Cattle

Steve Hanson was elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention

Steve Hanson elected as US Beef Councils chief

By Oscar Rousseau

Nebraskan cattle producer Steve Hanson has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) trade show in San Diego. 

El Niño storm replenished moisture in drought-hit areas like Foxen Canyon, California

Price shock in US beef market over

By Oscar Rousseau

Shock market conditions, including a plummeting cattle price and tight protein supply, created the ‘perfect storm’ for US beef producers between 2014 to 2015 but the worst is behind the sector, according to Randy Blach, CEO of research organisation CattleFax.

Russia will use drones to monitor crop conditions in real-time

Miratorg spends millions on drones and hunters

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg’s giant beef complex is to start using unmanned aircraft (drones) and has hired several brigades of hunters to protect crops and livestock, according to a statement from the company’s management.

Cogent aims to build its international beef genetics programme

UK beef genetics firm buys Canadian business

By Chloe Ryan

UK-based Cogent Breeding, which supplies beef and dairy genetics to more than 40 countries worldwide, has acquired Foundation Genetics, the specialist Canadian bovine genetics business.

Australian cattle farmers had a successful year with incomes increasing thanks to rising prices

Australian farm income for beef cattle revealed

By Michelle Perrett

The cash income of Australian beef cattle producing farms has increased strongly in 2014‒15, driven by increased cattle prices and the highest beef cattle turn-off in 36 years, an industry report indicates. 

Plans to grow the US beef industry have taken steps forward

US executives seek to strengthen beef industry

By Chloe Ryan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force. 

The task force aims to grow wholesale beef demand by 2% annually over the next five years

US executives boost beef industry growth plan

By Chloe Ryan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force.