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The Beef Checkoff program and 15 grassroots-led state beef councils won a major court victory recently when the United States District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the Montana Beef Council in the matter of R-CALF versus Sonny Perdue and USDA.

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While the primary concern of the coronavirus pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said.

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Everyone recognizes a pesky dandelion when it decides to pop out of the ground, just itching to spread its seeds and invade the neighbor’s perfect lawn. Want proof? Just sit outside on a windy day and watch the long white seeds detach from the seed head, take a ride along the wind and disapp…

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Although the coronavirus pandemic has certainly not been a joy ride of any kind, the cattle market has been on a roller coaster of sorts with ranchers wondering what will be around the next corner. Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell Peel sa…

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Sheep and goat producers wanting to sell their animals should check with the establishment conducting the sale to make sure coronavirus precautions have not caused disruptions in operational hours or services.

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For years, the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has utilized the tag line, “Where Champions Come to Play the First Weekend in May.” With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shaking its nasty head around the region, the country and the world, the volunteer committee has opted to move this year’s festi…

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Do you really know all you should about your beef cows? Chances are most cattle farmers think the answer to that question is a no-brainer. They know whether the cow had produced a calf to sell in the last 15 months or so. Beyond that indicator of the cows’ production merit, most owners fall …

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The CS Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico, will become an outdoor classroom to teach adaptive stewardship grazing and soil health-focused management practices, June 1 to 3, the Soil Health Academy. Thanks to a contribution from the McDonald's Corporation, multiple scholarships are also avail…

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While federal, state, and local public health officials continue to take action during this COVID-19 National Emergency and enact measures to ensure Americans are safe, secure, and healthy, the Texas Animal Health Commission continues to be open for business to provide services to all livest…

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“Whether cattle producers keep calves for 60 days after weaning prior to sale or graze the calves as stockers prior to feedlot entry cheap gain is key to operation profitability,” says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist.

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COVID-19  is a serious and rapidly changing situation throughout Colorado and the entire United States. The novel coronavirus and its impacts are being taken very seriously throughout the beef industry. The health of the public and our employees is of the highest priority, as well as our res…

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Freezing offers milk drinkers a way to keep nutritious milk on hand at all times, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. She works with producers in the heart of southwestern Missouri dairy land.

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The Global Marketing and Research team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, along with State Beef Councils across the country, are leveraging their extensive library of content, including advertisements, recipes, cooking videos and educational mate…

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It does not matter if it is a devasting tornado, wildfire, flood or a financial catastrophe; Oklahomans always rebuild, restore and resume. After wildfires ravaged northwest Oklahoma in November 2019, White Horse Ranch, located near Mooreland, Oklahoma, was forced to evacuate, along with man…

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The National Pork Producers Council announced that its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to COVID-19 human health concerns. World Pork Expo 2021 is scheduled for June 9 to 11 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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Some good news this week: Producers have made substantial progress in reducing the use of antibiotics.

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Some things make better sense together: peanut butter and jelly, grandparents and spoiled grandkids, and finally, Angus cattle and strong women. Twenty-seven Angus Cattlewomen from across the country gathered for the 5th biennial Women Connected Conference at the Certified Angus Beef Culinar…

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Texas sheep and goat producers are experiencing a mixed bag of good-to-stable prices amid increased market uncertainty as they get farther into 2020, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association recently decided to cancel the remaining events on the 2019-20 regional season.

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According to National Sorghum Producers, export sales were extremely strong the week ending March 20 with China committing to purchase 8 million bushels of sorghum. Total commitments were 14.4 million bushels with a large amount of commitments by unknown destinations.

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The full extent of the economic damage to United States agriculture caused by coronavirus may not be fully understood until the nation gets to the other side of the pandemic curve. However, Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State University ag economist, offered a big picture look, to date, in the K-State Ag Manager Update March 23.

Tonsor wrote that there are two broad approaches for estimating the damages to date to the U.S. cattle sector.

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Since 2013, Merck Animal Health has partnered with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to provide scholarship aid to hundreds of veterinary students. Through this partnership, in 2020, we are pleased to announce that 54 veterinary students from around the world received scholarships t…

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I don’t think much about cattle waterers, or how they’ve changed over the years.

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Eric and Amy Kinman are the owners of Meadowlark Farm, a regenerative farming operation located in rural Gasconade County, Missouri. Rooted on 8 acres, Meadowlark Farm began with just six head of heritage breed feeder pigs in 2013. Today, six head of hogs are shipped to the processor every t…

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Between the laborious efforts to round up cattle for vaccinating and arguments that ensue about who was supposed to shut the gate or do the ear tagging, cattle processing is quite an ordeal—especially when vaccines are not handled properly and cattle do not receive the full benefits of immun…

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The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the cattle market has been dramatic already. But that’s not the only threat to ranchers’ livelihood, according to Scott Williamson. The executive director of law enforcement, brand and inspection services for Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Associat…

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Ethan Lane, vice president of government affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, held a conference call for media March 18. He noted the team has been “focused exclusively” over the past week on the unfolding COVID-19 situation, specifically its impact on the United States cattle industry.

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According to Livestock Marketing Association and the U.S. Cattlemen's Association, due to the COVID-19 emergency relief effort, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exempted livestock haulers from compliance with federal Hours of Service rules that limit drive time until at le…

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On March 17 Gov. Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-04, temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 or more to limit the spread of coronavirus. After preliminary communications with Kelly’s staff, Kansas Livestock Association believes that livestock sales are exempt from this mandat…

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Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is initiating a new research cow herd and they are using Beefmaster genetics as their crossbreeding tool. The research effort, led by Ryan Reuter, will focus on precision ranching for improved long-term…

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Two collegiate national championship teams will be crowned at the Hughes Trailer National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance Collegiate National Championship Show in March. Held on the campus of Texas Tech University, the event will showcase top collegiate ranch and stock horse competitors, high…

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Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, U.S. pork exports maintained a torrid pace in January, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. January beef exports were also higher year-over-year, while exports of U.S. lamb trended lower.

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Most dairymen use a breeding technology also proven profitable for beef cattle enterprises, but no more than 10% of commercial cattlemen bother with it.

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Marbling, marbling, marbling.

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Patsy Houghton, McCook, Nebraska, is the 2020 Kansas Stockman of the Year. She was recognized during the recent 50th Annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan.