The Fastest Growing Breed Association in the U.S.

Ludvigson Stock Farms annually markets 1,000 Red Angus and Red Hybrid bulls along with 500 registered females in sales throughout the United States.  The annual spring RedAngusCowCalfsales are held in Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Oregon, and the fall sales are held in Colorado, Missouri, and Montana.

The Red Angus Association of America is the fastest growing association in the United States, according to Ryan Ludvigson. He joined us on American Cattle News to discuss.


Importance of Chilled Beef Exports Highlighted

At the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting – held July 12-14 in Denver – producers serving on the beef checkoff’s Export Growth Committee heard from members of the U.S.USMEF Meat Export Federation (USMEF) staff regarding global trends in beef production and consumption, the positive impact of exports on carcass value and ongoing efforts to expand market access for U.S. beef.

Committee members also reviewed year-to-date export results for U.S. beef, which USMEF Economist Erin Borror says have been bolstered by an exceptional performance for chilled U.S. beef in key Asian markets. Borror notes that the United States now holds more than 50 percent of the chilled beef import market in Japan and South Korea, and more than 70 percent in Taiwan.  Continue reading

Ranchers Gearing Up For Tax Reform

“We’re really gearing up for tax reform,” says Colin Woodall, VP of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). “Because that is what we expect the House to pick up when they get back from their August recess this fall.”taxes

NCBA and other agriculture groups are pushing for tax reform because of the burden on ranchers and farmers.

Listen to Woodall’s comments on American Cattle News:

Best Kept Secret: Romagnola Breed

“I think every rancher in the United States needs a Romagnola bull on its cattle,” says Tony Breedlove with the North American Romagnola- RomAngus Association. “Because Breedlove-Carson-936-b-1the end result is you’re going to win a calf 50 to 100 lbs. heavier than you ever had before on that same cow.”

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of the North American Romagnola-RomAngus Association, membership information is available online by clicking on the Membership Application page.

Ranchers Honored For Outstanding Land Practices

Six families were honored recently for their outstanding land management practices during the 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

The award recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts. NCBA-LogoThis year’s regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2018.

Regional Winners:
– Flying Diamond Ranch in Kit Carson, Colo.
– SFI, Inc., in Nemaha, Iowa
– Munson Angus Farm, in Junction City, Kan.
– Blue Lake Farm in Sharon, S.C.
– Jim O’Haco Cattle Company in Winslow, Ariz.

More details about the award can be found here:

OCA: Loyal to the Cowboy For 65 Years

Saturday, July 22, is the ‘National Day of the Cowboy’.  The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s 65th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place on July 21-22, 2017 OKcattleIndustryat the Embassy Suites in Norman, Okla.

“‘Loyal to the cowboy for 65 years’, will be the theme of the two-day family event,” said Charlie Swanson, OCA President.

The first OCA Convention took place in 1953.

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Emergency Haying Begins in Dakotas, Montana

Starting July 16th, Conservation Reserve Program lands in Northern Plains drought areas will be eligible for emergency haying for livestock. The emergency haying continues through August to those areas affected by severe drought.

Similar to last month’s announcement of emergency grazing on CRP lands, emergency USDAhaying will also be allowed 150 miles of an eligible county. CRP owners interested must contact their local Farm Service Agency office and obtain a modified conservation plan through local Natural Resources Conservation Service staff.

“If the drought continues, of course, we will start to see some of our disaster programs kicking in, such as the Livestock Forage Program as well as the Livestock Indemnity Program,” said USDA Acting Under Secretary Rob Johansson.

More Info Here: Disaster Assistance Programs