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News Update

June 2, 2016

Beef Export Numbers Mixed

In March, beef exports reached 186.9 million pounds, which is a 0.9% increase compared to March of 2015. That’s according to USDA figures, which point to an increase in exports to South Korea, Mexico and Japan, although exports have decreased to the Philippines and Canada.

Due to the continued strength of the U.S. dollar, foreign beef demand decreased 13% in 2015, and that trend has continued into 2016.

Cattle imports are comparable to last year, bringing in nearly 140,000 Mexican cattle in the month of March.

Currently, USDA expects fed-cattle prices to average $160 per hundredweight for 2016.

Learn more on this week’s The Angus Report.

BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium
Registration Due June 7

Save $50 and register by June 7 for the 2016 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. Themed “Progress on the Prairie,” this year’s event will be June 14-17 in Manhattan, Kan., and headquartered at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center.

Online and pdf registration options are available at Walk-in registration will be available during the event, but you can save $50 and register online by June 7.

This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours. The first morning’s general session — “Opportunities for the Beef Value Chain: Can we become more coordinated and more profitable?” — will feature Ted Schroeder and Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University (K-State); John Stika, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB); Brad Morgan, Performance Food Group; and Keith Belk, Colorado State University (CSU). The second day’s general session, “Protecting producer profit for the future,” will include David Lalman, Oklahoma State University; Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranch; Mark Enns, CSU; and Clay Mathis, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management.

For more information, please view the full BIF news release online.

Culver’s Raises $56,500 to Support Agriculture

More than 550 Culver’s restaurants across 23 states sold more than 48,000 scoops of fresh frozen custard during the second annual Scoops of Thanks Day on May 5, raising $56,500 for agricultural education. Guests received a scoop of fresh frozen custard for a $1 donation to FFA or other local agricultural organizations.

“Our guests appreciate the hard work farmers put into producing our nation’s food as much as we do,” said David Stidham, vice president of marketing for Culver’s. “We’re glad to be able to set aside a day when the entire Culver’s community can show their gratitude and make a contribution to support the next generation of farmers.”

Scoops of Thanks Day is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers program, which recognizes the hard work and commitment of the farmers who feed the nation. To date, the Thank You Farmers initiative has raised nearly $1 million in support of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, local FFA chapters and a variety of local agricultural organizations. To learn more about the program and how to get involved, visit

For more information, please view the full Culver’s news release online.

NPPC CEO Neil Dierks Statement On
New National Pork Board CEO

“On behalf of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), its strategic investment partners and allied industry companies, I congratulate Bill Even on being chosen as CEO of the National Pork Board.

“As a diversified crop and livestock farmer and the former South Dakota secretary of agriculture, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important job. I look forward to working with him on promoting the interests of America’s pork producers as they continue to provide the safest, most nutritious pork to the domestic and international markets.”

Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference

The fifth Grazing Livestock Nutrition Conference is scheduled for July 17-19, 2016, in picturesque Park City, Utah.

Register today to take advantage of the $25 savings. Discounts end at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Fri., June 3.

The meeting will focus on enhancing management, production and sustainability of grazing ruminants in extensive landscapes.

Please join us for the exciting and informative plenary sessions, posters and networking opportunities at the Canyons Resort in the mountains of Park City.



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