Livestock

More corn, less meat setting tone of markets from USDA numbers

Last month, USDA released the September Crop Production report along with the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. The market was closely watching to see what USDA thinks about what is shaping up to be a corn crop for the record books. USDA’s national average corn yield estimate came in at 171.7 [...]

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The National Beef Ambassadors (Left to Right) Kalyn McKibben, Rachel Purdy, Will Pohlman, Alicia Smith, and Demi Snider

Snider selected as National Beef Ambassador

Ohio is represented yet again in the National Beef Ambassador Program as Hardin County native Demi Snider was selected this past weekend to be one of five young people across the nation to represent the beef industry for the coming year. It marks the second consecutive year that an Ohioan has been named a National [...]

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New U.S. Census of Aquaculture released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2013 Census of Aquaculture results. This report is the result of the third national census conducted by NASS to measure the U.S. aquaculture industry. The last Census of Aquaculture was conducted in 2005. “The 2013 Census of Aquaculture expands on the data collected [...]

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Executive order addresses antibiotic issue

An executive order from the White House last week addressing the challenge of antibiotic resistant bacteria concluded that more research is necessary to move forward. “In its executive order on combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, the White House acknowledged something that the National Pork Producers Council has been saying for years: More epidemiological research is needed to understand the [...]

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NPPC on the TPP

The National Pork Producers Council thanks U.S. trade officials for diligently working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of our nation’s economy, including agriculture. At the same time, we must also express our deep disappointment in Japan’s continuing rejection of the fundamental terms of a successful [...]

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Bryan Humphreys

Humphreys excited to “serve and benefit” Ohio’s pork producers

A conversation with… Bryan Humphreys, who will be starting his new role as Executive Vice President of the Ohio Pork Council on Oct. 1 OCJ: First, could you share a little about your background growing up in Iowa on a farm and how you hope that will prepare you for your new role in Ohio? Bryan: [...]

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Margie and Beverly Lewis have carried on the farming tradition in Jackson County started by their parents. They raise turkeys, cattle and crops.

Lewis’ Turkey Farm bigger-than-small, but smaller-than-large

Two sisters who share a love of their family farm have built upon their parents’ business in the wild, rolling hills of Jackson County. Beverly Lewis and Margie Lewis Kiefer are not strangers to the hard work it takes to be the bigger-than-small but smaller-than-large Lewis’ Turkey Farm. “Most farmers can’t even turn their equipment [...]

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House passes Jobs Bill

The House passed The Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) by a vote of 253 to 163. Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president and Victoria, Texas, cattleman said this was a positive move for cattle producers and a solid step toward stabilizing the economy. “The Jobs bill passed by the House contains a number [...]

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Buckeye football and beef education make for a tasty combination

The Ohio State University’s newly formed Collegiate CattleWomens Club (CCW) is off to an impressive start before the group has even had their first meeting. Buckeyes 4 Beef was the name of a two-day event the organization recently held on Ohio State’s main campus with the goal of educating consumers about beef and improve its [...]

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OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference provides industry learning experience

  The 2014 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) hosted 16 cattlemen and women for a 3-day leadership development program in Columbus and the central Ohio areas, Aug. 21 to 23. The conference was made possible by Farm Credit Mid-America and the Ohio Soybean Council. YCC kicked off Thursday evening at the Crowne Plaza [...]

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