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Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund Application for Aid - Flood and Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone Event (March 2019)

The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is providing financial assistance on a statewide basis to needy or distressed cattle producers in Nebraska impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone. Eli... Read More

Missouri Cattle Producers Participate in National Legislative Conference

Representatives of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) attended the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Legislative Conference April 2-4, 2019, in Washington, D.C. MCA President Bobby Simpson, MCA Past President Butch Meier, nine individu... Read More

Researchers target cattle disease with USDA grant

A research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $1.2 million is supporting work at Kansas State University toward combating a disease that affects cattle in the U.S. and globally. Kathryn Reif, assistant professor in the diagn... Read More

Registration opens for international livestock conference at Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Invitations are being sent around the world for high-profile leaders to travel to Kansas State University in September to help shape the future of livestock production. Livestock producers worldwide face complex questions about ... Read More

Nebraska Cow-Calf Producers See Losses

 John Widdowson saw the forecast during the week of March 10 and made a plan to keep his cattle safe in his operation near Gibbon, Nebraska. He moved his cow-calf pairs away from the nearby Wood River and into pastures usually not utilized this time... Read More

Disaster relief station set up at Dawes County Fairgrounds in Chadron

In the northern parts of the Panhandle farmers and ranchers are dealing with flooding from the Niobrara and White Rivers and melting snow drifts are adding to the flooding. In order to assist them, the Nebraska Extension and the Chadron FFA is hos... Read More

Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January; Pork Value Still Reflects Tariff Impact

January exports of U.S. beef and pork were slightly below last year’s volume levels while export value posted mixed results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports slipped 1... Read More

Cattle loss estimated at 4,000 in Scottsbluff area

Official numbers for cattle loss in the Panhandle and eastern Wyoming from the blizzard on March 13-14, have yet to be announced. In the Scottsbluff area, though, veterinarian Dr. Travis Van Anne estimates the loss is around 4,000 cattle perished ... Read More

USDA Announces Availability of Additional Emergency Programs in Nebraska

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner  announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due to the impacts of recent adverse weather. Johner also ann... Read More

Tough winter leads to challenging spring for state’s cattlemen

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Kansas cattle producers are coming off what one Kansas State University official calls “one of the roughest winters” in recent memory, adding that the situation has created the need for extra attention this spring. Justin W... Read More

CME Group Announces Record Live Cattle Futures Open Interest, Surpassing 450,000 Contracts

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Live Cattle futures open interest (OI) reached a record 453,659 contracts on March 21, surpassing 450,000 contracts for the first time. This marks five-consecuti... Read More