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2016 December 2
Embedded in that question is the need to control costs. However, the fiscal focus points do change, depending on what phase of the beef system with which an individual is involved. These focus points are very evident when the differences between the acre-based cow/ calf producer are compared with the individual animal based point of harvest.


by USDA
2016 November 25
Many of the differences between rural and urban economies reflect differences in their industrial composition. While service industries account for the largest share of jobs and earnings in both rural and urban areas, rural areas are more dependent on manufacturing and industries producing primary goods—such as farming, forestry and mining.
by DTN
2016 November 25
Harvest 2016 isn’t officially over, but already predictions of a fourth and fifth consecutive year of grim commodity prices in 2017 and 2018 are putting a damper on agricultural lenders’ attitudes.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
Daniels was known for his singing, good humor, horsemanship, and award-winning Purebred Hereford Cattle. He was an active member in the LDS Church. He held several callings including Bishop from 1990- 1996 and working with Gloria in the Logan Temple for eight years.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
Maynard Hogberg of Ames, IA, was honored with a Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Nov. 13 by the Kentucky State Fair Board. This tradition has been going on for 113 years. It honors leaders who have demonstrated lifetime achievements and provided valuable service to animal agriculture.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. Applications will be made available in local service centers and will be accepted through Feb.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
The project allows producers to see what can happen if they keep and feed calves after weaning instead of selling them. Each producer may consign two or three calves to the project. Those calves are fed to market weight at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) feedlot, then harvested.
2016 November 25
After 4 months of age, the foal’s nutritional requirements exceed that provided by the mare’s milk, and most foals are eating grain and forage on their own. Therefore, the first step in the weaning process should include ensuring the foal is eating a good quality hay and comfortable eating a well-balanced ration containing 14-16 percent protein, 0.
by WLJ
2016 November 25
The program is an opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable cattle-feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feedyard performance and carcass merit, and then compare the information to actual performance data.
2016 November 25
Adding a cover crop to the rotation plan that livestock can graze can improve soil health and help protect the environment. That’s the premise behind a four-year, nearly $4 million USDA project, spearheaded by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Assistant Professor Sandeep Kumar of the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science.
2016 November 25
It is a first for the MSU Steer-A-Year program. “Our new development this year is there will be quality beef from steers raised and fed in our Steer-A-Year class for beef dishes served in the MSU Miller Dining Hall and at other university events,” said Hannah DelCurto Wyffels, instructor of the class and MSU’s Livestock Judging Team Coach.
2016 November 25
Apparently not. To the potential disappointment of the scientific community, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) unanimously voted to approve a proposal on Nov. 18 that would, among other things, ban plants and animals produced using gene editing technology from being considered organic.


2016 November 25
As the beef industry looks forward and market prices continue to squeeze the cow/calf producer, the questions of cost control certainly surface. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, the cost spread in the limited number of production systems the center can study is $300.
2016 November 25
“Suppose we could only make 1 million cars. If the auto industry was limited for some reason, what would they do? Would they make small, cheap vehicles or big, premium, expensive cars?” An industry observer asked that question at a cattle feeders’ meeting this summer.
2016 November 25
“The forecast going into next year, I think, is bright as far as recovering some of our export markets,” Ross Wilson—President and CEO Texas Cattle Feeders Association— told audiences at the recent American Bankers Association’s Agricultural Bankers Conference, held in Indianapolis, IN.




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