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.
Emotions on the subject sometimes run high and facts can be the first fatality as the level of discourse becomes more heated, whether the debate be among those within the cattle industry or with outside groups, said Clint Rusk, Head of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU’s) Department of Animal Science.
The cattle industry has experienced plenty of grief since the market started its downward spiral in June 2015. Feeder cattle prices declined nearly 40 percent during the six-month period, ending just before Christmas 2015, resulting in a roughly $600 per head lower price for a 750-pound feeder steer.
High mountain disease (HMD)—also known as brisket disease or high altitude disease—is a common condition ranchers at high altitudes have to manage. But there are also many other considerations including availability of forage and water. Ranchers also must contend with pressures from the public and predators.
significantly from 37 percent nationally in 2010 to 25 percent today,” noted the AMS announcement of the move. “This occurred as the supply chain moved to using more formulas and forward contracts to market cattle more efficiently. This has consequently reduced opportunities for price discovery in the negotiated market.
USFS said that most of the 2016 large fires have burned in Southern California in the urban interface where there are billions of dollars in assets and 22 million people. These urban interface fires are costly to fight. For example, USFS spent $245 million on this year’s Soberanes Fire on the Los Padres National Forest, protecting over $6.
The objective evaluation of seedstock cattle through things like EPDs (expected progeny differences), indexes and genomics has been implemented for many years, but taking these same tools to help value feeder cattle is just starting to gain steam.
Enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was intended to prevent the extinction of species through recovery and removal from the threatened and endangered list. However, after more than four decades, the ESA is failing with a recovery and delisting rate of less than 2 percent.
Do you have your market umbrella out? The sky is falling again. The cash fed cattle trade was ugly last week as cash prices again flirted with the $100 point. Trade volume was surprisingly high and sales came surprisingly early. Over 60,000 head had been confirmed sold by close of trade Wednesday at $103-104 live and $160-163 dressed prices.
and enhance the procedures by which the Services evaluate petitions under section 4(b)(3) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Services said the revisions will also maximize the efficiency with which they process petitions, making the best use of available resources.
American television sets were tuned to the first 2016 general election presidential debate, breaking previous records. Many additional millions watched the debate online. There’s no telling exactly how many Americans—or non-Americans—viewed the debates, but estimates range above 100 million.
This continues the discussion that ran in the Aug. 15 issue on tax alternatives to assist with higher education costs. Section 529 college savings plans, already a popular tool for parents and grandparents to invest funds for a youngster’s higher education costs, were recently enhanced by Congress.
Improvements in how efficiently inputs are transformed into outputs, known as Total Factor Productivity (TFP), fueled almost all of the output growth. Advancements in technology—such as improvements to machinery, seeds, and farm structures—enabled agricultural TFP to grow an average of 1.
The announcement of a new agreement that will open China to Canadian beef appears to be a significant development and a sign of a warming political relationship between the two nations, according to officials of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), who are interested to see the ramifications of this agreement for U.
The effects of cold temperatures on feed intake, the type of breeding system used in beef cattle and adding pea starch to feedlot finishing diets, and the quality of the hay harvested from roadside ditches were a few of the beef cattle topics North...
The project will include a 55,000 sq. foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space and increase the plant’s capacity to produce fresh ground beef, beef and pork cuts, and meal kits that are ready for distribution to retail grocers. The expansion is underway and scheduled to be completed in July 2017.
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America, recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry. Those firms that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, feeding management skills and precise marketing to achieve success with the harvest of a superior beef carcass earn the award.
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America, recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry. Those firms that have successfully combined superior Red Angus genetics, feeding management skills and precise marketing to achieve success with the harvest of a superior beef.