Father’s Day typically provides a boost to national beef sales, but this year’s bump was called “astounding” by analyst Anne-Marie Rorink, 210 Analytics. Meat department sales as a whole were strong the week ending June 21, Father’s Day weekend, but beef sales in particular stood out. According to … Read More

The Centers for Disease Control has released information regarding the unique challenges of remaining COVID-19 safe at a fair, show or other event involving people and animals.  Some animals have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, including pet cats and dogs in the U.S. To date, there have been no … Read More

Cattle producers concerned about profitability after the COVID-19 crisis has changed the world can take heart in some encouraging words from OSU Extension Livestock Economist Dr. Derrell Peel. On Tuesday’s Beef Buzz podcast, Dr. Peel talks with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about what lies ahead for … Read More

As the fight against COVID-19 continues throughout the U.S., a biotechnology company in South Dakota is using cows to produce human antibodies to fight SARS-CoV-2. Clinical trials using the antibodies will begin this summer. Read more at Drovers… 

After two months of working almost nonstop on COVID-19 and related issues, the variety of topics and issues we’re working on seems to be normalizing. Many of the coronavirus issues, especially the market response, are still front and center and will be for the foreseeable future. However, many of the … Read More

Source: USDA | June 9, 2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Tuesday applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. Across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities were operating more than 95% … Read More

Attend an upcoming webinar by USDA’s Farm Service Agency to learn more about Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) basics and what you should know to enroll in the program. In addition to hearing from CFAP national program specialists, you will also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability … Read More

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. Applications can be submitted electronically by scanning, emailing, or faxing. Please call your … Read More

 Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | June 4, 2020 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus … Read More

Beef processing is nearing year-ago capacity quicker than many experts predicted and Dr. Derrell Peel, OSU Extension livestock market economist explains why in today’s Beef Buzz by the Radio Oklahoma Network. 

We’ve made remarkable progress, faster than many thought, Peel said, and packers have plenty of incentive to get … Read More