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Cattle On Feed Report *Audio with Darrell Holaday*

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on May 1, 2019. The inventory was 2% above May 1, 201... Read More

Beef Checkoff Launches New and Improved Veal Farm Website

The North American Meat Institute, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, today unveiled a new and improved consumer and industry-focused Veal Farm website that opens the barn doors to the on-farm practices of raising veal and what farmers do to ensure th... Read More

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-t... Read More

A new era of cattle identification on the horizon

DENVER — In meetings last week, the Producer Traceability Council reached consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U.S. The Council unanimously agreed the best option for the cattle industry moving forward is... Read More

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

DETROIT (AP) — Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort... Read More

Premature Problems

QUESTION: I have a 3-week-old heifer calf born 2 to 4 weeks premature. She did not weigh more than 30 pounds at birth. She has been unable to get any milk from her mom, although we do think she received some colostrum. We have been bottle feeding he... Read More

Assessing Your Farm's Financial Management Can Help You Survive Tough Ag Economy

Good times lift both good and bad farm managers, but when profit margins grow slim, farmers with higher levels of business intelligence are more likely to succeed and grow. Agricultural economist Dave Kohl, a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and ... Read More

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. D... Read More

NPPC Thankful U.S. Lifting North American Metal Tariffs

The Trump administration today announced plans to lift the 25% tariff on steel and the 10% duty on aluminum imports imposed last year on Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products. "We thank the admin... Read More

Northeast Butchers Compete for Grand Prize Title

It isn’t every day one gets to watch butchers from the Northeast region charged with the task of breaking down a beef subprimal into salable cuts of beef to appeal to today’s beef consumers. On May 9, the 2019 Best BEEF Butcher Contest took place... Read More

U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the Unit... Read More