16:15PM Apr 27, 2020

We Need More Small Plants

Kate Miller
AgWeb Contributor

“We need more small plants!”—-The tiny violin solo of the beef industry. To start: there are 853ish USDA beef kill plants in the US, the big four run 27 of

12:17PM Apr 27, 2020

I’m a Drover: Niche Model Gives Young Ranchers Market Adaptability

Katie James
AgWeb Contributor

For three young ranchers, a direct-to-consumer business model helped them hit ground running with fewer barriers to entry.

10:45AM Apr 27, 2020

Derrell Peel: Be Careful What You Ask For

The anger and frustration of some cattlemen has turned to accusations and proposals for change that will have long-term implications and unintended consequences for the cattle and beef industry.

10:02AM Apr 27, 2020

JBS Temporarily Closes Green Bay Plant Due to COVID-19

Katie James
AgWeb Contributor

The Wisconsin plant employs 1,200 people and has been tied to 189 cases of the illness.

21:33PM Apr 24, 2020

USDA APHIS Establishes Coordination Center to Help Livestock Producers

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor

USDA's APHIS is establishing a National Incident Coordination Center to provide direct support to producers whose animals cannot move to market as a result of processing plant closures due to

16:07PM Apr 24, 2020

Fed Cattle Lower, Beef Prices Spike To Record Highs

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

Significantly reduced slaughter levels brought the full weight of the COVID-19 crisis to bear on cattle markets this week as cash cattle prices declined and boxed beef prices spiked to

14:15PM Apr 24, 2020

FJ Live: Packers Picking Fattest Cattle To Help Ease Backlog

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director

A Texas-based marketing cooperative is working with beef packers to sort off the fattest cattle in member feedyards for harvest in an attempt to keep cattle from becoming overfinished.