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MEMBER NEWS 6 Association Update 22 Beef Checkoff News 32 County News
56 Profitability Wins
Sydenstricker Genetics Claims Top Spot in First MCA Top 100 Profitability Challenge
Tips for Better Weaning
MCA President’s Perspective Living in Fear
Straight Talk: Mike Deering
What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House
Doing What We Can
Enough is Enough
Looking Forward to 2021
Meet Your MJCA Board
On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black
Mobile Cow Catcher
Capitol Update To Be or Not to Be
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Volume 49 - Issue 8 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association MCA Website: www.mocattle.com
New MCA Members
Missouri State Fair News
MBIC Director Election
MCA All Breed Junior Show Results
Obituary: Paul Gibbs
Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org
2020 MCA Officers
Marvin Dieckman, President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325 Patty Wood, President-Elect 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337 Bruce Mershon, Vice President 816-525-1954 • 31107 Lake City Buckner Rd., Buckner, MO 64016 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301
2020 MCA Regional Vice Presidents
Region 1: Eric Greenley, 61998 Pleasant Valley Rd. Knox City, MO 63446 660-341-8750 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 4: Deb Thummel, 12601 Hwy. 46 Sheridan, MO 64486 • 660-541-2606 Region 5: John Shipman, 34266 Hwy KK Mora, MO 65345 • 660-221-1013 Region 6: Clay Doeden, 14555 S. Hwy A Stockton, MO 65785 • 417-808-0415 Region 7: Traves Merrick, 1956 Hwy 97 Miller, MO 65707 • 417-536-8080
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Clayton Schowe, Cassville, MO Maci Shaw, Archie, MO Rhett Sneed, Houstonia, MO Jillian Stone, Clinton, MO Joe & Tonya Stone, Jamestown, MO Leighton Tinney, Mora, MO Wyatt Tyre, Slater, MO Kelly Viebrock, Stover, MO Todd Wideman, Farmington, MO Aubrey Youse, Paris, MO Borgmanâ€™s Dairy Farm, Holden, MO Hall Limousin , Neosho, MO Livestock Lens , Olathe, KS Panther Creek Ranch, Collins, MO TJCE Farms, Montrose, MO Triple E Farms, Farmington, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 83
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with Mike Deering Enough is Enough We are not sitting on the sidelines when it comes to working to bring long term structural changes to the cattle markets that provide all segments of the industry an opportunity to be profitable. Business as usual is not working, and this industry cannot continue to hope for the best. Enough is enough. MCA formed a live cattle marketing working group comprised of some of the brightest minds when it comes to these complex marketing issues. They discussed ideas, put together policy and moved it forward. The MCA Executive Committee and the full Board of Directors unanimously passed the policies. We went to work to establish resolutions to present to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Summer Business Meeting in Denver July 27-30. We intend to win and change the direction of NCBA’s efforts on cattle marketing issues. We plan to do so with a unified coalition of state associations. We currently have 19 states who have joined together, and we expect several more to join us.
The resolutions provide a clear path forward in a volatile market and uncertain political climate. We support action over delay tactics. These kind of policies kick the can down the road for another generation to deal with. In the process, we must not disrupt valuebased marketing systems that allow producers to earn more by investing in the best genetics and other improvements. We have to preserve these and believe our policies are the best option to do just that.
We are proposing a solution that walks the fine line of having a system with robust price discovery while operating in the most efficient environment possible. Until recent weeks, we have gone years without selling
Executive Vice President the number of negotiated cattle that studies suggest is needed to achieve robust price discovery. We can only control one side of the price discovery equation by making sure we offer enough cattle into the market to be negotiated. The packer controls the other side of the equation. We contend that it may not be in the packers’ best financial interest to compete for cattle. However, competition is critical to price discovery. With only four major packers, it is important they all buy cattle each week. Without a very targeted and data-driven change to existing regulations, we are unconvinced we can solve this problem with a handshake. The pushback on our coalition is that we are advocating for more government intervention in the cattle markets. That accusation doesn’t hold water. We are already governed by regulation. The Packers and Stockyards Act, the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 and other related laws govern trade and reporting in our industry. We support an amendment to existing laws based on solid and data-driven minimums of negotiated trade necessary to achieve long term price discovery. The unintended consequences of lack of price discovery, increased limits in futures markets, market volatility and poor signals down the supply chain are not acceptable going forward. Again, enough is enough.
What’s Cookin’ at the
Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers
Looking Forward to 2021 On July 17, 2020 the Missouri State Fair announced that the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, August 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture education experience to Missouri 4-H and FFA members by offering a Youth Livestock Show only. Given the uncertainty that accompanies the recent decision to pivot the Missouri State Fair to junior livestock shows only, we will not be opening the MCA Beef House this year. We understand the magnitude of disappointment each of you may be feeling. We feel it too! This wasn’t an easy decision for the association to make, but the economic uncertainty forced our hand. The MCA Beef House is so much more than just a restaurant; it is tradition, it is celebration, it is the showcase of everything we as cattlemen are so proud of during the Missouri State Fair. This is the first time in our history where we have closed the Beef House and it saddens us to do so.
The hope is that with no fair this year, we can see EVERYONE next year. That’s the heart of the matter. We want to see you ALL for many years to come, when we can celebrate in true Missouri State Fair style. Your Beef House Team looks forward to continuing our mission since 1982 to promote Missouri’s beef cattle industry by serving premium beef to safe crowds at the Missouri State Fair. We will take this pause but not stop. See you in 2021! Thought for the Month: One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Wait twelve months, and we’ll try to have some more!
Benton County volunteers at the 2019 Missouri Beef House. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show
Back to Basics Approach Focuses on Youth Exhibitions SEDALIA, Mo. – The Missouri State Fair announced that the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the Fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture education experience to Missouri 4-H and FFA members by offering a Youth Livestock Show only.
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Sale of Champions The Sale of Champions is the highlight of Youth in Agriculture Day. The annual sale will beheld at 1:30 pm in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The Sale of Champions auction recognizes the accomplishments of ten young agriculturalist and their livestock projects: Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion steers, barrow, lambs, meat goats, and pen of chickens from 4-H and FFA livestock shows. Come show your support for our youth in agriculture for all of their hard work and dedication to their projects.
