Coverage from the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention

January 30, 2010 06:00 PM

Don't miss what's happening in San Antonio at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention Jan. 27-30. Check back through the week as stories and video are added from the meeting.

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Double Digit Growth Expected for Beef Exports
The U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Phil Seng sees tremendous trade opportunities for beef. Read more.

California Cattle Operation Wins National Environment Award
Leavitt Lake Ranches of Vina, Calif., has been named the National Environmental Stewardship Award winner. Read more.

NCBA Okays New Structure
The NCBA membership voted overwhelmingly in favor of a sweeping reorganization at the end of their annual convention, but that doesn't mean the deal is done. Read more.

Beef Herd Continues to Contract, Bullish for 2010 Prices
Demand remains the biggest challenge for the beef industry 2010, but CattleFax analysts predict some improvement in cattle prices this year. Read more.

CattleFax: Nice Weather Predicted for 2010
With the El Nino weather pattern dominating the world weather pattern, meteorologist Art Douglas, expects 2010 to be, overall, a pretty friendly year for crop production and pasture conditions. Read more.

Producers Honored for Beef Quality Assurance Commitment
Winners were dairy producer Phoebe Bitler, Vista Grande Farm in Fleetwood, Pa., and beef producer Jim Warren, 101 Livestock Inc., Aromas, Calif. Read more.

Cattlemen's Beef Board Nominees in Limbo
It looks like outgoing members of the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) may get an extension on their terms as USDA struggles to find a sufficiently diverse pool of new board members to replace them. Read more.

Cattlemen on Government Watch
Colin Woodall, NCBA executive director of legislative affairs, headlined an early producer session about government issues that will be affecting cattlemen this year Click here to read more.

Four Retailers Win Retail Beef Backer® Awards
The beef checkoff-funded Retail Beef Backer Award recognizes retailers for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs. Click here to read about the winners.

Program Provides Tools to Tell Your Story
Want to know how to counter false information about beef and cattle production? NCBA's Daren Williams encourages producers to enroll in the Master of Beef Advocacy program to help effectively counter misinformation and communicate your message. Click here to read more.

Advocating for Agriculture
South Dakota ranchers Troy and Stacy Hadrick are one of the many farmers and ranchers taking a step toward educating consumers. Their blog has grown into a farmer education business venture for the couple. Click here to read more of their story.



Steve Cornett Out to Pasture
by Steve Cornett

Time to Discuss Issues
Sara Brown Livestock Today
By Sara Brown

New Animal Health Products Released At NCBA


Merial Announces New Products at Cattle Industry Convention
CORID 20% Soluble Powder is now available in 10-ounce packets, and Cystorelin, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), is now available in a new 15-dose bottle. Read more.

Novus Releases U.S. Beef Nutrition Products
Novus International, a St. Charles, Mo.,-based global company, is committing feed research and products to the U.S. beef industry. Read more.

Combination BRD Treatment
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health launches the only FDA-approved combination antibiotic to treat three major bacterial bovine respiratory pathogens. Read more.

New BRD Treatment
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces Nuflor Gold®, an antibiotic for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with four major bovine respiratory pathogens. Read more.

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