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by WLJ
2016 August 5
Several interesting things occurred on the science front last week related to the beef industry and agriculture. A pair of unrelated studies were released, one claiming a link between red meat consumption and increased risk of kidney disease. The other implicated meat consumption and sugar consumption as equally to blame for the.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
The AG’s office issued a press release saying more than 5,000 pages of reports, lab results, witness statements and other material were reviewed in reaching a decision. Wasden said the evidence is insufficient to support a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt of the two deputies.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
More of any commodity drives prices lower while less supply moves them higher. Certainly great examples of the latter would be the drought of 2007 driving corn prices up and the cow herd liquidation driving cattle prices higher in 2014. So we do know this supply/demand concept works.


by WLJ
2016 August 5
We write this open letter to the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates and your party to offer guidance as to the path forward for federal land policy in the western U.S. These are the top 10 position statements that would aid in mitigating the rhetoric and in advancing viable solutions associated with the working landscapes in the West:.


by USDA
2016 July 29
The USDA Economic Research Service report, Feed Outlook, for July 2016 shows U.S. corn area in 2016/17 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, of which 86.6 million is expected to be harvested for grain, up 5.9 million from last year. With a national average yield forecast of 168 bushels, corn production this year would reach 14.
2016 July 29
Now is the time to start thinking about marketing opportunities for calves this fall. While prices are well below what was received last year at this time, considerations can be given to the seasonal aspects of feeder cattle prices and the opportunities that may exist to utilize risk management tools.
by USDA
2016 July 29
Following a period of decline due to the farm financial crisis in the 1980s, farm sector debt has trended upward since the mid-1990s but at a slower pace than growth in the 1970s.
by WLJ
2016 July 29
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSDVL) at Kansas State University (K-State) is known for providing bovine testing services to veterinarians and cattle producers nationwide, and is now the new service provider for samples previously submitted to Gold Standard Labs.
by DTN
2016 July 29
Marvin Hall, Professor of Forage Management at Pennsylvania State University, offers producers some pros and cons of storing silage in large round bales. In order to make round bale silage, the forage must be wilted to 50-60 percent moisture, then baled in a round baler, then ensiled inside a plastic cover.
by USDA
2016 July 29
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections cost cattle producers $50 to $100 per head of cattle. Most BVDV vaccines require multiple doses, and that increases production costs. Decades of vaccination and voluntary programs aimed at controlling the virus have reduced the disease’s prevalence but have not eliminated it in the United States.
2016 July 29
Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs designed a traceability system that would allow consumers who bought its beef in a retail store or ordered it in a restaurant to use their smart phones to scan a QR (Quick Response) code to find out about the beef’s origins.
2016 July 29
Did we hit bottom or not? That was the question hanging over most of the cattle and beef markets last week. The prior week saw some spectacularly bad prices for cash fed cattle, the beef cutout, and new lows in the cattle futures markets. Last week was the first opportunity the markets had to see if those lows were the lows of the season or not.





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