Public Health & Safety We care deeply about the public health and safety of our fairgoers and our community. When the original decision to move forward with the Fair was made, the information and numbers were different than they are now. In collaboration with Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services it was determined that the best course of action was to work to reduce the number of individuals on the fairgrounds. Best practices for sanitation and public health will still be implemented during the youth livestock show. Quality Outdoor Experience The Fair takes pride in hosting a quality outdoor experience for all fairgoers. That success relies heavily on the support of our partners, sponsors and vendors. As those supporters have evaluated the effect the pandemic has had on their ability to participate, many have had to limit or cancel their participation. Limited concessions will be on grounds to service our exhibitors and their families. Opening Day Ceremony, Governor’s Ham Breakfast, carnival midway and all other non-youth livestock related events are cancelled. The Fair will be issuing
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4-H/FFA Beef No animal that is shown in the market classes will be eligible to show in the breeding classes. 4-H/FFA Market Heifers Market heifers need to present a 30 day non-pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, licensed, non-owner veterinarian at the time of weigh-in. If the verification cannot be produced the exhibitor can produce an accredited, licensed, non-owner veterinarian to examine the market heifer on the grounds of the Missouri State Fair, and verify the non-pregnant status of the Market heifer. Without the signed verification or on site physical verification the market heifer will be disqualified. Beef – 4-H/FFA 4-H/FFA exhibitors, except beef cattle, must bring their own bedding during the 2020 Fair. Livestock exhibitors are also expected to bring their own feed – additional feed and bedding will not be available for purchase during the Fair. As part of the 2020 pilot bedding project, beef cattle exhibitors will be provided Premium Missouri Mulch bedding for $10 per head to be paid along with entries. No other bedding will be allowed for beef cattle including sawdust, pellets, etc. Dairy cattle exhibitors may continue adding straw to the bedding. All exhibitors should practice good environmental stewardship, keeping the bedding clean and free of glass, plastics, cans and other trash for the purposes of the Fair’s recycling agreement.
Beef Judging Schedule (Subject to change)
Thursday, August 13 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Angus Show - Coliseum 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Simmental Show - MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Gelbvieh Show - MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Salers Show - Donnelly Arena Saturday August 15 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Charolais Show - MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Hereford Show - MFA Arena
Monday, August 17 1:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship Contest Coliseum
Wednesday, August 19 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Red Angus Show - Coliseum Thursday, August 20 4:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Steer show - MFA Arena 6:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Commercial Dairy Cattle show MFA Arena Friday, August 21 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Shorthorn Show - Donnelly Arena 1:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Limousin Show - Donnelly Arena Saturday, August 22 8:30 a.m. Jr. Dairymen Dairy Cattle Judging Contest MFA Arena 12:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Brahman Influence Show Donnelly Arena 1:30 p.m. Sale of Champions - Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall 3:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Santa Gertrudis Show - Donnelly Arena 4:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Heifer Show (all breeds) Coliseum Classes will be shown alphabetically by class & breed (ex: All Other Breeds spring calves, Brown Swiss spring calves, Guernsey spring calves, etc.) 4-H/FFA All Supreme & Reserve Heifer - Coliseum (immediately following previous show) Sunday, August 23 9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA All Other Breeds, Guernsey & Jersey Cow Show - Coliseum (Classes will be shown alphabetically by class & breed beginning with dry cows) 11:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Brown Swiss & Holstein Cow Show - Coliseum (Classes will be shown alphabetically by class & breed beginning with dry cows) 1:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Supreme Dairy Cattle Champion MFA Arena
Sunday, August 16 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Maine Anjou - Donnelly Arena 5:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Crossbred & Other Heifer Show MFA Arena
Tuesday, August 18 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Heifer Show - Coliseum 4-H/FFA Steer Show - Coliseum (immediately following 4-H/FFA Market Heifer Show)
NCBA Celebrates Implementation of USMCA Trade Deal Source: NCBA WASHINGTON ( July 1, 2020) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today celebrated the successful implementation of the U.S.-MexicoCanada Agreement (USMCA) by sending a joint letter of thanks to the leaders of all three nations. The letter was sent to President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It was signed by NCBA President Marty Smith, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President Bob Lowe, and CNOG President Oswaldo Chazaro Montalvo. “Together, our organizations worked in unified support of USMCA because it protects market-based principles while making improvements in other sectors to reflect the needs of a modern North American economy,” the leaders of the three cattlemen’s organizations wrote. “We are the envy of many countries because of the marketplace freedom USMCA will continue to provide both producers and consumers.
“International trade is fundamental to the success of North American farmers and ranchers and the full value of the products we sell can only be achieved when we have access to the markets that most value them,” the letter continued. “In the face of the economic hardships of COVID-19, it is timely and welcome that USMCA enters into force, providing a foundation of economic stability for our rural communities and food systems.” Congress last winter overwhelmingly approved the new USMCA deal, with the Senate voting 89-10 in support of it a few weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives passed it with a strong bipartisan vote of 385-41. NCBA worked hard to build support for USMCA on Capitol Hill, and then-NCBA-President Jennifer Houston led a delegation of more than a dozen members to the White House to attend the official signing ceremony on Jan. 29. “We believe that our economies and our countries will be stronger together through USMCA,” the letter concluded.
Government Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm Beef’s Important Role in a Healthy Diet Source: NCBA
WASHINGTON ( July 15, 2020) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today thanked the members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) for recognizing beef’s role in a healthy lifestyle, including the essential role of beef’s nutrients at every life stage. The DGAC released recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), the cornerstone of all federal nutrition policy.
The beef community has made it a priority to protect the scientific credibility of Dietary Guidelines and promote accurate information about the nutritional advantages of beef as part of a balanced diet. NCBA, in its roles as both a contractor to the Beef Checkoff and as a member-driven policy association, submitted 21 sets of written comments, provided oral comments, and attended public meetings to ensure beef’s role in a healthy diet is recognized.
“Cattle and beef producers appreciate the evidencebased recommendations of the DGAC. We believe beef is a wholesome, nutritious food that plays an important role in a healthy diet and we are supportive of many of the committee’s findings,” said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. “NCBA and its members have made this work a priority for more than two years, and we’re pleased that the report reinforces the strong science which supports beef’s nutritional value in a healthy diet.” Woodall noted that the recommendations shared in the report mirror many of the recommendations related to red meat which were included in the 2015-2020 DGAs. In fact, the amount of meat recommended for healthy diets in the current report is the same as the 2015 DGAs. He also pointed to current DGAC report findings that suggest many Americans would benefit from getting more nutrients like protein, iron and choline, which are readily available in beef. “This report also demonstrates that women of childbearing age, adolescent boys and girls and older Americans are especially vulnerable to not getting
enough of the nutrients found in beef, which further demonstrates beef’s valuable role in the diet,” said Woodall. While the DGAC report is influential in the development of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Secretaries Perdue and Azar are now tasked with reviewing the DGAC recommendations before finalizing the 2020 Guidelines. The public comment period for the report is open now until Aug. 13, 2020. NCBA will be calling on its producer members to provide comments and looks forward to continued engagement as the Secretaries of USDA and HHS work to finalize the guidelines.
NCBA, PLC Celebrate Vast Improvements to Environmental Policy
to date, focus the attention on the real issues at hand, and ensure the government is avoiding speculative and duplicative environmental reviews. Thank you to the Trump Administration for engaging and listening to stakeholders on the ground.” The updated NEPA rule does not change the substantive NEPA law, but rather, improves the management, interpretation, and engagement of NEPA processes. This includes establishing presumptive time limits of two years for environmental impact statements (EISs) and one year for environmental assessments (EAs), codifying relevant case law and determining appropriate levels of environmental review, expanding outreach and utilized technologies, and ensuring meaningful and effective environmental reviews.
