The United States loves its hamburgers.

The perfect marriage of juicy beef and comforting carbs is a menu staple, from fast food to fine dining establishments. The iconic dish has its own day (May 28) and its own month (May). Not that anyone needs an excuse to eat one.

In fact, in … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS | June 26, 2020

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to instances $5 higher by the end of the week. Trade activity was moderate on good demand, especially on yearlings. The panhandle had welcomed … Read More

Source: Beef News Now | June 18, 2020

Consumers likely have misconceptions about beef. Myths such as “methane from cattle is the leading cause of climate change” and “land that cattle graze could be used to grow crops for … Read More

Do you know if your county is under a burn ban? Besides restricting activities that include open flame, a ban could also affect outdoor work such as welding, depending on your location. Burn bans in Texas are enacted at the local level, so the most up-to-date information would … Read More

Wholesale meat prices have hit a wall. The choice beef cutout on Friday settled at $261.48/cwt, a 28% decline in just one week and 45% lower from the peak on May 12. While the popular press is still running stories about COVID-19 cases in meat packing plants and limited meat supplies, the reality is that most packing plants have quickly recovered from the virus shock of a few weeks ago.

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As damaging flooding hits portions of Mexico and Central America due to Tropical Storm Christobal, the National Hurricane Center has issued storm surge and tropical storm watches for states in the Northern Gulf of Mexico coastal region. Heavy rainfall is expected in areas of East Texas and across Louisiana … Read More

May 14, 2020

By Greg Hanes, Cattlemen’s Beef Board chief executive officer

We’ve never seen anything like this current beef situation; actually, in our lifetimes, we have never seen an economic situation like this that’s affected every industry, including ours. All aspects … Read More

Missy Bonds, manager of Bonds Ranch headquartered in Saginaw, Texas, says there is no meat shortage, but a bottleneck at the meat processing plants due to COVID-19, has caused uncertainty in the market and volatility in cattle prices. 

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Source: USDA ESMIS | May 7, 2020

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold 4.00-8.00, with instances up to 14.00 higher. Trade was active on very good demand as momentum increased throughout the week. Offerings included loads of cattle … Read More

Concern is mounting over a potential meat shortage, with more than a dozen processing plants shut down during the coronavirus shutdown. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY and talks to TSCRA Director Missy Bonds. See the video..