020 total by 18 percent and eclipsing the previous record, set in 2014, by …

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ZimmCast 685 – Cattle Industry Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. Last week I traveled to Houston for the annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. We produced a customized virtual newsroom for NCBA on AgNewsWire.com. It is loaded with content including photos, interviews and session audio that is all available all media. In this week’s episode I’m going to feature …

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Trailblazers and Beef Advocates

Cindy Zimmerman

Speaking of beef, Markie Hageman was selected as the 2021 Beef Advocate of the Year and also named as one of the very first industry Trailblazers. The Advocate of the Year award, given by the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program, recognizes one outstanding beef advocate for their efforts in educating consumers about cattle and beef. Hageman was …

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Minnesota Cattleman Takes Reins as New NCBA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Don Schiefelbein, a Minnesota seedstock breeder and cattle feeder, became the new president of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) during the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention this week in Houston. Schiefelbein and his family operate Schiefelbein Farms, a diversified farming operation in Kimball, Minn. The 2022 NCBA officer team, approved by the NCBA board of directors, took office at the …

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2021 Environmental Stewardship Award Regional Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

Seven of the nation’s top cattle operations were recognized as Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) regional winners for their environmental conservation efforts during the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Houston, Texas this week. The regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be presented during NCBA’s Summer Business Meeting in Reno, Nevada, July 25-28, …

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Beef – Here and There, Domestic and Abroad

Cindy Zimmerman

Cattle producers heard from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie, and British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce for the last day of the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Thursday. Secretary Vilsack committed to addressing challenges that producers are facing regarding the supply chain, processing capacity and drought. He …

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Alltech Offers Solutions for Healthier Cattle at #CattleCon22

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech had its solutions for healthier cattle on display at the https://convention.ncba.org/general-information in Houston, Texas Feb. 1-3. Laurentia VanRensburg is the technical mineral manager for the Mineral Management platform at Alltech. She was speaking with attendees at the trade show about trace minerals and breeding. 4:42 Shelby Roberts, Beef Technical Sales Support for Alltech, discussed the causes and risks of …

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CattleFax Forecasts Positive Profitability Trends in 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar was back at the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Houston Wednesday. The overall picture is that cattle price and profitability trends for producers are pointed in the right direction, even as challenges and uncertainty persist with continued disruptions from the pandemic. While issues around labor and packing capacity have lingered, both …

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NCBA Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

The executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) approved the organization’s 2022 policy priorities this week during the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, with an emphasis on strengthening the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the cattle industry. The 2022 priorities include: Improving market leverage and opportunities through increased access to market data and risk …

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Beef Supply Challenges in a Post-Covid World

Cindy Zimmerman

Managing the costs associated with changes happening in the beef supply chain may result in a shift of the historical live cattle and retail beef price ratio, according to a new RaboResearch report, “Beef Supply in a Post-Covid World.” “While a cattle producer has little or no control over what happens in the beef supply chain post-harvest, it will be …

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