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Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China

Cattleman ships from southwest Va. to southern China
It’s a long trip from the mountains of Southwest Virginia to southern China, but it was a trip Smyth County cattleman Seth Umbarger was ready to take to help his family farm expand.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



Large cattle operation credits success to teamwork

Large cattle operation credits success to teamwork
Clay Jackson likes to describe his beef cattle operation as a large family farm.



Beef sticks newest niche for grass-fed farm

Beef sticks newest niche for grass-fed farm
Grass-fed beef sticks are the newest niche for Grayson Natural Farms in Grayson County.



Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!

Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!
Whether it’s dressed up or dressed down, beef makes a satisfying meal. Try this holiday appetizer or classic stew from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.



Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat

Marketers beefing up holiday ads featuring red meat
The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has released new ads for the holidays that encourage consumers to make beef the star of family meals.



Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports

Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports
U.S. cattle farmers can now export beef to China, which has opened up a previously closed market.



Virginia is home to growing beef cattle population

Virginia is home to growing beef cattle population
Virginia’s cattle population is currently 1.5 million, which is up about 30,000 head from 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Virginia cattle exports to Canada continue to increase

Virginia cattle exports to Canada continue to increase
Virginia’s marketing efforts of feeder cattle to Canada have paid off.



Family raising quality bulls for more than 70 years

Family raising quality bulls for more than 70 years
On a sweltering June day, 10-year-old Audrey Bennett was busy in Knoll Crest Farm’s air-conditioned office. She answered phones and ran errands and would later help move rocks.



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