SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Both the caliber of Illinois beef and being together in-person were celebrated at the 2022 Illinois Beef Expo at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Feb. 24-27.
Speaking on a Zoom event sponsored by Zoetis July 30, Kevin Good says cattle producers might have some reasons to be optimistic going forward.
For Bruce Mershon, his involvement with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association provides an opportunity to be a part of the cattle industry on a broader level and spend time with other livestock producers. Mershon is president-elect of the organization, and next year he will take over as president.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Stocker cattle make up just 12% of the 4.25 million head currently part of the beef industry in Missouri. But these cattle could add as much as $78 million to Missouri’s economy, according to the Missouri Beef Value-Added Study, a 2016 University of Missouri Extension report.
DES MOINES — Rachel Cutrer says a cattle operation’s brand needs to go beyond a sign hanging over the driveway entrance.
SALISBURY, Mo. — For seedstock producers, when to start having production sales can be a big decision. For Charles Henke, the time was right in March 2018. He has a purebred Angus seedstock business, Henke Angus, and also grows row crops on his Chariton County farm.
GRIDLEY, Ill. — On a sunny Friday afternoon in April, about 350 people got their boots on to walk among the cattle at Alan and Theresa Miller’s farm in central Illinois.
PEORIA, Ill. — Despite all the challenges of holding a showmanship competition during a pandemic, more than 400 exhibitors showed 565 cattle during the three-day junior beef showmanship event as part of the Illinois Beef Expo this year.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Despite pandemic disruptions, consumer demand for beef at home and around the globe remained strong in 2020, a trend that will continue in 2021 and beyond, especially as food service operations begin to fully reopen, according to a National Cattlemen’s Beef Association ne…
A couple raising Waygu cattle in western Iowa was left in a lurch when packing plants shut down and local lockers filled up last spring. They put their heads together and shifted their entire business to direct-to-consumer sales of the specialty meats.
Marty Van Vliet knew he had an outstanding heifer prior to the Iowa Beef Expo.
Jared Brackett was named 2020 Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chairman. He is a fifth-generation cow/calf producer from Filer, Idaho.
Mallory Robinson began her duties as director of the Iowa Beef Expo in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and unlike many shows, she has this year’s event right on schedule.
NEW SHARON, Iowa — The pride is evident in the voice of Carleton Meinders Jr. — better known to his friends as Junior — when he talks about the family farm.
BUCKNER, Mo. — A January snow covered Missouri’s brown pastures, but for producers like Bruce Mershon, he knew in a few months that grass would turn green, the spring rains would fall, and one of the best cattle- raising regions of the country would spring to life.
Brady Kramer, his wife and sons live in his grandfather’s original farmhouse near Farina in southern Illinois.
Southern High School in Wymore, Nebraska, has a brand new FFA Chapter. Guiding that chapter through its initial growth is Brady Meyer, a new full-time teacher.
The Cross County FFA Chapter in Stromsburg, Nebraska, is feeding people. They are doing this with beef they raised themselves.
Shocks to the beef industry were all part of 2020’s “unprecedented” theme, but how the market responded was less surprising.
The U.S. secured more access to the European Union’s beef market after the bloc persuaded Australia, Argentina and Uruguay to cede chunks of an import quota.
PINCKEYVILLE, Ill. — Brad Morgenstern has found a comfort level with his niche beef operation.
FAIRVIEW, Ill. — Jake Fidler jokes that his diapers where changed at the sale barn he now co-owns.
CROSS TIMBERS, Mo. — Greg Sundwall enjoyed working in the hayfield, but he doesn’t do it anymore. Back in 1995, he started experimenting with management-intensive grazing rotations, and now he grazes cattle year-round and doesn’t feed any hay.
KINGSVILLE, Mo. — Cattlemen from across Johnson County gathered on March 13 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction to learn about the security a new-to-Missouri traceability program can provide their operations.
Establishing a paddock system might be the last thing on a farmer’s mind as they clear snow from the driveway, but spring is just a few weeks away.