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PIERRE, SD. – Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says that an infected cow was initially identified in October by meat inspectors during routine inspection at a Texas slaughterhouse. Official animal identification records linked the cow to a Tripp County beef herd.
“China’s largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years and to build a $100 million slaughterhouse in the state.” Read more, share and comment below.
China’s largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to buy $200 million worth of Montana beef over the next three years and to build a $100 million slaughterhouse in the state.
“The agreement came after Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai toured a Gallatin County ranch with U.S. Sen. Steve Daines. It was announced Tuesday when President Donald Trump was in Beijing. Stockgrowers Association Vice President Errol Rice and Miles City rancher Fred Wacker were in Beijing for the signing ceremony.
The deal calls for Montana ranchers to supply beef to JD.com starting in January and continuing through 2020. Stockgrowers spokeswoman Kori Anderson says that’s an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 head of cattle.
Construction on the packing plant is expected to start next spring. A location hasn’t been determined.” Source: NBC Montana
“The wiry, horned Japanese bull stands out in Angus country and DeVries knows it. Part of him relishes it. The 29-year-old DeVries is eager to push back against the traditional ranching practices of his fore-bearers and make his mark on the family business.”
When neighboring ranchers first saw Colter DeVries lead a Wagyu bull into his pasture, they gave him some long looks. “They told me, ‘You better make sure those fence lines are all secure,'” he said. The wiry, horned Japanese bull stands out in Angus country and DeVries knows it.