NEPA Background • NEPA requires federal agencies to assess environmental effects of proposed major Federal MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page 62 actions prior to making decisions. • Ranchers who hold federal grazing permits are Source: NCBA subject to NEPA reviews for many reasons, including renewal of a term grazing permit, construction WASHINGTON ( July 15, 2020) – The National of range improvements, or to become eligible for Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public participation in many USDA conservation programs. Lands Council (PLC) today celebrate landmark • NEPA has not undergone substantive regulatory improvements to environmental policy through revision since 1986. finalization of the Trump Administration’s rulemaking • NEPA has been used as a way to bog down routine on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The processes and delay critical projects. In fact, NEPA updates make the process more efficient and according to a 2018 report from the White House timely, while also laying the groundwork for healthy and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the resilient open spaces and pastureland. average time it took Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service to complete an “The modernized NEPA rule brings common sense Environmental Impact Statement (from the issuance back to an important rule that was established to protect of a Notice of Intent to the Record of Decision) was our land and water resources,” said NCBA President 4.5 years. Marty Smith. “President Trump and his team at the Council on Environmental Quality embraced a oncein-a-generation opportunity to ensure this country has the strongest possible environmental policy for years to come. They deserve an abundance of thanks. American ranchers that care for hundreds of millions of acres of 1 mile west on Hwy 32 • Buffalo, MO 65622 private and public lands across the United States know Barn: 417-345-8122 the importance of implementing timely improvements based on the best knowledge at hand. These changes Sale Every Saturday 12:00 Noon ensure NEPA does not delay good management • Selling 1200 to 1700 head Farm Fresh Cattle weekly practices.” • Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale 3rd Tuesday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. “The process updates to NEPA are celebrated across the • Pre-Vac Feeder Calf Sales 2nd Saturday of every month in West,” said PLC President Bob Skinner. “Today’s rule conjunction with Regular Sale (Pfizer Pre-Vac, BLM Pre-Vac, recognizes the severe limitations of a policy that had not Bayer Program, Mo Quality Assurance. LMA-Vac and been updated in more than 40 years. Over the last four MFA Health Track) decades, ranchers learned and adapted to new needs of Order Buying Service Available wildlife and other rangeland users, but outdated NEPA Owners… Lyle Caselman Leon Caselman Howard Miller policy prevented us from responding to many critical 417-345-7876 H 417-345-4514 H 417-345-8612 H situations. The changes finalized today bring NEPA up 417-533-2944 cell 417-588-6185 cell
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NCBA Welcomes Forward Progress On FMD Vaccine Bank Source: NCBA WASHINGTON ( July 8, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) securing contracts worth $27.1 million to provide foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB) that was created in the 2018 Farm Bill at the request of NCBA: “We are pleased to see USDA is moving forward with creating a supply of FMD vaccines in the NAVVCB to ensure ranchers and farmers have timely access to a critical tool in the fight against foreign animal diseases, such as FMD. This is a promising first step forward to begin the work authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill; but, more action is needed to strengthen this newly created vaccine bank,” said NCBA Executive Director
of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera. “NCBA will continue to work with USDA, Congress, and other stakeholders to secure future funding, making certain that the entire cattle industry is better prepared for a possible outbreak of FMD.” NAVVCB is one component of a three-part program established by the 2018 Farm Bill to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. This new program adds to the nation’s level of protection against this devastating disease. In the event of an outbreak, animal health officials would decide when, where, and how to use the available vaccine based on the circumstances of the outbreak. NCBA and other members of the animal agriculture community strongly lobbied Congress to include the formation of the NAVVCB in the Farm Bill to provide additional vaccine for use in livestock disease outbreaks, such as FMD.
Boehringer Ingelheim Awarded Contract for Vaccine Bank to Help Protect US Livestock from Foot and Mouth Disease DULUTH, Ga., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Boehringer Ingelheim a contract to help supply a vaccine bank that will protect U.S. livestock from footand-mouth disease. The contract calls for Boehringer Ingelheim to create and maintain a strategic reserve of frozen vaccine antigen concentrate that the company could quickly formulate into a vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the event of an outbreak in the U.S.
The National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank, commonly known as the U.S. vaccine bank, will let the U.S. stockpile veterinary vaccines and other materials to use in the event of an outbreak of a high-impact foreign animal disease.
FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that can affect cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and other animals with divided hooves. It does not affect people. The U.S. eradicated FMD in 1929, but an outbreak could devastate the livestock industry and, consequently, our national food supply, if left unchecked.
“Boehringer Ingelheim has proudly supported the U.S. livestock industry for decades as a leader in animal vaccine technology,” said Everett Hoekstra, President of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. “Infectious animal diseases can disrupt our food supply, and governments make significant investments to help prevent and prepare for such events.” “As a global leader in the storage and management of FMD vaccine banks, with FMD expertise dating back more than 70 years, Boehringer Ingelheim constantly monitors emerging disease threats,” said Steve Boren, Vice President of the U.S. Livestock Business at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. Veterinarians, researchers and livestock leaders have long worried about the possibility of an outbreak of footand-mouth disease in the United States. Congress set aside money in the 2018 Farm Bill for the vaccine bank and other measures to guard against foreign animal disease outbreaks. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is responsible for overseeing the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank.
BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Moooving the Beef Message in Missouri By Mark Russell, Executive Director, MBIC Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner! United We Steak! Chuck Knows Beef! These slogans and campaigns have become common phrases among consumers across the country. The success of these campaigns have generated millions of positive beef messages and followers of the efforts of the checkoff, since its inception. As times and cultures have changed, so has the messaging and how the industry moves its message to drive beef demand. With the evolution of advertising from traditional magazine, radio and television, to digital and social medias, many checkoff investors have become distanced from the technology advancements in getting the messages of the checkoff investments back to producers. The Missouri Beef Industry Council has initiated a new press/media kit for cattlemen’s and ag groups in Missouri for local dissemination to civic groups, local cattlemen and cattlewomen groups and local medias.
Social links and press releases, as a part of the press kits, can be sent to individuals and groups, on a monthly basis. Each month’s kits will be themed with a time period of the year/holiday/etc. An example of the August press release focusing on back to school and cooking beef for school aged children follows.
Missouri Beef Industry Council Shares KidFriendly Meal Solutions COLUMBIA- (August), 2020- As Americans are spending more time at home, parents may be looking for meal inspiration to keep the whole family happy. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is here with recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy and even make together. Some of these family favorites include: • Personal Beef Pizzas – These individual pizzas call for only four base ingredients and can be customized by each family member based on available ingredients.
