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2015 May 8
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USF- WS), together with the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, released their final rule amending some definitions related to incidental take of endangered and threatened species.
by DTN
2015 May 8
The questions are often the same. Does it make sense to give my land to the kids now before it becomes my estate? Or perhaps I should sell some of it during my lifetime? Or is it better to just let them inherit the land? I’ve heard these questions for years, but with our constantly changing tax system, the answers might now be different.
by DTN
2015 May 8
The study has been released shortly before the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to release a final ruling in a case that Canada and Mexico brought against the U.S. over COOL, charging that the labeling regime discriminates against Mexican and Canadian livestock and meat.
2015 May 8
Nichols has always believed in the power of science and the use of objective data with the philosophy that to improve it, you must be able to measure it. Of course what data is economically important will vary by operation, but it is necessary to set base lines for production and goals for where you want to go.
2015 May 8
Agricultural producers often experience feelings of uncertainty that are sourced in many day-to-day issues. The biggest uncertainty is the weather. Those operations that push the limit for production will experience greater uncertainty than those that target production to the long-term average.
2015 May 8
Wolves are a predatory creature with primary food sources being large-hoofed mammals like elk, deer and, as ranchers see too often, cattle. The reintroduction of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico is of concern to ranchers as the pack numbers continue to increase and the accepted range is expanded.
by WLJ
2015 May 8
Although pork exports were down from the large totals recorded in March 2014, export volume was the largest in 11 months at 191,041 mt. This was 9 percent lower than a year ago, but a 10 percent increase from February. Export value of $495.3 million was down 18 percent year-over-year, but up 5 percent from February.
by WLJ
2015 May 8
The grazing season is most commonly thought of as grazing during a period of time while the base forage is actively growing. This works great for producers who are seasonal in nature, such as stocker operators who grow winter annual pasture then completely utilize the pasture with stocker calves.


2015 May 8
As the checkoff’s 2015 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Cow/Calf Award winner, for us, BQA and ranching is a family affair. We strive to teach our four children proper BQA techniques and provide them with every opportunity to expand their own knowledge.
by WLJ
2015 May 8
 Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm FridayThus far for Friday negotiated cash trade has been slow on light to moderate demand in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt with a few
2015 May 1
You are at a feeder sale. A load of 400-pound calves sells for an average of $345 per hundredweight. Later in the day, a load of 700-pounders sells for an average of $225/cwt. What you’ve just seen is the market at work assigning relative value to the differing weights.


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