The Cattle Business Weekly
  •  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. 
  • Kansas ranchers win at Beef Improvement Federation event
    Seedstock Producer of Year:?McCurry Angus Ranch, Burrton, Kan. and Commercial Producer of the Year: Woodbury Farms, Quenemo, Kan. 
  • John Paterson, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive director of educate, notes that the U.S. cowherd number could reach 30 million head by 2020. He expects expansion to occur primarily among mid-size and large operations with 200 cows or more. 
  • The House voted 300-131 June 10 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from. 
  •  While having success in other jobs and responsibilities shows you have qualities to be a good leader, new managers need new skills to be effective and drive change. 
  • 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. 
  • The biggest declines were in shipments to Mexico, Hong Kong and to Canada. U.S. beef imports were up 27.5% in April with most of the increase coming from Australia and New Zealand.  
  • 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.  
  • The word “sustainable” has a subjective meaning for different people. This is likely in part because the idea of sustainability has some measure of time associated with it. So what is sustainable, a lifetime, many lifetimes, etc.? Sometimes unintended consequences are unforeseen or not measured, and we think what we are doing is sustainable when it actually may not be in the long run.  
  • Bio and Agro-Defense lab  moving forward in Kansas
    Plum Island, off the coast of New York, has been the location of the facility which will now be located in Manhattan, Kan.  
  • In defining beef sustainability, Langert said: “It’s a very meaningful concept, the concept that beef is not only about assured supply and quality and performance,” Langert said. It’s also about treating animals well, treating the earth well and treating the people well.” 
  • The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million - 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 - or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report.  
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its Waters of the United States proposed rule which is said to clarify the Clean Water Act, but many landowners disagree.  
  • El Nino partially responsible for extra moisture
     The newly released NOAA 30- and 90-day climate outlooks continue to indicate wetter than average conditions are more likely for most of South Dakota through the summer.  
  • The Organic Trade Association in collaboration with the GRO Organic Core Committee petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture in May to begin steps to conduct a vote on and implement a research and promotion check-off program for the organics industry.  
 
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