Transparent Cattle Markets Getting Muddier

Transparent Cattle Markets Getting Muddier

The cattle market can see clearly now, the bill is done… Well, maybe. The updated version of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act is done. Introduced in November 2021, the bill has mixed support. In one corner, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says...
Slick Coat, Slick Science

Slick Coat, Slick Science

Gene-edited beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Regulators this week approved the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, “Go ahead, grill it up!” … Basically. Moo..re beef: Recombinetics, the company behind the...
#CattleCon Crystal Ball

#CattleCon Crystal Ball

Last week’s Cattle Industry Convention delivered a mixed bag of predictions for producers. CattleFax’s CEO outlined a pandemic-fueled combination of shrinking cattle numbers and record demand hitting just as exports increase and harvest capacity grows, which puts...
The Silver Saliva Bullet

The Silver Saliva Bullet

New Zealand researchers are hitting methane emissions from cattle with their best shot — a methane vaccine in the works that depends on… drool. How to vax the rumen: Antibodies in a cow’s saliva ride through the digestive system, winding up in the stomach, where they...
A Beef/Cattle Market Teetor Totter

A Beef/Cattle Market Teetor Totter

That moment when your body launches to the top of the seesaw at top speed? Beef packers, please remind us what that feels like. Beef prices are going nuts. Choice boxed beef prices teetered over $300/cwt. And the wholesale Choice price is up 33%, second only to the...