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April 2016

Grazing Management Improves Profitability
Jim Gerrish offers strategies for improving cow-calf profitability.

Playing with Fire
Sending smoke signals may be the only answer to controlling sericea lespedeza.

Strategies to Improve Poor Pasture
Experts from different regions suggest species and management studies to increase success.

Weed Control
Ohio State offers digital guides to weed identification and management.

Compelling New Crop
Carinata offers potential for crop diversity, livestock feed and jet fuel.

Reduce Risk with a Sound Grazing Lease
Tips offered to enter into an agreeable grazing lease.

Caution: Rough Pastures Ahead
Experts offer strategies for pasture renovation and grass management.

Managing Grass Through Grazing
Understand how grass responds to defoliation.

Solid Footing
American Angus Association collecting hoof scores to generate expected progeny differences.

Talk to Your Vet
Livestock producers need to prepare for veterinary feed directive.

Preventing Mycotic Abortions in Pregnant Cattle
Information to help protect the cow herd and mitigate monetary loss this calving season.

Trading Places
Trading Part 3: North Dakota rancher, restaurateur and chefs take a turn at each other’s role.

$1 Million per Week
Grid premiums for CAB set new record in 2015, reaching cumulative $550 million.

Starting With the Best in Russia
Continents connected by high-quality beef.

Diversified, Yet Focused
Nebraskans use feedback to improve cow herd amid competing demands.

Consumer Trends
Encore Food Solutions CEO offers insight on customer segments and beef demand.

Forages: Principles, Practices & Profitability
Forage specialists emphasize forage-management strategies can lessen reliance on grain.

Simple Steps to More Profitable Pastures
“The easiest and cheapest way to improve profitability is to improve pastures,

Tax & Credit Changes
Tax extenders, bonus depreciation, estate tax, Dodd-Frank and bank consolidation among topics discussed.

Never Quit
Navy seal shares a life built on successful missions.

Cattle Marketing & International Trade
Committee addresses futures contracts, access to markets and currency of Packers & Stockyards Act.

Industry insight
New CBB & NCBA presidents share remarks in closing general session.

Introduction to Risk Management
Managing risk encompasses more than just focusing on cattle prices.

Sustainability for the Future
JBS executive Cameron Bruett clarifies the buzzword as the capacity to endure.

Sustainability is a Group Project
Panelists explore definition of sustainability and what it will take to attain it.

Wendy’s: Sharing Beef Quality Story
Key staff members share Wendy’s support for beef industry, plans for future beef promotions.

Great Flavor, Protein, Nutrition
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine helps kick off 2016 Cattle Industry Convention.

Beef Checkoff Provides Updates
The National Beef Checkoff Program shared updates from many of its contractors with producers and beef industry leaders during the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Diego.

Fostering Consumer Trust
The Beef Checkoff Consumer Trust Committee met Jan. 29 at the Cattle Industry Convention to weigh in on ways to better connect with the beef consumer and how to effectively communicate with an increasingly disconnected audience.

CattleWomen Chart Course
ANCW members continue to strive to engage and educate producers, public.

In Search of Food Security
Childhood experience fuels perspective on food and health — for everyone.

CattleWomen Go Collegiate
Members of the 2016 National Beef Ambassador Program (NBAP) team and members of participating Collegiate CattleWomen’s teams met Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif., as part of the American National CattleWomen’s (ANCW) meetings.

Beating the Buzzer
Students explain how national competition improves knowledge of the beef industry.

Misleading Labels
Food safety expert explains how terms such as ‘natural’ and ‘healthy’ aren’t regulated. FDA comment period open until May 2016.

Exchanging Experience, Improving Knowledge
Australian seedstock producer brings the Outback to the Little Apple.

Finding His Place
Former NJAA member takes his experience to the next level with travel to Thailand as a 40 Chances Global Fellow.

Farm Whisperer
Dave Specht offers tips to maintain family relationships during the farm transition process.

Profitability and Price Discovery Outlook
K-State economists share 2016 profitability predictions and price discovery information.

Marketeers Honored
Birk, Chastain and Stromberg added to Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame.