The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Prime Time Gala raises over $173,000 for Feeding South Dakota
    The evening of June 27 consisted of the three B’s – banquet, boots and bands – as the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation hosted its second annual Prime Time Gala. As a fundraiser for Feeding South Dakota the Gala has come to encompass an upscale cowboy banquet with live and silent auctions followed by a concert. This year’s entertainment was country musicians Tyler Farr and Billy Currington.
  • Beef producers entice Des Moines metro commuters
    Central Iowa commuters observed beef billboards while traveling throughout the Des Moines metro area during May Beef Month and into part of June Steak Month.
  • Fire destroys Miles City Livestock Commission building
    The Miles City Livestock Commission building in Miles City, Mont. burned to the ground on Saturday, with the loss estimated at more than $1 million.
  • White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship held
    “Every year 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and 23,000 people die,” reported Secretary of Health & Human Services, Sylvia Burwell at the forum. 
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  • Chief Ag Negotiator Darci Vetter with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says with the passage of TPA she’ll be able to get back to the table in the coming weeks with all the countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership talks to push the deal over the finish line. 
  • The beef industry has improved environmental impact by 5% and social impact by 7% in the last six years. These improvements have resulted from innovations within the food system through crop yields, machinery and irrigation technology, manure management, precision farming, animal performance, biogas capture, closed-loop water cooling systems, waste-water recycling and “right-size” packaging. 
  •  USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack finalized two rules on Monday that will increase imports of fresh beef from 14 states in Brazil and from Northern Argentina into the United States.  The Secretary's rule would allow imports from South American regions known to have endemic Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and will likely lower cattle prices in the United States according to the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.



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