At the recent Eng Foundation Intensive Cow/Calf Management symposium at UNL in Lincoln, Jordan Beeman with HeartBrand Beef talked about the Akaushi breed of cattle, originally from Japan, and how they've been developing the breed here in the US. He also hits on the heath benefits of beef made from the Akaushi breed.
It has been just over two months since devastating
wildfires affected Kansas ranchers. Todd Domer says the Kansas Livestock
Foundation is ready to take the next step toward distributing wildfire
Cattle marketing discussions in recent years have focused
on the use of a thinning weekly cash trade as the basis for many
value-added agreements. Todd Domer with the Kansas Livestock Association
says a private interest is addressing this concern with an Internet
auction for fed cattle.
Scott Yager, NCBA Environmental Counsel, discusses the formal investigation resulting from the EPA’s funding of billboard and bus placards in Washington State illegally soliciting public comment.
The Flint Hills burning season has come to an end, with regulators assessing success of the Smoke Management Plan. Todd Domer with the Kansas Livestock Association reports on an active year for prescribed burning.
Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses a number of upcoming regulatory changes that would affect not only public lands ranchers but ranchers nationwide.
The Kansas Legislature passed a number of bills important
to livestock producers before wrapping up the 2016 session. Todd Domer
with the Kansas Livestock Association says the list includes legislation
providing sales tax relief for ranchers affected by the March
wildfires, regulatory reforms to the state’s endangered species act and
updates to Kansas brand laws.