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2016 September 16
Given the multitude of adjustments underway in the cattle markets, it is useful to assess most recent estimates of closeout returns offered in Kansas State University’s (K- State’s) Kansas Feedlot Net Return series to extend understanding of the current situation faced by feedlots.


2016 September 16
“With the recent news from New Zealand of a drought and the decrease in supplies available to import, as well as the strengthening of the New Zealand dollar against the U.S. dollar, the hope for U.S. producers is that there will be less imports, thus taking the pressure off domestic supply,” Sand said.


2016 September 16
But, while potent, auctions are not the only form of cash price discovery. When it comes to the fed cattle markets, auctions are almost unheard of—the Fed Cattle Exchange notwithstanding (see the story on this issue’s cover)—and concern over negotiated cash fed trade grows as its volume declines.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
meeting earlier this month with a high desert range and operation tour in southern Idaho. The meeting drew more than 150 public lands ranchers along with affiliate representatives to engage in the grassroots policy process, hear from agency officials, and discuss critical issues that are impacting the West.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
Along with research, development, training, and education related to agriculture, the nation’s Extension programs have fully embraced the digital age. Both the University of Missouri (MU) and Kansas State University (K-State) Extensions have announced new digital tools to help farmers and ranchers recently.


by WLJ
2016 September 16
The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states.


2016 September 16
Cow/calf producers can’t buy insurance to protect their cattle, but good livestock stewardship will go a long way toward making sure the animals stay in good health, according to Gerald Stokka, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.




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