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January 21, 2022

Current issues that could impact cattle production and markets. “Pre-COVID, we had a just-in-time meat supply chain,” according to Scott Bennett, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Packing plants chugged at full capacity, harvest animals left for slaughter as quick as they were ready, and meat left the plants and […]

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Building Calf Immunity

January 21, 2022

Mucosal vaccines offer unique advantages. “The ability to prevent or, in some cases, cure disease by turning on the immune system is really an incredible opportunity,” according to Scott Nordstrom, DVM, Merck Animal Health director of new product development. Along with some insightful vaccine history, Nordstrom shared specifics about the role of mucosal immunology in […]

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Record Numbers Enroll in Hereford Feedout Programs

January 20, 2022

Seedstock and commercial cattle producers enrolled a record 756 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced steers in the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) 2022 feedout programs. The significant increase in cattle numbers from 104 participants in 17 states underscores the value producers are gleaning from the opportunity. “I enrolled cattle because I wanted to get the carcass […]

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Jacob Wolfrey Named Hereford Herdsman of the Year

January 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jacob Wolfrey, Jarrettsville, Md., was honored as the 2022 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Hereford Show during the second annual Cattlemen’s Congress hosted in Oklahoma City. After votes were cast by fellow Hereford herdsmen and breeders, the award was announced between the selection of the grand champion horned […]

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Hereford Pen Show Honors go to Perez Cattle Co., Express Ranches and Buck Cattle Co.

January 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Per z Cattle Co., Nara Visa, N.M., won the pen-of-three female show on Thursday, Jan. 6, during the 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla., topped the pen-of-five bull show and Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., took pen-of-three bull honors. Sam Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho; Keith Phillips, Maysville, Ky.; and […]

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Hereford Champions Named at 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress

January 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The stakes were high as judges Matt and Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M., sorted the 91-head Hereford bull show and 266-head Hereford female show at the 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. A total of 727 Herefords were exhibited throughout the four-day national Hereford show, Jan. 5-8. Buck Cattle Co., Madill, […]

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Hereford Night in OKC National Hereford Sale Grosses $801,750

January 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A standing room only crowd filled the Super Barn Sale Arena for the Hereford Night in OKC National Hereford Sale held in Oklahoma City during the second annual Cattlemen’s Congress, Jan. 7.  After the final strike of auctioneer Cody Lowderman’s gavel, the sale grossed $801,750. The excitement from breeders and buyers […]

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Lemenager, Allan, Bruns and Barber Awarded Top Titles at Cattlemen’s Congress

January 19, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As we started to finish the national show season, all Hereford junior exhibitors’ hard work culminated as they stepped onto the red dirt during the second annual 2022 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City on Jan. 5. Judge Lydell Meier of Clinton, Tenn., sorted the show of 269 junior heifers. Paige Lemenager, […]

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2022 Hereford Herdsman of the Year Candidates Announced

December 28, 2021

The 2022 Herdsman of the Year will be announced at the Cattlemen’s Congress, Jan. 8. The winner will be recognized during the selection of the champion Hereford females. Each email that submitted entries for the Keystone International Livestock Expo, American Royal, North American International Livestock Expo, Western States Hereford Show, Cattlemen’s Congress and Ft. Worth […]

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Beef Quality Bar Rising

December 22, 2021

Consumers are willing to pay more for what they want. Domestic beef demand is the strongest it has been in three decades. Beef gained about 8% market share over the last two decades. U.S. beef exports through November 2021 were on a record pace in terms of volume and value. Kevin Good, CattleFax analyst and […]

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