OCA Encouraging Producers To Renew Membership, Consider Joining

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging producers across the state to renew membership in their important organization. Tammy Dennee, Executive Director of the OCA said for producers who are not yet members, she encourages them to get involved at the next level. “We are on the front lines here in Oregon, dealing with issues of […]

Many In The Cattle Industry Cautiously Optimistic

Cautious optimism is the predominant attitude among a majority of cattle producers six weeks into the New Year. “Cautiously in the sense that we’ve got a new administration coming in that we’re fully anticipating a lot of new regulatory ideas, a lot of new challenges that are going to be very difficult for us to […]

USDA Provides Cattle Market Investigation Update, Ag Community Reaction Mixed

On Wednesday, the USDA released a report on its ongoing boxed beef and fed cattle price spread investigation. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the closure of the Tyson beef packing plant following a fire at the facility in Holcomb, Kansas, and the COVID-19 pandemic, “clearly disrupted the markets and processing systems responsible for the production […]

Groups Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, the National Farmers Union, along with 11 other groups sent a letter to the Senate Ag Committee requesting a hearing on livestock mandatory price reporting reauthorization. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Rule, first established in 1999, mandates price reporting for cattle, boxed beef, swine, and lamb. It’s reauthorized every five years, with […]

Maximizing Pasture Land Pivotal During Challenging Economic Times

Anytime commodity markets pull back, economists remind those in the cattle business about the importance of targeting resources where they generate the greatest return. Scott Flynn, Zonal Biology Leader with Corteva Agriscience, said current market challenges drive home the importance of maximizing pasture productivity during the 2020 grazing season. In a new resource, Disrupting Pasture […]