• Chuckwagon Beef & Pasta Skillet – With some common pantry staples and kid-friendly shaped pasta, if you have it, this recipe is quick, easy and sure to satisfy event he pickiest of eaters. • Cheeseburger Mac – Three simple ingredients and 30 minutes is all that is needed for this filling family dish. • Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Hazelnut and Chocolate Chip Beef Jerky Cookies – This sweet recipe uses primarily pantry ingredients and is simple enough to get the kids involved. “BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com is a great resource for kidfriendly options that can be made with kitchen staples many families may already have on hand,” said Alisa Harrison, senior vice president of Global Marketing and Research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. “These family favorites can help simplify dinner (or lunch or snack) time with easy prep and flavors that satisfy the whole family.” In addition to these kid-friendly recipes, check out BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com for easy recipes that call for five ingredients or less and affordable meals under $15 as well as a full collection of cooking lessons and even virtual farm and ranch tours. From detailed instructions and tips for a dozen different cooking methods to interactive videos of life on the farm and ranch, there’s something for everyone. Social linking to messages from the checkoff can also being shared. Below are the links for August. Social Media Content Suggestions KID- FRIENDLY FARE Tired of the same kids meals Try something the whole family will love. Even the pickiest of eaters will love these kid-friendly recipes. https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipes/ collection/10058/kid-friendly-fare
BEEF FOR ALL AGES- EAT TO THRIVE Beyond the special memories around the table and the tasty delights we experience across a lifetime, the foods we eat provide our bodies with fuel to thrive and grow. https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/nutrition/beeffor-all-ages
a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
30 MINUTES OR LESS With a few common ingredients and a little kitchen know- how, you’ve got a nutritious meal on the table in 30 minutes or less. Try these recipes when time is light. https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipes/ collection/10009/30-minutes-or-less
About NCBA, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
BEST. SCHOOL. LUNCH. EVER! It’s back-to-school time! Use these simple, nutritious, tasty recipes to make sure your kids bring their favorites to school every day. https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner. com/recipes/collection/10077/bestschool-lunch-ever BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. To help get the school year off to a happy and healthy start, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is making it easier than ever to incorporate beef into packed lunches with the Best. School. Lunch. Ever! recipe collection. https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner. com/newsroom/back-to-school Any group or organization, or individual who would like to receive these electronic version of the kits along with radio spots that can be used need to contact the MBIC office at 573-817-0899 or email Samantha Riley at email@example.com Producers can show local community members and producers what’s going on with the beef industry and the investment of checkoff dollars through this great media outreach. AUGUST 2020
About the Beef Checkoff The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to
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It has been a couple of months since you’ve heard from the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association, and although things have been slower than normal, members have still managed to find a couple of occasions to warm up the grill and cook some steaks! The first cookout that members participated in was on May 22, when they served steaks at an employee appreciation luncheon
held for Bolivar Schools employees. The other cookout that has taken place was at the Bolivar Fourth of July Celebration. Members cooked and served 250 steaks and 120 hot dogs to local citizens who came out to celebrate our great country’s Independence Day! Polk County members need to please watch the mail for meeting cards as we hope to have a normal meeting in the coming months.
Members cooking for the Bolivar Schools Employee Appreciation Luncheon.
Governor Mike Parson visiting with Polk County Cattlemen’s President Keith Stevens at the Bolivar Fourth of July Celebration.
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St. Clair County Cattlemen St. Clair County Cattlemen met on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Lowry City Boy Scout Building. There were 43 members and guests present. Terry Cook with Farmer’s Elevator and Donald Huey of Kent Feed presented on the Framework 365 Mineral Program. Donald talked about Performance ADE, Performance ADE Sure-Footed, Performance Full Flush, and Performance Et Elite. Performance ADE combines foundational nutrition with improved bioavailability for results in a supplement that fits any situation on any pasture. Performance ADE Sure-Footed uses zinc to play an important role in making a protective layer of skin, hair and hooves. Performance Full Flush delivers key nutrition during breeding season in high performing herds. Performance ET Elite is important for AI and collecting precise nutrition to keep donor and recipient in good condition during the process. Each of these minerals plays an important role in herd health based on the needs of your herd. Thanks to Terry and Donald for sponsoring the meeting! Thanks to Valley Center Church for catering the meal!
Mike Deering, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.
Executive Vice Presiden of MCA Mike Deering spoke on how important it is that we all band together in times that we are currently facing. With fake meat and COVID-19, there are many issues facing the Missouri cattlemen at this time. MCA has been active in getting legislation passed to help protect the farmers and ranchers, and they continue to work each day for us. One of MCA’s legislative advocates, Shannon Cooper, also spoke on the importance of each working for the good of all. The cattlemen are already working to plan for the MoBeef for MoKids Program. So far Bill Creek, Legacy Bank, Community First Bank, Jim Falk Motors,
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OakStar Bank and Phillip Johnston have donated so far for 20-21 school year. Anyone interested in a donation should see a board member. St. Clair County Cattlemen worked the 50/50 raffle at Lucas Oil Speedway Drag Boat Races raising $1,750 for their scholarship fund. The cattlemen are thankful for the chance to do this as most of their fundraisers have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. The cattlemen are continuing to sell beef raffle tickets for someone to win half a beef for $5 per ticket. The winner will be drawn at the Cattlemen’s Board Meeting on September 15. Anyone interested in a ticket should contact a board member or stop by Lowry City Farmer’s Exchange.
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Bates County Bates County Cattlemen’s Association has started having monthly meetings again and is out in full force. BCCA had a great turnout at Adrian’s July 4th parade and cooked for many in attendance. Later in July, at the Bates County Fair, Bates County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen cooked hamburgers for everyone to enjoy.
Austin Black, Ryan Grimes and Susie Hockett presented Kiley Foster the winner of the Bates County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship.
Hailey Black, daughter of Austin and Laura Black, is enjoying being back at local cattlemen’s meetings.
Cole County Cole County scholarship recipients for 2020.
Hannah Junkans is the youngest of five children of Paul and Donna Junkans, Henley, Missouri, and is a 2020 graduate of Cole R-V High School - Eugene. Hannah plans to attend Missouri State University, Springfield this fall to major in animal science with intention to go on to veterinary school.
Elizabeth Kauffman is a 2020 graduate of Russellville High School. Elizabeth plans on attending the State Fair Community College to major in early childhood and elementary education.
Adeline Marie Thessen is the daughter of Stan and Angie Thessen and a 2020 graduate of Blair Oaks High School. Adeline plans on attending the University of Missouri in Columbia and major in plant science with a minor in ag business.
Ethan Kirchner is the son of Stephanie Marr and Jason Kirchner and a 2020 graduate of Russellville High School. Ethan plans to attend the State Fair Community College and major in agriculture.
Kayla Lackman is the oldest daughter of Bruce and Linda Lackman and a 2018 graduate of Blair Oaks High School. Kayla is a nursing student at the University of Missouri in St. Louis and has been a member of the Missouri Air National Guard in Aerospace Medical Technician Program since 2017. Kayla plans on a career in an emergency room or in oncology.
