BPI to continue beef with ABC News over “pink slime” lawsuit

Almost two years after ABC News aired the TV segment, “Pink Slime and You,” attacking the beef industry for its use of lean finally textured beef (LFTB), Beef Products Inc. (BPI), and Freezing Machines, Inc., are one step closer to taking the national news station to court. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding margins above $240 for the past month

For the past month, cattle feeding margins have averaged more than $240 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

USTR touts progress on removing trade barriers

Removing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in 2013 resulted in improved access for U.S. products in foreign markets, according to three reports the Office of the United States Trade Representative sent to President Obama and Congress. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices continue to increase

Cash cattle prices continue to increase, with the five area cash cattle price moving up to $152.17. This is a $1.33 jump from the previous week. FULL STORY »

Northern cattle producers in brunt of Winter Storm Xenia

In some parts of the country March left like a thick-furred, snow covered lion. Up to 18 inches of snow was predicted by The Weather Channel to fall in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota from Winter Storm Xenia as it hit the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest area on Monday, March 31. FULL STORY »

DC Circuit Court denies COOL appeal

A federal court on Friday, March 28, rejected a legal challenge of the U.S. Mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) law by the American Meat Institute and other meat and livestock industry stakeholders. FULL STORY »

Comparing weaning dates for fall calving cows

Oklahoma State University animal scientists evaluated weaning dates of 158 Angus fall-calving cows over a 4 year period. FULL STORY »

Late spring adds to cattle management and marketing challenges

A myriad of factors are at work in cattle and beef markets now. Spring has arrived according to the calendar but it isn’t obvious yet in many parts of the country. Cold weather continues to delay grass green-up in many regions in a fashion that is reminiscent of last year. FULL STORY »

Linking the feedlot, ranch and seedstock supplier Play video

Warren Weibert, owner of Decatur County Feed Yard in Oberlin, Kan., describes how ranchers have used individual performance and carcass data, supplied by the feedyard, to refine their genetic selection. FULL STORY »

Lesser prairie chicken listed as threatened species

In a move that has lawmakers, farmers and ranchers, oil and gas companies, and other energy companies calling foul, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, March 27, its plans to list the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species List. FULL STORY »

Commentary: It’s more than selling a bull

As I write this, it is the day after my family’s annual production sale and the first day of preparation for the next. Like hundreds of fellow producers across the country, sale day is the biggest day of our year. FULL STORY »

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