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by WLJ
2016 August 26
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will speak at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), on Sept. 13 as a guest of the developing Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Ishige will address the progress made toward Asia-Pacific economic integration and the role of the U.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The concept is simple and the analysis is the same regardless of the sector of the beef industry; beef producers are margin operators. Similar to other manufacturing businesses, you have inputs and outputs. You have fixed costs and variable costs.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
By now, you have certainly heard that changing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations (VFD, Guidance 209 and 213) will change the way we use antibiotics in the near future. But what does that mean for your ranch or feedyard and what do you need to do about it? The short answer is to get to know your veterinarian, and make it official.


by DTN
2016 August 26
Depending upon shifting political agendas, many professional and amateur economists (past, present and future) insist that demand is much more complicated, significantly shaped, stretched, and shrunk by realities ranging from country of origin to...



2016 August 19
Reality disappointed early-week projections of a strong-steady cash market last week. By close of trade last Thursday, over 78,000 head had been confirmed sold at prices ranging from $116-118.50 live and $185-187 dressed. These levels were down from the prior week’s $117-120 live and $186-188 dressed ranges

2016 August 19
Regaining access to export beef to China remains a priority for producers in the U.S. The market to that country was closed in 2003 after a cow in Washington State tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has since classified

2016 August 19
In the summer months, cattle will consume approximately two gallons of water per hundred pounds of body weight. Heat waves may increase this intake by 50 percent or more. If the water source you have is high in iron or sulfur, this represents a dramatic increase in.

by DTN
2016 August 19
Average June prices for hanwoo beef stood at 19,142 won ($16.89) per kilogram ($37.24/lb.), an increase of 20.8 percent from the previous year. Hanwoo is a local breed that shares traits with both European and African cattle breeds and its heavily marbled meat is prized by Koreans as of greater value than imported beef.

by WLJ
2016 August 19
Projected production for 2016 rose slightly to 25.03 billion pounds and rose to 25.86 billion pounds for 2017. The report credited the increase for 2016 on higher-than-projected third-quarter slaughter which is currently underway. The increases made to the 2017 production estimates were credited to the projected decline in feed prices.

by DTN
2016 August 19
The 64-person committee announced by the campaign last Tuesday has five current members of Congress, including the chairmen of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees; as well as eight current or former governors; nine current or former

2016 August 19
The nonprofit Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) produced an interesting report about the growing wildfire threat last week. They asked the question, “Did larger fires lead to larger wildfire budgets, or larger wildfire budgets lead to larger fires and greater suppression expenditures?”

2016 August 19
Contrary to what many agricultural families think, land does not need to be exchanged for other land. You can exchange land into many types of investment property, such as office buildings, rental houses, apartment complexes, storage facilities, retail strip malls, etc.

2016 August 19
When you have just enough cows to name them all, it’s easy to characterize them by appearance, temperament and some might even say personality. Kids like to find names to fit. Twister was one of ours 20 years ago, an outlier for poor docility that left no daughters in the herd.

by DTN
2016 August 12
If the student is working on the farm for some part of the year, compensation can be a great tool. The student’s salary isn’t subject to income tax until it exceeds the standard deduction ($6,300 for 2016). Normally, there will be the 15.


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