Lafayette County The Lafayette County Cattlemen held their summer meeting Thursday, July 16 at the Waverly Community Building. Following a BBQ brisket dinner catered by Nadlers of Wellington, President Don Schlesselman welcomed the crowd of over 70 members and guests. Following a brief business meeting, and updates on activities, Marvin Dieckman, MCA president, talked about the unusual year he has had as president and the upcoming summer business meeting. Hannah Copenhaver, the scholarship chairman, introduced the five LCCA Scholarship recipients and each told about their future plans. Kiersten Helm, recipient of the Bob Sander Memorial Scholarship, was unable to attend. All six students received a $1,250 award. Members of the Santa Fe FFA set up and took down tables and chairs for the meeting as a fundraiser for chapter activities.
Lafayette County Cattlemen scholarship winners: L to R Danielle Wildschuetz, Lain Woody, Amanda Daniel, Emma Rasa, and Dawson Kouril. (not pictured Kiersten Helm.)
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Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association After the cancelation of the May and April meetings, the Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association gathered in the Hermitage High School cafeteria on Thursday, June 11 to catch up on important business. The meeting began at 6:30 p.m. when members were welcomed and treated to dinner.
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After dinner, President Carl Button presided over the business meeting. Both the agenda and the March 12 meeting minutes were approved. Next, Button discussed the treasurer’s report. He reminded members that in March, the association moved $5,000 to a savings account for the scholarship fund. The association’s ending balance on May 31, was $16,810.62. Ballots were then handed out for election of this year’s officer team, with nominations having been made in March. While those were being collected and counted, the meeting moved on to new business. Button reminded and encouraged members to volunteer for the 50/50 drawing at Lucas Oil Speedway on June 27 during the Bull Riding Invitational. The money made from the raffle goes to the scholarship fund. Next, Button recognized this year’s scholarship winners. Winners were Kaylee Lower of Weaubleau, Madelyn McGrady of Wheatland, Faith Sabala of Hermitage, and Dax Beem, Madasyn Haynes, and Brooklyn Whitney of Skyline. Each scholarship recipient received $500 from the association. Up next was the recognition of this year’s Cornerstone Heifer Fund Project winners. With this program, two heifers are given away for free to two kids in 7-12th grade. The kids are then to help raise those heifers to breeding age, making sure to take full responsibility for the care of the animal. They also had to write an essay, be a junior member of the association, and earn points through meeting attendance and other activities.
There were six entries into the program, and all of the finalists were announced and joined the program’s sponsors, Keven Piper and Ernie Brauch, at the front of the room. Piper and Brauch thanked Austin O’Neal and Gage Culbertson for donating the heifers for this year’s program.
The winners of the Cornerstone Heifers were Kaitlyn Wheeler for the junior category and Kourt Cheek for the senior category. The other finalists were presented with T-shirts.
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Discussed next was an update on the MO Beef MO Kids MO Fit (MoBKF) program. This program connects schools and their food service staff to local cattle farmers to “beef” up school lunches. The goal is to provide more beef in the lunchroom, while educating food and nutrition in the classroom. So far, MoBKF has contributed to one Hickory County school and has plans to contribute to another. In March, Weaubleau R-III received beef and supplies from several donors. Ginger Culbertson donated the beef, Amy Knight from the Urbana Stockyards donated the processing, and Brent Lower donated the freezers. There are also plans in place for Wheatland R-II to receive beef in August and October. In August, Wheatland will be receiving beef and processing donated by Windsor Farms, and in October the beef and processing will be donated by the Lucas Cattle Company. To conclude the meeting, the election winners were announced. Officers elected this year were Carl Button, President; Kevin Piper, Vice President; Robert Davis, West Director; David Hunziger, East Director; and Ginger Culbertson, MCA State Representative. Updates can also be found in Hickory County’s newspaper, The Index.
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Common Sense with Baxter Black Mobile Cow Catcher There is a common belief among many urban folks that a cowboy rides around all day and sings to cows. John Wayne and Tom Mix added “Drifting Ranch Saver” to their résumé. “Don’t worry, Nell, Black Bart will never get your ranch as long as Silver and I remain compassionate!” Marlboro turned him into a person who chases horses all over the place and relaxes around the chuckwagon in a yellow slicker. We cowboy poets have augmented the picture of the cowboy as a Shakespearian throwback with green stuff wedged between his heel and sole. And though these portrayals are not all that bad, they miss the point. My favorite description that defines a cowboy is someone who can replace a uterine prolapse in a 1000 lb cow on the open range armed with nothin’ but a rope and a horse. The combination of skills required to accomplish that feat speaks volumes about a real all-around cowboy. Of course, the kind of cowboyin’ required depends on the job. Gatherin’ wild cattle in Arizona is as different from checkin’ feedlot pens in Nebraska as drivin’ a Nascar entry is from operating a backhoe. But if a
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cowboy can rope and ride and knows cattle, they could soon learn each other’s job. By the end of the Rancher - Sodbuster Wars, the cowboy often found himself in the employ of farmers. As soon as diesel replaced alfalfa as fuel, farmers eliminated horses from their livestock operations. Squeeze chutes, calf tables, pens, aluminum gates, 4-wheelers and semi’s took the place of the cowboy, his rope and his horse. And the farmer cowman conversion is still occurring. A rancher in Saskatchewan invented “The Mobile Cow Catcher”. It is an amazing piece of winter shop time genius. The Mobile Cow Catcher attaches to the side of a pickup. It looks like a prop from the movie Waterworld. If you didn’t see that, it might be best described as a ‘swing set, orthopedic hospital bed and supermarket automatic door-opener’ combination. You run the cow down with yer pickup, capture it like pickin’ up a winrow, then leap out and attend to her problem. The rancher, Mr. Halyung of Robsart, Saskatchewan, figured his invention would save a lot of cow wrecks, especially for those cow people who aren’t too handy with a rope and a horse. And he may be right. Someday we may see Batman in a movie sayin’, “Don’t worry, Nell, I’ll catch yer cow and replace that prolapse. Robin, fire up the Mobile Cow Catcher... We’ve got to remain compassionate!”
2013 Cattleman of the Year Paul Gibbs Fought the Good Fight for MCA On April 20, 2020 MCA lost one of the cowboys who battled for MCA in Jefferson City with Cowboys at the Capitol. Paul Gibbs passed away after a couragous battle with cancer at age 77. The following article was printed in the March 2013 issue of Missouri Beef Cattleman after Mr. Gibbs was awarded the Cattleman of the Year award at the MCA Convention earlier that year. Paul will be remembered fondly and missed by MCA. Memorials can be made to MCA PAC or to the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation - contact the MCA office for details.
