Ten lots of steers and one heifer lot ranging from New Mexico to the Corn Belt were offered for sale. Some lots didn’t sell, but at the end of the rapid-fire sale almost 1,000 head had been sold at prices ranging from $105-108.
Personal information about the owners of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) should never have been released by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in 2014, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday, Sept. 9.
“A lot of people store their vaccines in a refrigerator in the garage, or shop or barn but most of the time those refrigerators are the old one that was replaced,” he said. “But even a new refrigerator can have trouble maintaining proper temperatures in some situations.
“Become an agvocate,” they say to farmers and ranchers. “Tell your story. Agvocate!” It is indeed valuable to tell the story of agriculture. Market research repeatedly finds consumers trust farmers and ranchers above most other sources when it comes to information about food.
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is looking for Kansas cattle producers to participate in a study to determine the prevalence of bovine anaplasmosis in cow herds within the state and to investigate management risk factors associated with blood test results.
Fall calving season is (or soon will be) upon the Oklahoma ranches that have fall and winter calving. An issue facing the rancher at calving time is the amount of time heifers or cows are allowed to be in labor before assistance is given.
meeting earlier this month with a high desert range and operation tour in southern Idaho. The meeting drew more than 150 public lands ranchers along with affiliate representatives to engage in the grassroots policy process, hear from agency officials, and discuss critical issues that are impacting the West.
Along with research, development, training, and education related to agriculture, the nation’s Extension programs have fully embraced the digital age. Both the University of Missouri (MU) and Kansas State University (K-State) Extensions have announced new digital tools to help farmers and ranchers recently.
you can use it to check things,” he said. “You can locate lost stock and eventually check fences and waterings. One of the neat things with the more expensive ones is you can program them to run a route, so if you want to check fences, do it once and save that route into the drone.
The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states.
Cow/calf producers can’t buy insurance to protect their cattle, but good livestock stewardship will go a long way toward making sure the animals stay in good health, according to Gerald Stokka, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist.
Soon beef cow/calf producers will be separating calves from cows, and many will precondition those calves through a weaning and vaccination program to help ensure calves remain healthy through the sale and shipping process.
Spring-born calves have already been, or soon will be weaned to meet the 45-day requirement for value-added calf sales. A minimum of a 45-day weaning period is recommended to maximize the benefits of pre-conditioning.
The tradition of calling an auctioneer “colonel” can be traced to the Civil War. After a battle, the winning side would scour the battlefield and collect all the equipment and personal belongings of the deceased. These items were then displayed and auctioned.
Will Epperly, Dunlap, IA, was named Champion at the 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event. Lewiston Livestock Market, Lewiston, ID, hosted the first of three WLAC qualifying events.
Administration leaders gathered last Tuesday at the USDA for a late-morning press event to announce the new trade case against the People’s Republic of China. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was joined by U.S.
As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?” The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports.
U.S. beef production is expected to increase 4-4.5 percent in 2016. This follows annual decreases of 5.7 percent in 2014 and 2.3 percent in 2015. A 12-month moving average of beef production reached a low in October of 2015—the lowest since May of 1994—and has been increasing since.