NCBA Reacts to Regained Access to China

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

audio, Beef, NCBA, trade

#ZimmCast With National Stewardship Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

Ag Group, audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Conservation, ZimmCast

Cattlemen Convene in Nashville for #CattleCon17

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

audio, Beef, NCBA

Pretelt Gourmet Meats

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Animal AgCast, audio, Beef

Cattlemen and Milk Producers Pleased with Ag Secretary Choice

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Beef, Dairy, government, NCBA

Anaplasmosis Animal AgCast

Cindy Zimmerman

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. …

Animal AgCast, audio, Beef, Livestock

#TeamBeef Featured in AnimalAgCast

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

Animal AgCast, audio, Beef

GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, Beef, Environment

JNHE Draws Over 900 Members

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, Beef

Sandhills Cattle Association and AgriClear Partner

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

audio, Beef