2013 Cattleman of the Year Paul Gibbs Runs Interference, Renders Influence By Brenda Black
Big farms, little farms, cattle of all colors and folks with diverse talents build Missouri’s beef community. The 2013 MCA Cattleman of the Year, Paul Gibbs of Boonville, is one of those unique members who makes his mark not in running a massive herd, but in influencing others and volunteering time and talk for the benefit of all cattle producers. Gibbs says, “It is very important that we represent ourselves in the state legislature and around the state every chance we get to talk about the cattle business.” That’s why he called Jay Truitt 15 years ago and said he wanted to get involved with MCA. Gibbs was placed at the helm of a committee and has remained actively entrenched in the grassroots efforts of MCA ever since. In 2013, he traveled to Jefferson City seven times to walk the halls and shake the bushes over topics that impact himself and fellow beef producers.
“I’ve had some real nice conversations with some urban, liberal legislators,” says Gibbs. “Even if they don’t understand or agree with us, we go in as friends to try to educate people and try to answer the questions they have.”
Those face to face meetings sometimes pay off big, says Gibbs. “Last year during the override session, Jimmy Long and I visited a long time with [one legislator] and we could not honestly tell whether we convinced him or not. He wanted to vote with us, but he was getting tremendous pressure from the Democratic leadership. In the end, he voted yes and it made me feel great!” Gibbs jokingly adds: “Jimmy and I are not sure if we were the reason or not, but we’re going to take credit.”
Paul Gibbs (right) with his son Tom after being awarded the Cattleman of the Year Award during the MCA Convention in January of 2013.
As for his love for the cattle business, Gibbs gives all the credit to his grandfather. “When I was a little bitty kid, I spent the summers at his farm,” he says. “Grandpa had black cattle and as far back as I can remember, I loved black cattle.” Though his grandpa never utilized data or followed through on his dream to buy a Wye Plantation herd sire, Gibbs still became enthralled with genetics. By the time he enrolled at the University of Missouri, performance testing was cutting edge and Gibbs was hooked. Like an Angus breeder strategically pursues genetics to produce a top quality calf, Gibbs thinks concerted effort pays off in policy for the beef industry and is just as integral to the success of a producer’s herd. With regard to the latter, he says the consistent visits by MCA members has earned significant respect and opened many doors in the Capitol’s corridors. “We are sustaining our influence because of Cowboys at the Capitol,” says Gibbs. “We had six to 30 people there every week for the entire session. Every week as volunteers! That made a tremendous influence on what went on. On the day of the override session, I went into one legislator’s office and said, ‘I’m Paul Gibbs
and before I could say another word, the secretary said, ‘With the Cattlemen’s Association.’ She gave me a big smile and said she would see that our message was heard.” Gibbs thinks producers need to understand that many forces outside the state want to do away with every farm. He counters their attack with a solution: “We have to fight our own fight to be sure quality beef remains on menus and on dinner tables.” With just a few head of cattle, Gibbs admits he has a lot of free time on his hands. He fills it these days with trips to Jeff City and by helping people in his own community. In particular, he focuses on the promotion of beef. With the Cooper County Cattlemen, Gibbs is cooking steaks, working at the fair or raising youth scholarship funds. His hands-on approach makes the difference with cattle, kids and politics. “If we don’t do it, nobody is going to do it for us,” he says. “If the time comes when anti-livestock activists win, we’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves if we haven’t done our job. I’m happy to say it is getting a little easier to get people out and willing to go to the Capitol. I was amazed last year when so many went. And they had a good time and enjoyed themselves. It is a fun process and they learn quickly that the legislators are not going to bite.” That kind of leadership by example earned Gibbs the respect of his peers. “I’m not sure I deserve the Cattleman of the Year award, but if anybody tries to take it away, I’m gonna fight,” he jokes. “Seriously, I am just trying to represent the cattle industry the best I can. There are too many out there that think they are too busy or don’t want to take the time, but they are the ones that are going to get hurt. I am only one member trying to do what I can. That’s how I want to be remembered. Someone doing right for the industry.”
A pair of boots were graciously donated and raffled off at the 2020 MCA Steak Fry in Sedalia in memory of Paul Gibbs. Thank you to Cooper County Cattlemen and Angell’s Western Wear for the donation and congratulations to Jimmy Long - as he was the winner of the raffle.
MCA Steak Fry Brought Farmers and Elected Leaders Together The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association hosted its 17th Annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry July 11 in the Agriculture Building located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. MCA President Marvin Dieckman said roughly 400 supporters of the association attended the event, which is intended to honor past MCA presidents and raise funds for the association’s policy efforts. He said the funds are used for efforts to advance Missouri agriculture. “We had another fantastic event that truly did its part to recognize the leadership of our past presidents, while also raising funds to ensure we are effective in our legislative efforts,” said Dieckman, who is a fulltime cattle producer from Cole Camp, Missouri. “We were beyond honored to have Governor Mike Parson and Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, who are both cattlemen, at the event. We also had State Treasurer
The Parson’s and the Kehoe’s were at the Steak Fry.
Scott Fitzpatrick, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and many members of the General Assembly from both political parties. We appreciate all of them for coming.” While the crowd was much smaller compared to previous years, the event still brought in a gross of roughly $60,000. All funds raised will benefit the association’s policy efforts.
Left to right are Lonny Duckworth, Bobby Simpson, Jeremy Anstine, Jared Anstine, and Ben Eggers during the pie auction before dinner was served at the Steak Fry.
“MCA is one of the most successful policy organizations representing the interests of Missouri farm and ranch families in the state. We get results. In order to be successful, you have to elect good leaders in Jefferson City and many of them were present for the annual event,” said Dieckman.
Missouri Invests in Meat & Poultry Supply Chain Source: Office of Governor Michael L. Parson ( JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today ( July 22, 2020), Governor Mike Parson and Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced the creation of the Missouri Meat & Poultry Processing Grant in an effort to quickly increase food supply chain resilience in our state. Established by the General Assembly through this year’s budget process, $20 million in CARES Act Funds will be directed to meat & poultry establishments who employ fewer than 200 people. Approved projects will aim to increase food supply resilience by increasing livestock & poultry processing capacity and promote worker safety as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. “As a farmer, I understand firsthand the challenging circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic has created within our agriculture community,” said Governor Parson. “Agriculture is the state’s number one economic driver, and I’m thankful for Senator Justin Brown’s leadership as a fellow cattleman and public servant to make sure these additional needs will be addressed.”
The reimbursement grant will be administered using a tiered system, offering up to $200,000 for each state and federally inspected establishment that also conducts slaughter. State and federally inspected establishments that further process meat & poultry products, but do not conduct slaughter, qualify for up to $100,000 in grant funds. Custom exempt establishments may receive up to $20,000. Grants will be used to reimburse eligible expenses for new and existing establishments that are incurred from March 1, 2020, through November 15, 2020. “Every part of our food system was challenged during COVID-19,” said Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “These funds will be put to work in our local communities to address the unmet needs of our small business community, benefiting both producers and consumers.” Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, capital improvements, utility upgrades, livestock intake and storage equipment, processing equipment, packaging and handling equipment, employee testing strategies, and more. “The Missouri Association of Meat Processors is pleased to learn about this funding that will assist small processors in our state,” said Roger Wibbenmeyer, president of the Missouri Association of Meat Processors. “Processors will be able to make further improvements to their businesses, which will help the economy, and ultimately help keep their local communities fed.” Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2020. The deadline for all expenditure and reimbursement documentation, as well as final reporting, is November 30, 2020.
