Cattle Producers Fight Buzzard Predators

Cattle producers are seeking a depredation order from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service allowing producers to control the Black Headed Vulture, an invasive vulture species stalking and killing livestock. Adam McClung, Executive Vice President, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), said, “The Black Headed Vultures and the depredation loss cattlemen are seeing has been an ongoing discussion inside the ACA with …

SMART Farmer Jennifer Houston

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast features Tennessee native Jennifer Houston, a livestock market owner and beef cattle industry leader, who talks about how the business of producing and marketing beef cattle has become smarter in recent years. Houston is currently Vice President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and serves on the board of the U.S. Farmers and …

NCBA Reacts to Regained Access to China

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held a media conference call and Q&A session to discuss the historic reopening of the Chinese market to American-produced beef this morning. Speaking on the call were Craig Uden, NCBA President, and Kent Bacus, NCBA Director of International Trade and Market Access. “We’re very excited about this development, it’s another step closer to restoring …

#ZimmCast With National Stewardship Award Winner

Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of the award which was presented …

Cattlemen Convene in Nashville for #CattleCon17

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 120th Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show held February 1-3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is the oldest and largest national convention for the cattle industry, where members come together to network, create policy for the industry and have some fun. This newsroom includes links to photos, audio and video from …

Pretelt Gourmet Meats

The U.S. Soybean Export Federation’s Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama took a detour from fish one night to visit Pretelt Gourmet Meats for dinner. Owner Abel Machin took time to share his story, discuss why he selected Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) and give his thoughts on what the future holds for U.S. meats in Latin America. Listen to …

Cattlemen and Milk Producers Pleased with Ag Secretary Choice

President-elect Donald Trump officially rounded out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls him “an excellent pick” to head USDA. “As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor of a state where agriculture’s the largest …

Anaplasmosis Animal AgCast

In this AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued questions. …

#TeamBeef Featured in AnimalAgCast

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, we hear from Ryan Goodman, a Business Development Manager for AgriClear, as well as a prominent social media influencer and the producer of Agriculture Proud, a popular agricultural advocacy blog. Ryan, along with several other members of Team Beef’s Montana Running Ranchers, recently completed Reebok’s Ragnar Hawaii, a 200 mile relay race through the mountains of …

GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef was held earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, and the event featured a diverse group of inspiring keynotes that touched on the global commitment to furthering sustainability efforts. Speakers included Dennis Laycraft, president of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He explained that the ultimate goal of GRSB is to expand global reach …

JNHE Draws Over 900 Members

Nearly 900 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) were in Madison, Wisconsin, last week to participate in the annual Junior National Hereford Exposition (JNHE). The expo’s cattle show brought in over 1,600 entries vying for over $50,000 in prize money. Amy Cowan, Director of Youth Activities and Foundation for the American Hereford Association and Director of the Hereford …

Sandhills Cattle Association and AgriClear Partner

AgriClear, an online transaction and payment platform for cattle buyers and sellers, has announced a collaborative arrangement with Sandhills Cattle Association (SCA), based in Valentine, Nebraska. Jamie Johansen spoke with Nevil Speer, Vice President of U.S. Operations for AgriClear, to learn more about what this partnership will mean for both sides. “This arrangement represents another important step forward as we …

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide. AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Meet New Angus CEO Allen Moczygemba

Four months ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to help lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer. Jamie Johansen recently had to the opportunity to sit down with him. During the interview, Allen shared the story about his life-long commitment to agriculture his vision for the breed going forward. Angus is known as the ‘Business Breed’ and Allen …

NCBA Names New CEO

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has named Kendal Frazier its new chief executive officer. Frazier was raised on a diversified cattle and grain operation in south-central Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and began his career as a farm broadcaster for WIBW Radio/Television before joining the staff at Kansas Livestock Association as director of communications. He …