BQA Honors Best in Beef Quality Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Each year, the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards, funded in part by the Beef Checkoff program and sponsored by Cargill, recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers, marketers and educators who demonstrate high-quality animal care and handling principles, as well as express a strong desire to continually improve their operations through BQA. The 2024 honorees include Cow-Calf Award winner VanWinkle …

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

ZimmCast 725 – NCBA Leaders

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The last two weeks have been hectic for the ZimmComm Team. I was in Orlando for CattleCon and I’m going to share some interviews from there in this episode. Then I was off to Ft. Worth for the Clean Fuels Conference while Cindy went to Scottsdale for the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual …

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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

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 …

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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

#CattleCon24 Regional Winners for Environmental Stewardship

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recognized six of the nation’s top cattle operations as Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) regional winners for their environmental conservation efforts during a ceremony at CattleCon24 in Orlando last week. And the winners are: Region I: Tuck Farms, Moneta, Virginia Region II: JB Ranch, Immokalee, Florida Region IV: G Bar C Ranch, Rosston, Texas …

Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Environment, NCBA

2024 CattleCon Attendees Enjoying the Sunshine State

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s winter but Florida has whipped up sun and warmer temps for cattle producers at the newly named CattleCon. We had a great sunset yesterday and today has been a busy one as sessions have started and the trade show will open with a welcoming reception. I have started a virtual newsroom for NCBA that will include my photo album …

Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Farm Policy, NCBA

Preview of CattleCon 2024

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week we’re going to get a preview of the new CattleCon. I love that name. It is new and perfect for the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. In fact, CattleCon is the official new name. To learn all about what’s new and different with CattleCon I talked with Kristin Torres, Executive …

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CattleCon24 is Onward to Orlando

Cindy Zimmerman

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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