Search: in Authors List
 

Livestock News

by WLJ
2016 October 14
Never before has the agriculture industry faced as many challenges as we do today, and they are not expected to subside anytime soon. We have all seen the statistics: 9 billion people by 2050. Feeding this increased population will require at least a 60 percent increase in agricultural productivity.
by WLJ
2016 October 14
In the article on Sept. 23, 2016, “NCBA files for intervener status in checkoff case,” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) made false statements regarding the beef checkoff audits. Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) would like to set the record straight.
2016 October 14
Cash fed cattle trade got underway relatively early last week. On Thursday afternoon, over 83,000 head had been confirmed sold, half of it that day, but the other half of it on Tuesday and Wednesday. The apparent trend towards earlier trading and more distributed sale volumes might be a good thing, but the prices sure weren’t.


2016 October 14
If you’re a market watcher, you’ve noticed the extreme drop-off in trim prices this year. A history-focused market watcher would additionally note today’s 50 percent lean trim prices are almost half of what they were when consumer panic over “pink slime”— properly called lean fine-textured beef—tanked that market in 2012.


by WLJ
2016 October 14
Smith served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After the service, he enrolled in college, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


2016 October 14
There’s a truism in life that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Physics brings us another consideration, however; measuring an outcome can change it. This dynamic seems to apply in the cattle and beef markets and USDA’s Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program, often called “Mandatory Price Reporting” in the cattle industry.


2016 October 14
Instead, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) put regulations in place on federal land meant to alleviate the threats to the bird. But a new industry report released last Tuesday suggests the regulations are biased against livestock grazing, and could do more harm than good.


by WLJ
2016 October 14
Becoming Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified allows us to share our story and ensure consumers that we are responsibly raising a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply. BQA practices show us the best management practices for handling cattle, tending to their health, and taking care of the environment.
2016 October 7
Despite calls for a late-week trade in the cash fed cattle market, by Thursday afternoon over 62,000 head had been confirmed sold throughout the week. Prices were slightly lower than the prior week—$99-103 live and $157-160 dressed—which was in keeping with early-week expectations, but the speed at which the trade was accomplished was unexpected.


by WLJ
2016 October 7
Lowell Minert—lifelong Angus breeder, cattleman, husband, father, and grandfather—left this world on Sept. 29, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1940 to Berniece (Walker) and Emery Minert, and married Carrol Roseberry on June 24, 1962. Together, they raised three children and were blessed with seven grandchildren.


2016 October 7
He explained that creek water, in addition to being cold because it is generally snow melt/snow runoff, is coldest because of its exposure to the air. Keeping things—water, pipes, or stock tanks—in the ground helps keep them insulated and warmer than things exposed to the air.
2016 October 7
NSIP record-keeping methods are being used extensively in other major sheep producing countries including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, he said. And there are a few breed groups in the U.S. that are using the technology to good advantage to make significant gains in the genetic potential of their sheep.


2016 October 7
Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida are all widely considered toss-up states in this year’s election. Most of those states additionally see so-called “freshman” senators—those who have only served one term—defending their seat for the first time.




LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!