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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.

Kane Beef introduces clipless ground beef

published: February 23rd 2018 source: Kane Beef

Corpus Christi– Kane Beef introduced an innovative metal-free alternative to traditional ground beef chubs. The plastic clipless ground beef chub option was first introduced by Kane in partnership with Cryovac in December 2017 and has been well-received by grocers across the south....

Texas A&M AgriLife bids farewell to Vice Chancellor, Dean Mark A. Hussey

published: February 22nd 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark A. Hussey is quick to credit the people of Texas A&M AgriLife for his successful nine years as vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University....

Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Strong Bipartisan bill in U.S. Senate to prevent farms, ranches from being regulated like Toxic Superfund Sites

published: February 21st 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Feb. 13, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the  introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under CERCLA, the law that governs toxic Superfund sites....

Water quality training March 7 in Bryan will focus on Navasota River

published: February 20th 2018 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRYAN – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Navasota River will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 7 at the Stella Hotel Celeste Ballroom, 4100 Lake Atlas Drive in Bryan....

Texas A&M University International Beef Academy to debut

published: February 19th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

    COLLEGE STATION – Applications for the inaugural Texas A&M University International Beef Academy are being accepted. The academy, available exclusively online, will begin in September and continue through July 2019....

Rosenthal Meat Science Center market makes special cuts for Valentine’s Day

published: February 13th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart-shaped ribeye steak for two, said Ray Riley, Texas A&M Meat Science Center manager, College Station. Heart-shaped ribeyes will be available for $14....

New records for U.S. Beef Export Value, Pork Export Volume in 2017

published: February 8th 2018 source: USMEF

  2017 was a record-breaking year for U.S. red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time and pork exports easily surpassing the previous year’s volume record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U....

Do the new Electronic Logging Device regulations apply to you?

published: February 6th 2018 by: Tiffany Dowell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  There has been a good deal of discussion, confusion, and concern over new regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requiring electronic logging devices (“ELDs”) for certain commercial motor vehicles....

Leading beef breed associations partner to release “Premium Red Baldy” program

published: February 5th 2018 source: American Hereford Association

    Phoenix – Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a groundbreaking, genetically verified program to improve their bottom line....

NCBA applauds two-year delay of Waters of the United States Rule

published: February 2nd 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2018) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager today issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule for two additional years: "Today’s action from EPA and the Army Corps ensures the 2015 WOTUS Rule never comes back....

Parts of the state enter wildfire season earlier than usual

published: February 1st 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Wildfire season has arrived earlier than usual due to high fuel availability, drought and other environmental conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Tyson Foods Invests in Memphis Meats, joins coalition of investors in cultured meat production

published: January 31st 2018 source: Tyson

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, Memphis Meats announced an investment from the venture capital arm of food industry leader Tyson Foods, Inc....

Water quality training to be presented Feb. 15 in Palacios

published: January 29th 2018 source: Texas AgriLife Today

  PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave....

Cattlemen on TPP Moving Forward Without U.S. - "Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access" to Foreign Markets

published: January 26th 2018 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (January 23, 2018) - Kent Bacus, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association's Director of International Trade and Market Access, today issued the following statement in response to news reports that eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States: “Withdrawing from TPP was a missed opportunity for the United States to gain greater access to some of the world’s most vibrant and growing markets....

Questions and Answers: FDA Approved Free-Choice Feeding Options for Anaplasmosis Control in Cattle

published: January 22nd 2018 source: FDA

In January 2017, the FDA and animal drug sponsors completed the voluntary transition of antimicrobial drugs of medical importance used in animal feed to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) marketing status under Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213....

Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum to feature farm bill discussions

published: January 19th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

AUSTIN – Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive in Austin. The forum, scheduled from 8 a....

Pinnacle Asset Management to acquire JBS USA Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

published: January 18th 2018 source: JBS

 GREELEY, Colo., and NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management, L.P., a leading commodities and natural resources investment firm, today announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire the U....

Cattlemen kick off campaign to prevent farms, ranches from being regulated like toxic Superfund sites

published: January 17th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites....

Youth learn soil conservation, nature appreciation at Long Acres Ranch

published: January 12th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  RICHMOND –Long Acres Ranch near Richmond recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment....

K-State Presents 10th Annual Youth Animal Science Learning Opportunity

published: January 11th 2018 source: K State

  High school students can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy's 2018 class. MANHATTAN, Kan. – Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy....

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