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What 'Transformational' Looks Like

Dr. Kevin Pond and Dr. Amjad Abdullat posed for a photo with the man whose name fronts the colleges of which they are deans at West Texas A&M. The ceremony on Nov. 6 was one of the reasons as to why that is. “It would be a heckuva of note if these checks bounced,” quipped…

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November Cattle Rally Continues

The rally in the cattle markets continued this week with solid gains in both cash fed cattle and the boxed beef cutout.   The four major packers were all bidding at least $110, with a handful of cattle selling at $111 in Texas on Thursday. Cattle feeders held on to asking prices of $111 on…

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Americans Trust Farmers and Ranchers – Poll

A majority of U.S. adults have a positive view of farmers’ sustainability practices, and an overwhelming majority trust farmers, according to a new national public opinion poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The survey of 2,200 U.S. adults found that more than half (58%) rate the sustainability practices of U.S. farmers positively, with broad…

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Register for free CAB webinar

How do you certify your herd to produce the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand? The short answer? You don’t. The long answer is one of the many that Kara Lee, CAB assistant director of producer engagement, will answer in an upcoming virtual presentation. The free, one-hour “Getting to Know the Certified Angus Beef ®…

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NAMI, Other Groups Seek COVID-19 Vaccine Priority

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), along with 14 other food and beverage associations, sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting priority access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect workers and keep the food supply chain running. The letter, dated Nov. 11, was similar to a letter sent to Trump in June. “Our members have…

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Angus VNR: Leadership Amid Change

Ohio cattleman John Grimes served for years on the Certified Angus Beef brand’s board, and reflects on its role in the broader beef industry as he wraps up his year as chairman. “The cattle production cycle is long, and so yes, we have to worry about concerns today, but where are we going to be…

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Tyson Announces Global Forest Protection Standard

Tyson Foods launches an initiative to reduce deforestation in its global supply chain. An announcement Thursday (Nov. 12) says the company will focus on four commodities – cattle and beef; soy; palm oil and pulp, paper and packaging. After a deforestation risk assessment performed earlier this year with Proforest, Tyson concluded that nearly 94% of…

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Prepare Your Water Systems For Winter

There is nothing like a refreshing drink of water to hydrate one’s body, but what happens when the only available water is frozen? As beef producers manage the herd in dropping temperatures this winter, Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute experts stress that now is the time to make sure the watering systems are set…

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Glenn Selk: How Many Heifers To Keep?

Matching the number of cattle to your grass and feed resources on the ranch is a constant challenge for any cow-calf producer.  Also, producers strive to maintain cow numbers to match their marketing plans for the long-term changes in the cattle cycle.  Therefore, it is a constant struggle to evaluate the number of replacement heifers…

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Calving Season Prep

Calving season marks the beginning of a new season with a new crop of calves on your ranch. Whether you’re more experienced or a novice, now’s the time to make sure you’re prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Here are tips to guide your planning. Assess the body condition of your cows and heifers.…

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