Editor Steve Kay
Kay has been Editor and Publisher of Cattle
Buyers Weekly since its inception in 1987. In this capacity, he is
recognized as an authoritative and impartial observer of the North American meat
and livestock industry. He is widely quoted in national and regional daily
newspapers and weekly news magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes
and Business Week.
regularly addresses industry groups in the U.S., Canada and other countries on
the state of the North American meat and livestock industry. He provides keynote
and other presentations to livestock producers, meat packers and importers. He
also provides specialized private briefings to companies and organizations
involved in the industry.
writes a biweekly column for a leading national weekly livestock publication,
the Western Livestock Journal. He is
also Contributing Editor to MEAT&POULTRY
magazine and writes regularly for BEEF
TODAY magazine. Kay is also the author of the U.S.
Livestock Industry Review, a monthly report on the U.S. beef and pork
also has a radio program each week on a leading Midwest agricultural farm radio
network, KRVN, based in Lexington, Neb.
has specialized in writing about the livestock and meat industries worldwide for
30 years. He grew up on a dairy, beef, sheep and hog farm on the South Island of
New Zealand. After graduating from university with a Master's degree in history
and a postgraduate degree in journalism, he worked for daily newspapers in New
For seven years he worked for Europe's top agricultural publication, Farmers Weekly, based in London. During that time, he traveled the world, writing about food production and agricultural politics. Kay started publishing Cattle Buyers Weekly in December 1987.