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2015 July 17
File that under the “highly unlikely to ain’t-gonna-happen,” category, but stay with me. If every single backgrounder and cattle feeder decided they weren’t going to purchase “high risk” calves; if they refused to take unweaned, unvaccinated calves, that’s virtually what would happen.


by DTN
2015 July 10
By John Harrington, DTN Market AnalystGENERAL COMMENTS: From Friday to Friday livestock futures scored the following Changes: Jun LC, Off 3.75; Aug LC, Off 3.70; Aug FC, Off 6.20; Sep FC, Off 6.48; Ju
by USDA
2015 July 10
Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm FridayTrading has been limited in the Texas Panhandle Friday with a few live sales steady with Thursday's trade at 150.00.  Trading and d
2015 July 10
The JBS acquisition includes two Midwest meat processing plants; one in Ottumwa, IA, and the other at Beardstown, IL. Both plants were acquired by Cargill in 1987, and in 2014 they processed a total of 9.3 million hogs. The purchase also includes five feed mills—two in Missouri, and one each in Arkansas, Iowa and Texas—and four hog farms—two in.


2015 July 10
Beef exports moved counter-seasonally lower in May, dropping 14 percent from a year ago to 88,466 metric tons (mt). Export value dipped lower year-over-year for the first time since January, reaching only $556.7 million (down 6 percent). For January through May, exports totaled 430,393 mt, down 10 percent from the same period in 2014.


by DTN
2015 July 10
In a statement delivered in the Rose Garden, Obama said, “In January of 1961, the year I was born, when President Eisenhower announced the termination of our relations with Cuba, he said: ‘It is my hope and my conviction that in the not-too-distant...


by WLJ
2015 July 10
When shopping at the meat counter this Fourth of July, consumers noticed differences in prices per pound compared to last year. A pound of pork chops sold for $3.79 in May 2015 compared to $4.11 per pound in May 2014, a decrease of 7.8 percent. The price of boneless chicken breasts has also fallen, decreasing by 1.


2015 July 10
Producers have many options when it comes to choosing a time and a method to market their calves. There is the option to market calves at weaning straight from the cow, the option to market calves after a backgrounding period, the option to market...


2015 July 10
Generally, mid- to latesummer is a time when cow/ calf producers relax a little. Calving is over, cows and calves are on summer pastures and typically it is a relatively uneventful time. But as summer progresses, producers should be on the lookout for summer calf pneumonia.


2015 July 10
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) joined 12 other agricultural, building, and resource industry groups in filing a lawsuit over WOTUS. The suit names as defendants: the EPA; EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy; the.


2015 July 10
An eastern Oregon family with a long history in ranching is fighting to keep its cow/calf operation afloat against an onslaught of blows from the federal government. Two members of the Hammond family have been charged under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 for starting two range fires that ended up on federal land.


2015 July 10
“Plant stage and maturity at the time of cutting directly impact the quality of the final hay, whether grass, alfalfa or a mixture of forages,” says Fara Brummer, area Extension Service Livestock Systems Specialist at North Dakota State University’s (NDSU’s) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter.


2015 July 10
The Poudre Water Sharing (PWS) group, made up of representatives from Cache la Poudre River Basin irrigation companies and the city utilities and special districts that provide municipal and industrial water from the Poudre, advised the research...


2015 July 10
Continuously grazing is where animals are left in a designated area until the end of the grazing season, or until they run out of forage. This type of grazing management will lead to poor nutrient distribution from urine and feces, and will also result in the lowest utilization rate of pasture forages.


by WLJ
2015 July 10
The grant, from the US- DA's Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, is intended to increase the availability and consumption of local beef in Montana’s schools and communities and help improve Montana beef producers’ and meat processors’ viability and sustainability.


2015 July 10
Providing safe and healthful food for the world is something American farmers and ranchers have supported for many years. In an attempt to reaffirm that position, a coalition of farm and international development organizations and agricultural-related foundations recently sent a letter to U.S.




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