Speaking before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Dave Daley, among three other individuals, offered the members their expertise on forest and wildfire management through practices such as prescribed burns.
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Last October, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released their solution to increase price discovery in the fed cattle market: the 75% Plan. The first quarter results are in, and NCBA has determined a major trigger was tripped during the quarter.
There has been a lot of hubbub about Denver’s National Western Stock Show (NWSS) and the Cattlemen’s Congress show in Oklahoma City, which jumped on top of the NWSS dates. The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce and several other opportunistic groups, including cattlemen, are essentially trying to supplant NWSS, a major national stock show.
A new scientific study confirms what most producers already know: The U.S. beef production system is one of the most sustainable in the world. A group of researchers recently released a report in the scientific journal Global Change Biology, detailing the climate impacts of beef production and how management and contribution varies around the globe.
In terms of the Western beef industry, one of the pivotal events of the year has always been the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) held each January in Denver. It has been the forum to exhibit the best of a breed, as well as the vehicle to gain market share and spur on new ideas and new technology.
“Upheaval, that describes 2020,” said Gwendolyn Kitzan, chair of the American Lamb Board (ALB), in the opening of the board’s 2020 annual report. Despite the challenges faced by the industry, the report highlights changing gears from restaurants to promotions both online and in-person.