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NCBA's Roberts Says Cattle Industry Is On Fire
ANALYSIS - Amid record show attendance, Forrest Roberts, CEO National Cattlemen's Association, said US cattle farmers and ranchers are very optimistic due to more moisture coming back into some areas of the US and higher cash cattle prices. Mr. Robe
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NCBA Urges EPA not to Lower Dust Standard
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) clearly spelled out its opposition to any attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the coarse particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in its of
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NCBA Redbooks Available for Purchase
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the largest and oldest national organisation representing US cattlemen and women, published the 2013 version of its Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbooks. The books serve as a tool for
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NCBA Comments on WTO Ruling on COOL
US - National Cattlemen's Beef Association has accused the US government of prolonging the trade dispute with Canada and Mexico over country of origin labelling and putting the US cattle industry in jeopardy. The acusation follows the final ruling
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NCBA Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill
US - The US Senate in a 64 to 35 vote passed the 2012 Farm Bill (S. 3240) last week. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commended the passage of the legislation. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall said: “Like m
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NCBA Joins Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef
US - What is sustainable beef? As the saying goes, ask 10 different people and you will get 10 different answers but in my opinion, that's not necessarily a bad thing, writes Richard Gebhart, Oklahoma cattleman and vice chairman of NCBA's Federation
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New Chief Veterinarian for NCBA
US - After spending 27 years practicing veterinary medicine, one year as a congressional fellow and more than 11 years managing her family’s cow-calf operation, Kathy Simmons, D.V.M., started a new role yesterday, May 7, 2012, as chief veterinarian
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New NCBA Producer Education Programme Director
US - John Paterson, Ph.D., a cattle producer and well-known beef cattle extension specialist who was previously with Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, has joined the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) as the organisation’s exec
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NCBA Welcomes FDA Voluntary Initiative
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intent to publish in the Federal Register on Friday April 13, 2012, its final Guidance 209 and a draft proposed rule on veterinary feed directives. Tom Talbot, a California beef producer, l
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NCBA Pushes for Checkoff Reform
US - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has supported a proposed rule that would increase the competitiveness of checkoff funds. The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service proposed rule would expand
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NCBA Overview: Great Time to be in Cattle Business
US - Last week Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor, attended the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Convention and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The record turnout at the event, with over 6,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors, epitom
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Nebraska Cattleman Named New NCBA President
US - Nebraska cattleman J.D. Alexander was named 2012 president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) during the organisation’s annual meeting in Nashville. Mr Alexander officially took the reins of NCBA from Bill Donald, a rancher
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NCBA: 2011 Successful Year for NCBA
US - If you're not at the table, you risk being on the menu, said JD Alexander, NCBA President elect at the 2012 Convention and Trade Show. Mr Alexander will take over as President for the NCBA from Bill Donald. "I will do all I can as President
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NCBA: Beef Up Knowledge at the Meat Case
US - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Beef Checkoff Program partnered with Merck Animal Health to launch Better Beef Sales, a new web-based retail training programme to help boost knowledge about today’s beef and how it’s
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NCBA: 2012 Record High Prices but What About Profit?
US – Producers should expect to receive record high prices for all classes of cattle in 2012, as the upward trend continues, said Kevin Good, from CattleFax at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show. But what about profitability, reports Charlotte John
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NCBA Backs Reconsideration of Child Labour Regs
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Bill Donald welcomed the crowd to 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show with news that the US Department of Labour announced the agency’s intent to reconsider a portion of
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NCBA Cattlefax: Hope for Strong 2012 Corn Harvest
US - There is a strong need for a successful 2012 corn harvest, as the US competes on global markets. Meanwhile global demand for ethanol is pushing US corn usage up, said the CattleFax team at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show. Charlotte Johnston,
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NCBA: Brazil Exports Down, but Production Up
BRAZIL - Despite expanding the cow herd, exports from Brazil were down 15 per cent in 2011, the lowest level in five years, said Brett Stuart, from CattleFax at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor reports. Buc
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NCBA: 2012 Slaughter Down as Herds Rebuild
US - After seeing the highest cattle slaughter since 1996, and the second largest since 1983, the US cattle inventory could pick up in 2012, said Kevin Good, from CattleFax at the NCBA Convention and Trade Show. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite edit
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NCBA: Cattle Industry Kicks Off Annual Convention
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Bill Donald said with roughly 6,000 cattlemen and women registered for the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the event offers something for everyone. The convention, whi
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NCBA: Feed Efficiency more Important than Ever
US - With corn reaching $7 a bushel last year, feed costs amounted for 80 per cent of total costs. With this in mind, feed efficiency improvements are even more important, said Dan Shike from the University of Illinois at the NCBA Cattlemen's College
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NCBA: Excellent Time to Be in Beef Business
US - Now is a great time to be in the cow business, said Tom Brink, from Five Rivers Cattle Feeding at the NCBA's Cattlemen's College, reports Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor. "Now is a great time to own cows," Mr Brink said. "So long as
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NCBA: EPD Uptake Low - Why?
US - Despite being around for more than 30 years, there is still a reluctance in the industry to adopt the use of estimated progeny differences (EPDs), writes Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor. Speaking after the NCBA's Cattlemen's College in
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NCBA: Novus Introduces NEXT ENHANCE for Weight Gain
US - Novus International has announced the release of NEXT ENHANCE, a source of plant extracts that affects the rumen environment to consistently boost both efficiency and weight gain in beef cattle. NEXT ENHANCE is a source of cinnamaldehyde and
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NCBA: DNA Test for Commercial Angus
US - Gene-Max, a new DNA test for commercial Angus producers has been launched by Certified Angus Beef (CAB), Angus Genetics Inc (AGI) and Pfizer Animal Health. Gene-Max is designed to evaluate high-percentage (>75 per cent) Angus females and feeder
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