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R-CALF USA Presentations and Industry Info

Bill Bullard’s Bull Day Presentation ” Making the U.S. Cattle Industry Great Again” January 13, 2018

Nebraska proposed bill: LB942  (PDF 5K) Feb. 2014
Nebraska State Senators (PDF 133K) Feb. 2014

Joint Letters to Congress, Regarding Fiscal Year 2013 Ag Approp. Bill & The House Ag Committee-approved 2012 Farm Bill September 11, 2012 (PDF 527K)

R-CALF USA’s letter to Secretary Vilsack regarding Drought Relief August 12, 2011 (PDF 48K)

R-CALF USA’s letter to Secretary Vilsack Re: Serious Concerns Regarding FSIS’ Demand for Increased Validation at Downstream Meat Processing Plants April 19, 2010 (PDF 57 K)

R-CALF USA’s The Debilitating Effects of Recently Weakened U.S. Livestock Disease Protections: A Call for Immediate Reform December 17, 2009 (PDF 235 K)

R-CALF USA’s Comments to FSIS on Interstate Meat Shipment November 16, 2009 (PDF 72K)

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard’s Presentation to:

    Missouri Ranchers  – September 23, 2009 (PDF 400K)

    Nebraska Ranchers – October 5, 2009 (PDF 438K)

Organizations (including R-CALF) Amici Curiae (friend-of-the-court) Brief for Pilgrim’s Pride merger Posted September 28, 2009 (PDF 534 K)

Letter to Robert C. Byrd, Chairman of U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security  Re: Request to Homeland Security Appropriations Conferees to Deny Funding for NBAF on U.S. Mainland September 3, 2009 (PDF 10K)

R-CALF USA’s Letter to Chairman Gensler, CFTC July 24, 2009 (PDF 70K)  

R-CALF USA’s Presentation to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan June 2, 2009 (PDF 480K)

Charles Sylvester, General Manager of the Western National Stock Show  2004 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 46K)

Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee  2004 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 482K)

Lee Schatz – Global Beef Trade:  The Challenges Facing U.S. Beef  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 451K)

Barry Carpenter, USDA-AMS –  COOL Presentation  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 310K)

Chuck Weinreis – Four State Working Group Presentation  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 144K)

Abner Womack – The New Farm Bill Regional Rice Implications  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 724K)

C. Robert Taylor – Market Power in the Beef Industry  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 323K)

David P. Anderson – Exchange Rates and Their Impact on Trade Flows  2003 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 116K)

Check out www.friendsforfairness.com for material presented by Charlie McVean at the 2003 National Convention.

R-CALF USA 2001 Convention Book  2001 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 270K)

TPS Trade Negotiations Presentation  2001 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 150K)

TPS Domestic Trends Presentation  2001 R-CALF USA National Convention (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 203K)

Charts and Graphs

Imports outpacing declines in U.S. cattle herd

Choice retail beef vs. Nebraska Direct

Balance of beef, veal, and cattle trade between Canada, Mexico and U.S.A. converted to live cattle equivalent

Balance of cattle and beef trade in pounds

Balance of cattle and beef trade – value including hides

U.S.A. cattle and beef import vs. export expressed as live cattle equivalent

2002 U.S. cattle/beef trade deficit

2002 Choice retail beef vs. Nebraska Direct

1992-2002 Gross Packer Margins vs. Fed Cattle Prices

U.S. Domestic Production vs. U.S. Domestic Consumption

Publications

These booklets were presented to U.S. President Bill Clinton on February 23, 2000 by R-CALF Chairman Leo McDonnell, Jr., Vice-Chair Kathleen Kelley, Director Herman Schumacher, and U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson.

Portrait of an Industry in Crisis (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 459K)

Portrait of an Industry in Crisis – The View from Elected Officials (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 223K)