To learn more about the Missouri Meat & Poultry Processing Grant, please go to: https://agriculture. mo.gov/abd/financial/meatpoultrygrant.php. To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and other financial opportunities available to farmers, ranchers, and small businesses, visit Agriculture. Mo.Gov.
USDA Releases Results of Cattle Market Investigation - MCA Claims Report Strengthens Argument for Change Source: MCA’s Prime Cuts After nearly a year since the initial launch of the investigation into turmoil in the cattle markets following the fire at a Tyson beef processing facility in Holcomb, Kansas, the United States Department of Agriculture July 22, 2020, released the results of its investigation that was expanded to include the current coronavirus pandemic. The 21-page report spearheaded by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service examined price discrepancies during and subsequent to what the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association calls “two black swan events” they say resulted in “financial and economic destruction in the beef cattle industry.” “This report echoes what this association and many others have been saying. It is time for long term structural changes in the cattle markets. We cannot continue to hope for the best and kick the can down the road and leave these problems for the next generation to deal with,” said Mike Deering. “Our Board has stated clearly, time and time again, that the lack of price discovery and transparency is causing market suppression and our policy demands a change. The confidentiality guidelines in Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting need eliminated to allow all the information to be reported so we truly know the value of cattle.”
The report states, “One of the underlying concerns about price discovery is the declining number of participants in the negotiated cash market. As the number of participants has diminished, confidentiality guidelines have resulted in periods when prices cannot be reported in certain regions (e.g. Colorado), leading to concerns about price transparency. A reduction in non-reporting will provide improved price discovery. Most notably, a combination or reshuffling of reporting regions - a change that could be made without legislative action - could ultimately expand the market data released to the public. However, there has not been industry consensus on such a recommendation to date.” Deering stated that a strong coalition of state associations are “laser focused” on the issues of price discovery and transparency and noted he was encouraged by USDA’s stated willingness to assist. The report stated, “USDA stands ready to assist stakeholders and policymakers as they continue to explore options to improve price discovery, level the playing field between producers and large meat packers in negotiating prices and procurement methods, and to foster a more transparent relationship between the prices for live cattle and the resulting products.”
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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn, Soybeans Source: USMEF
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Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastestgrowing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. These producers support the international promotion of U.S. beef, pork and lamb by investing a portion of their checkoff dollars in market development efforts conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
Value to U.S. Corn and Soybean Crop from Red Meat Exports
USMEF has released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and soybean producers. The original study was conducted in 2016 with updates also released in 2018 and 2019. Key findings from the latest version, which utilizes 2019 export data, include:
In 2019, pork exports contributed 9% of the per bushel price of soybeans ($0.76/bushel) of an annual average price of $8.43. With total production of 3.55 billion bushels, the value of pork exports was $2.7 billion to the U.S. soybean crop.
In 2019, U.S. beef and pork exports used 480 million bushels of corn. Corn revenue generated by pork exports totaled $1.8 billion (480 million bushels x average annual price of $3.75/bushel).
“The value of red meat exports to corn is higher than the previous year, both in cents per bushel and percentage of total price,” explained Dave Juday, senior analyst for World Perspectives, Inc., who conducted the original study and subsequent updates. “Soybean prices last year trended lower overall, so the total value of pork exports to U.S. soybeans - in terms of cents per bushel - is not as large as in our last update. But the value added as a percentage of the per bushel price remained steady.”
In 2019, U.S. pork exports used 2.12 million tons of soybean meal, which is the equivalent of 89.2 million bushels of soybeans. Soybean revenue generated by pork exports totaled $751.7 million (89.2 million bushels x average annual price of $8.43/bushel).
USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said quantifying the value delivered by beef and pork exports is reassuring to corn and soybean producers, who provide critical support for USMEF’s efforts to expand global demand for U.S. red meat.
Beef and pork exports also used about 3 million tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in 2019 at an annual average price of $137/ton. This generated
“These are challenging times for everyone in U.S. agriculture, with producers facing difficult choices every day,” Halstrom said. “USMEF greatly appreciates the foresight and confidence shown by the corn and soybean sectors when they invest in red meat exports, and this study provides a detailed analysis of the value delivered by that investment.”
Value of Red Meat Exports’ Feed Use of Corn and Soybeans
In 2019, beef and pork exports contributed more than 12% of the per bushel price of corn ($0.46/bushel) of an annual average price of $3.75/bushel. With total production of 13.62 billion bushels, the value of pork exports to the U.S. corn crop was $6.26 billion.
Production Challenges, Economic Headwinds Slow Red Meat Exports in May Source: USMEF U.S. beef and pork exports trended lower in May, due in part to interruptions in slaughter and processing, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports dropped well below year-ago levels and recorded the lowest monthly volume in 10 years. Pork exports remained higher than a year ago but were the lowest since October 2019. “As protective measures related to COVID-19 were being implemented, plant disruptions peaked in early May with a corresponding temporary slowdown in exports,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Unfortunately the impact was quite severe, especially on the beef side. Exports also faced some significant economic headwinds, especially in our Western Hemisphere markets, as stay-at-home orders were implemented in key destinations and several trading partners dealt with slumping currencies.”
year-over-year but 16% below the first quarter monthly average. May exports increased year-over-year to China/ Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, but trended lower to Mexico, Japan, Canada and South Korea. For January through May, exports were 30% ahead of last year’s pace in volume (1.35 million mt) and 37% higher in value ($3.53 billion). USMEF’s full January-May summary for U.S. pork, beef and lamb exports, including market-specific highlights, is available online.
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Halstrom noted that the recent rebound in beef and pork production will help exports regain momentum in the second half of 2020. The global economic outlook is challenging, but he looks for export volumes to recover quickly in most markets as U.S. red meat remains an important staple, not only in the United States but for many international consumers as well. “In what has been a remarkably turbulent year, consumer demand for U.S. red meat has proven very resilient,” he said. “Now that production has substantially recovered, the U.S. industry is better able to meet the needs of both domestic and international customers. While the foodservice and hospitality sectors face enormous challenges, they are on the path to recovery in some markets while retail demand remains strong. Retail sales have also been bolstered by a surge in e-commerce and innovations in home meal replacement, as convenience remains paramount.”
May pork exports totaled 243,823 mt, 12% above a year ago but down 13% from the monthly average for the first quarter of 2020. Export value was $620.9 million, up 9%
May beef exports were down 33% from a year ago to 79,280 metric tons (mt), with value falling 34% to $480.1 million, as shipments were higher than a year ago to Hong Kong and China but trended lower to most other markets. For January through May, beef exports fell 3% below last year’s pace in volume (512,596 mt) and 5% lower in value ($3.14 billion).
