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Don’t Get Caught Off Guard- Preparing For Changing Antibiotic Regulations

In case you missed it. Cattlemen’s Webinar Series Recording – Preparing for Changing Antibiotic Regulations. The New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for medically important feed-grade antibiotics will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association held a webinar on this important topic on October, 27th 2016.  The webinar held information about how cattlemen… Read the rest »

The Importance of Bunk Management

Apply these bunk management tips to your feedlot. Applying key bunk management practices can save your feedlot from health issues, wasted feed and lost pounds from decreased average daily gain (ADG). “Feed bunk management is the daily opportunity for cattle feeders to influence and ensure top performance and profitability for their cattle,” said Marty Andersen,… Read the rest »

Assess Silage Results to Improve Quality

As we approach silage harvest across the country, this is a good opportunity to think about the quality and stability of last season’s crop. “Even excellent operations are likely to experience some silage quality issues,” says Bob Charley, Ph.D., Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Understanding these issues and their causes can provide insights on… Read the rest »

Top Stories

Proposed Tax Regulation Threaten Multigenerational Cattle Operations

Cattlemen Call for Proposed IRS Regulation to be Withdrawn The Internal Revenue Service hosted a public hearing today on a Department of Treasury proposed rule that would eliminate or greatly reduce available valuation discounts for family-related entities. Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president, said the regulation would effectively discourage families from continuing to… Read the rest »

NCBA Statement Regarding the 2016 National Election

Statement by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner following the 2016 national election:

“Although it is still too early to determine what exactly this election will mean for our priorities, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association remains committed to expanding access to foreign markets, fighting burdensome federal regulations and ensuring the continued health of our herd… Read the rest »

Did you know… Is there any GOOD news?

By Larry Corah, for Certified Angus Beef LLC It’s hard to imagine that just two years ago the fed cattle market hit $1.60/lb. and weaned calves were bringing $2.50 or higher. Everyone was predicting the cattle business was going to stay profitable for years, especially for the cow-calf sector. Today’s reality has fed cattle bringing… Read the rest »

New Products and Information

Merck Animal Health Launches Beef Sustainability Calculator App

Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new app, the Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an… Read the rest »

Valuable Pocket Recordkeeping Tool for Cattle Producers Available

NCBA’s 2017 Redbook Helps Ranchers Secure Efficient Recordkeeping A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2017 year starting Oct. 3, 2016.  The Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbook from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helps cattle producers effectively and… Read the rest »

Merial Introduces Tool to Monitor Parasite Pressure in Pastures

Producers can now easily check parasite burdens in their area Merial introduces a new parasite pressure tool that will allow cattle producers to monitor parasite pressure in their pastures and become aware of the conditions that could threaten their cattle. The tool was developed for and added to the LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) extended-release injectable website. Parasite… Read the rest »