NCBA Concerned About Loss of USDA Report

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced this week that it is canceling the July Cattle report as well as all County Estimates for Crops and Livestock beginning with the 2024 production year. “The decision to discontinue these surveys and reports was not made lightly, but was necessary, given appropriated budget levels,” NASS said in its official statement. The National …

Beef, Livestock, NCBA

Alltech Releases 2024 Agri-Food Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

Global animal feed production remained steady in 2023 at 1.29 billion metric tons (BMT), a slight decrease from 2022, according to the Alltech 2024 Agri-Food Outlook annual survey, now in its 13th year, which includes data from 142 countries and more than 27,000 feed mills. The overall lower demand for feed was due, in part, to the more efficient use …

Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Aquaculture, Beef, Feed, Livestock, Poultry

EPA Committee Gives Ag Seat at the Table

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA Administrator Michael Regan recently responded to recommendations from the agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC) on how EPA can best support the agriculture sector’s climate mitigation and adaptation goals. FRRCC consists of representatives appointed by the agency that provide independent policy advice and information on a range of environmental issues that are of importance to …

ACE, Animal Agriculture, Environment, EPA, Ethanol, Livestock

Denali Takes Action to Send Critical Aid to Texas Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Organic recycler Denali is taking action to get hay sent to a Texas A&M livestock supply point where it will be distributed to cattle producers in need. Following devastating wildfires, ranchers in the Texas panhandle face dire conditions. The largest wildfire in state history destroyed more than 1 million acres of land and property, leaving surviving livestock without adequate forage. …

Feed, Livestock

EmGenisys Announces EmVision™ Enrollment for Cattle

Cindy Zimmerman

EmGenisys, Inc., an animal health company improving success rates of embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for cattle producers, announces open enrollment for EmVision™. EmVision™ analyzes the viability and health of embryos at the microscope, giving producers and embryologists objective data to make strategic decisions on transferring embryos. The software will identify the 5-20% of embryos that are …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Dairy, Livestock

Talking Policy at #CattleCon24

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Executive Committee last week approved the organization’s policy priorities for the year which focus on advocating for the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, protecting cattle producers from federal regulatory overreach, and defending the U.S. cattle industry against external attacks. NCBA’s policy priorities include: Secure reauthorization of the animal health provisions in the 2018 Farm …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Livestock, NCBA

Alltech Ponders World Without Cows at #CattleCon24

Cindy Zimmerman

“Are we better off in a world without cows?” It might be a strange question to ask in the middle of a convention with 8,000 cattle industry stakeholders, but it is one that is being asked on the global level when it comes to addressing climate change – and one that two filmmakers sought to answer in a documentary that …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Environment, Livestock

Beef Advocates Recognized During CattleCon24

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) selected Alli Fender, owner of Flying F Ranch in San Diego, California, as this year’s top beef advocate. Fender was honored as the Advocate of the Year for the positive example she sets for other beef advocates by sharing her journey in ways that connect with people outside of her immediate beef community. Through …

Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle Industry Conference, Livestock, NCBA

CattleFax Forecasts at #CattleCon24

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the highlights of the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is always the CattleFax Outlook Seminar, and there was a full house in Orlando, Florida last week when the experts shared their market and weather analysis. Kevin Good, vice president of market analysis at CattleFax, reported that U.S. beef cow herd declined 2% with inventories at 28.2 …

Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Livestock, NCBA

Wyoming Cattleman Becomes New NCBA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Wyoming rancher Mark Eisele became the new president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association during the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention last week in Orlando. Eisele, along with his wife, Trudy, and their children, operate the historic King Ranch near Cheyenne, Wyoming, grazing both public and private lands. Eisele’s focus during his time as president is to advocate for opportunities to …

Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Livestock, NCBA