Year-Round Marketing Yields Results Source: American Hereford Association KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cattle producers who work year-round to set their animals up for success — through nutrition management, for example — strive for the best possible outcome. The same is true when it comes to marketing. The American Hereford Association is equipping members with knowledge and tools they need to be impactful marketers in all market conditions. Mark Johnson, Hereford breeder and livestock marketing agent, shared advice during The Brand Marketing Summit last fall. Step one, he says, is knowing your operation and what sets it apart. “One important thing is trying to define who you are as an organization,” Johnson says. “What are your strengths, and once you identify that, how to tell people about it.” Each operation runs differently. Finding and employing the best marketing strategies can change the way an operation performs in a very competitive industry.
“There is never ‘one size fits all,’ in my opinion, and there are so many different segments within the Hereford industry on how you can market cattle,” says Jason Barber of Superior Livestock. “Some people can sell horned and polled bulls for a lot of money and volume. Some people have just a handful of cows and they need to market some calves or some show heifers.
Just try to offer [your customers] a marketing product that might fit their business models and help them on sale day.” Building relationships, providing top-quality customer service and keeping the genetic program top-of-mind should all be year-round goals for today’s seedstock producer – along with seeking marketing support. “Consistent effort yields consistent results, in my opinion,” Barber says. “There’s all kinds of ways to promote sales and there’s a lot of people that are professionals in this industry that’ve dedicated their lives and their professionalism to help other people be successful.” At the end of the day, it’s about relationships. “No matter what you are marketing — whether it is fed cattle or feeder cattle or purebred livestock or whatever widget you might be selling — when you’re working with someone, just treat them fairly,” Johnson says. “Develop relationships that you can fall back on when times get tough. If you have a strong brand, you can have a few setbacks and people will still rally around you rather than just focusing on your product.” The American Hereford Association provides a variety of year-round marketing opportunities and resources for marketing beef cattle genetics. For more information visit Hereford.org.
American Angus Association® Names Troy Marshall as Director of Commercial Industry Relations Source: Angus Communications The American Angus Association® recently named Troy Marshall the Director of Commercial Industry Relations. Marshall’s rich experience in the beef industry combined with his industry knowledge makes him a natural fit to connect with commercial producers who utilize Angus genetics targeting the cow-calf, stocker and feeder segments. “I am incredibly excited to have Troy joining our team,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “Troy has such a unique background in multiple facets of the cattle industry and is a real thought leader for our business. His creativity, experience and credibility will be enormous assets to our organization and will advance our efforts with commercial cattlemen to the next level.” Marshall comes to the Angus Association with a wealth of cattle industry knowledge. For over 25 years Marshall has been the owner of Marshall Cattle Company, where he has placed an emphasis on servicing cattlemen with superior Angus and SimAngus genetics. In addition to his time on the ranch, he shared his knowledge as
contributing editor for over 10 years at BEEF Magazine and he was the editor and publisher of The Seedstock Digest, the nation’s first weekly publication aimed at seedstock producers. “The commercial cattlemen has and always will be the primary focus of the American Angus Association and I’m excited to have the opportunity to be part of the team that is focused on creating value for Angus genetics within the commercial industry,” said Marshall. “The commercial industry has done a great job of improving the quality of the product we produce, but they have not always been able to capture the value of the superior genetics and management that they are putting into their cattle. Our goal is to provide the opportunities to help capture that value.” Marshall has also served as the Director of Commercial Programs for the American Maine-Anjou Association and the North American Limousin Foundation and has been a market analyst for CattleFax. These positions have allowed Marshall to develop a trend of commitment to creating opportunities for producers.
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NCBA Responds to Congressional Climate Report Source: NCBA WASHINGTON ( June 30, 2020) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President, Government Affairs, Ethan Lane today released the following statement in response to a new Congressional report on climate change: “The report released today by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is unfortunately the product of partisan discussions that failed to encompass important constituent communities across the country. NCBA is committed to working with Congress to find real solutions that set us on a path toward long-term environmental and economic sustainability.
“All segments of the beef supply chain – ranchers, feeders, haulers, processors, and retailers – play a necessary role in ensuring that beef consumption is a climate solution. Every cattle producer plays a role in cattle’s positive climate impact. Pasture-based operations cultivate healthy soil to improve carbon storage, grazing
reduces fine fuels that contribute to catastrophic wildfire that causes significant air pollution and long-term damage to soil and water health, and advancements in feed efficiency directly reduce methane emissions. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, methane from beef cattle accounts for only 2% of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions while providing a host of opportunities for improved carbon storage in landscapes across the country. “NCBA will continue working to ensure that all segments of the beef supply chain are recognized for their beneficial contributions and do not face punitive measures that unfairly or inaccurately target domestic food and fiber production. Voluntary, inventive-based conservation is the most fruitful path to conserving America’s agricultural land through increased adoption of sustainable management practices. Consistent, achievable conservation goals ensure that all farmers and ranchers, regardless of size or segment, have the necessary resources to continue producing the world’s safest beef.”
NCBA Applauds Introduction Of DIRECT Act WASHINGTON ( June 30, 2020) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the introduction of the bipartisan legislation to create new direct-to-consumer options for beef producers, processors and small meat markets without compromising federal food safety standards or market access under existing trade agreements. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R - At-Large, SD) and Henry Cuellar (D - 28th Dist., TX), the Direct Interstate Retail Exemption for Certain Transactions (DIRECT) Act of 2020 would amend retail exemptions under current law to allow meat processed under state-inspected establishments to be sold across state lines through e-commerce, providing beef producers and local processors alike with more options to market direct-to-consumers. “Over the past few months, more Americans looked to e-commerce to purchase essential goods like beef and an already booming online marketplace further evolved to facilitate purchases and meet consumer demands,” said NCBA President Marty Smith, a family cow-calf operator from Wacahoota, Fla. “The American beef supply chain must evolve to keep up with the speed of commerce and the demands of modern-day consumers. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association supports the DIRECT Act because it helps make it easier for For More Information About Simmental Cattle Please Visit: MissouriSimmental.com
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New Funding for Cattle Producers to Secure Strong Future for the Beef Industry Source: NCBA DENVER ( July 16, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) today announced its partnership with Cargill to provide funding to North American cattle producers to provide practical tools to help manage market shifts, reduce costs, manage finite natural
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events. This includes industry conferences, seminars, and certifications that address animal health and wellbeing, profitability, natural resources, sustainability, genetics, and reproduction education. “This partnership furthers NCF’s vision by advancing the future of the beef industry,” said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. “There is no better way to achieve this than by meeting producers on the ground and supporting access to continuing education through free tools and resources.” Cargill and the NCF will also work with the USRSB to support free virtual education platforms for the entire beef value chain. Additional resources will support the NCBA in promoting producer professional development opportunities.
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