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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

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online ag business start-up school set for Aug. 17-Nov. 8

published: June 29th 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course to be offered Aug.17-Nov. 8 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “The Generation Next curriculum targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch,” said Megan Clayton, Ph....

Three tips to pick out a sweet watermelon

published: June 25th 2020 by: Mary-Leigh Meyer source: Texas AgriLife Today

A good watermelon is a staple, healthy summer snack, so it is important to know how to pick one, regardless if you are at the grocery store or the local farmers market. Red cut watermelon on a pile of ripe watermelons in a field....

Beef consumption vs demand

published: June 19th 2020 by: Brenda Boetel source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Economic growth projections for the US and the world have been revised downward due to the impacts of COVID-19, with many global growth projections having contractions of nearly 3%. The U.S. is expected to have one of the largest individual country contraction rates and is expected to contract nearly 5....

44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy now accepting applications

published: June 16th 2020 source: 44 Farms

The 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 online certification program. Applications for this comprehensive certificate program, through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, open June 20 and are due August 15....

Texas cotton farmers adjusting in wake of court ruling on dicamba

published: June 12th 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service stands ready to advise producers on agronomic alternatives and options in the wake of a June 3 ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to immediately vacate the registrations of three dicamba products, Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia....

Virtual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 3-5

published: June 12th 2020

The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.     While it may be hard to ‘virtually’ eat the famous prime rib dinner associated with the event, the educational aspect will still be provided as it has been for the past 65 years to ranchers who need basic beef cattle production information and the latest on hot issues concerning their operations....

The American Simmental Association offers a support package for members in fiscal year 2021

published: June 12th 2020 source: American Simbrah Breeders

Bozeman, MT -  Dur-ing this time of uncertainty and unprecedented challenge, the American Sim-mental Association (ASA) recognizes that members and their customers are working tirelessly to keep the cattle industry going strong despite broad-sweeping change....

La Muñeca announces upcoming sale

published: June 12th 2020 source: American Simbrah Breeders

La Muñeca Cattle Co., Linn, Texas has an upcoming online sale. The LMC GenePLUS XXXII Sale will be June 27-30. The sale will be on  For more information contact Carlos Guerra at 956/802-1641....

21st Annual American Junior Simbrah Roundup

published: June 12th 2020 source: American Simbrah Breeders

Wharton County Fairgrounds Crescent, Texas June 25-June 27, 2020 For information, call Dustin Black at 281/750-6270 or visit Open To Junior Simbrah Enthusiasts From All Over The U....

West Region beef cattle events set June 17, July 1

published: June 11th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the next two webinars of its COVID-19 West Region Beef Cattle Marketing Program series on June 17 and July 1. Both online events are free....

Reduce food waste to money

published: June 4th 2020 source: University of Missouri Extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the COVID-19 pandemic causing disruptions in the food supply chain, it’s more important than ever to reduce food waste, says a University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist....

New Texas A&M AgriLife report provides details on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

published: May 29th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station has released a new report providing details and insights into the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program....

New SGBI Board of Directors elected, annual meeting rescheduled

published: May 29th 2020

KINSGVILLE, Texas – Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) me-mbers elected five new members to serve on the board of directors. Each candidate will serve a term on the 18-member board and will work on behalf of SGBI members to advance the association’s mission....

American Angus Association names Joel Cowley AGI president

published: May 29th 2020 by: Holly Martin source: American Angus Association

The American Angus Association® recently named Joel Cowley president of Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI). With his combination of beef industry experience and innovative leadership, Cowley will guide the company’s genetic evaluation technology and research programs....

Texas 4-H Roundup cancelled

published: May 29th 2020

Texas 4-H Roundup, considered the pinnacle event for all of Texas 4-H members, which attracts thousands of youth to Texas A&M University in College Station each June, has been cancelled due to COVID-19....

Superior Livestock June auction schedule location changes

published: May 29th 2020

Superior Livestock would like to commend all our hard-working consignors, committed buyers, devoted representatives and faithful industry partners as they have continued to persevere through these unprecedented times....

Bigger cattle, warmer temperatures, what does that mean?

published: May 28th 2020 by: Warren Rushe source: Igrow

  Marketing delays caused by production problems at processing plants will result in greater numbers of heavier cattle on feed going into summer. Heavier, fatter cattle are more susceptible to heat stress, especially if they are black-hided....

2020 BIF Online Symposium registration open

published: May 22nd 2020 source: Beef Improvement Federation

  The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation Symposium — Online will be hosted the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform....

Processing increase and beef values

published: May 20th 2020 by: Josh Maples, Assistant Professor & E source: Mississippi State University

The month-long rally in the Choice Boxed Beef Cutout Value (BBCV) peaked at $475.39 per cwt on May 12 last week according to the USDA National Daily Boxed Beef Cutout Report. By Friday, the BBCV was $434....

The logjam loosens a little

published: May 19th 2020 by: David P. Anderson source: Texas AgriLife Today

The logjam in cattle/beef packing caused by corona virus impacted employees has led to sharply reduced cattle slaughter. As companies and various government agencies respond, there is some evidence that the logjam loosened a little over the last week....

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