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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at southernlivestock.com.

Dana Perino to headline Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo in Fort Worth

published: February 3rd 2023 by: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers source: Southern Livestock Standard

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the largest and oldest livestock association based in Texas, announced former White House Press Secretary and Fox News host Dana Perino will headline the 2023 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo® in downtown Fort Worth March 24-26....

Owning your piece of Texas event dates set for 2023

published: January 31st 2023 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 2023 dates for the Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know program have been announced. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p....

Considerations for maintaining condition in breeding bulls during winter

published: January 27th 2023 by: Kacie McCarty, University of Nebraska Co source: Southern Livestock Standard

For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season. Also, with the weather starting to change, starting to think about how we are going to manage our breeding bulls through the winter to prepare them for the next breeding season will be important....

CoBank releases 2023 Year Ahead Report – forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy

published: January 26th 2023 by: Julie Davis, Director, Corporate Communi source: Southern Livestock Standard

The U.S. economy still has considerable momentum and is not currently on the verge of recession. However, economists have never been more pessimistic and there are very legitimate reasons for concern. Over the past half century, inflation above 5% has never been tamed without incurring a recession....

Texas farmers, ranchers help set national farm policy for 2023

published: January 25th 2023 source: Texas Farm Bureau

  (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in Puerto Rico successfully supported nearly 20 policy resolutions from the Lone Star State into new AFBF national policy....

Beef producers: ’Get your house in order’ in 2023

published: January 24th 2023 by: Linda Geist source: Southern Livestock Standard

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Beef producers should approach 2023 with cautious optimism – matched with resolutions of good management and investment in infrastructure, says University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist Wesley Tucker....

Annual cattle industry convention showcases sustainability efforts

published: January 23rd 2023 source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2023) – Everyday, cattle producers across the country reaffirm their commitment to protecting environmental resources, supporting communities and creating an economically viable future through effective management practices....

AFBF signs Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding with John Deere

published: January 22nd 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and John Deere signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Jan. 8, 2023, that ensures farmers’ and ranchers’ right to repair their own farm equipment....

DC News-Jan. 20,2023

published: January 20th 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Biden-Harris Administration is investing $9.6 million across the country and taking several other steps to help farmers, ranchers, processors and rural businesses diversify the nation’s meat supply....

HC Neel named Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Executive Director

published: January 20th 2023 source: Southern Livestock Standard

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Jan. 8, 2023) – Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) announces HC Neel as its executive director effective Jan. 3. As executive director, Neel will provide leadership for the association’s staff and members while leading one of the beef industry’s fastest growing purebred beef associations....

Heifers on Feed indicate long-term liquidation still occurring

published: January 20th 2023 by: Elliott Dennis, Department of Agricultur source: Southern Livestock Standard

Beef cow herd liquidation occurred in a significant way in 2022 due to a combination of strong lean beef demand, higher cull cow prices and forage issues due to drought. Fewer cows results in fewer feeder cattle, tightening supplies for fed cattle and ultimately lower beef production in 2023....

Pork exports continue to gain momentum; beef export value sets annual record

published: January 20th 2023 source: USMEF

November exports of U.S. pork were the largest of 2022 in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). November beef exports were below the large year-ago totals, but 2022 export value already set a full-year record of nearly $11 billion....

How will the midterms affect ag laws and policy? Jan. 25 webinar discusses the implications

published: January 17th 2023 by: Drew Viguet source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — What impact will the 2022 midterm elections have on agricultural law and policy? Hunt Shipman, principal and director at Cornerstone Government Affairs, will discuss the implications during a webinar Jan....

Avian influenza, inflation drive up poultry prices

published: January 13th 2023 by: Jessica Wesson source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Thompson said Avian influenza caused serious logistical and marketing challenges for Arkansas producers. “Farms that were in control areas had limited movements on and off farm, which leads to disruptions in normal business, causes stress and may lead to financial losses related to productivity or timing of processing,” Thompson said....

Texas A&M Forest Service warns of increased wildfire danger

published: January 12th 2023 by: Leighton Chachere source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service firefighting resources are prepared to respond to wildfires as a cold front moves into the state Jan. 11-12. On Jan. 11, the fire environment may support increased potential for wildfire activity for communities near Amarillo, Childress, Lubbock, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, Abilene and Eastland....

SWOT analysis for your ranch and you

published: January 11th 2023 by: Krista Ehlert source: Southern Livestock Standard

With any approaching new year, there are grand plans of going to the gym, drinking less, eating more vegetables, and so on. And while those are great goals, they mean little and might not get accomplished if there isn’t a plan behind them....

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course now registering

published: January 10th 2023 by: Sarah Fuller source: Texas AgriLife Today

The course fee is $300, and online registration is required at https://tx.ag/GenerationNext2023. The course includes expert instruction on everything from starting a new agriculture business or enterprise to tax implications and insurance needs to developing grazing or wildlife leases....

High input costs and rising interest rates top concerns as ag sentiment remains unchanged

published: January 6th 2023 by: James Minert source: Purdue University

Unlike the two most recent presidential elections, the November mid-term election outcomes did little to swing farmer sentiment. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer came in at a reading of 102 in November, unchanged from October....

Woody thickets preventing water recharge in Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer

published: January 6th 2023 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

The expansion of woody plants across Texas’ Post Oak Savannah is significantly reducing water recharge in the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, according to a published article by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists....

Texas A&M AgriLife appoints new director of Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management

published: January 6th 2023 by: Sarah Fuller source: Texas AgriLife Today

As land management challenges evolve, so too must the tools and critical resources Texas A&M AgriLife provides land managers and producers.     With more than two decades of nationally recognized rangeland conservation and outreach experience, Jeff Goodwin, Ph....

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