In his first address to an agricultural trade association as a member of President Obamas Cabinet, U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Ron Kirk told members of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) that he is committed to making U.S. exports a cornerstone of the nations economic recovery.
The number of cattle in U.S. feedlots on May 1 declined from prior year levels for the 13th consecutive month, USDA reported May 22. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the number of cattle on feed in U.S. lots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.
Wet weather across several major corn-growing states has resulted in a delay in planting thats even worse than the one caused by last years flooding in the upper Midwest. That situation has some analysts predicting that corn prices could skyrocket. Some predictions are already calling for corn to rise above the $6 mark by the summer of 2010.
Ranching in Wyoming has been a way of life for many people who are either actively involved, or who maintain ties to ranching by helping relatives, friends, and neighbors on their operations. Farson, WY, has been the longtime home to cattle ranchers Lee and Silva Harns, who are now retired from ranching.
Total red meat supplies in freezers April 30 were up 1 percent from March but down 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDAs monthly Cold Storage report. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the pre vious month but down 7 percent from last year.
I fully expect that were going to see more formal water markets emerge throughout the state as our water issues and scarcity become more pressing con- cerns, said Karina Schoengold, University of Nebras- kaLincoln assistant profes- sor of natural resources and environmental economics.
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $41.5 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 reflecting a slight decrease from the FY 2009 budget, but down more than 15 percent from 2008.
Fed cattle trade started at steady money last week in most areas with initial trade at $84-85 live basis in Texas, Colorado and Nebraska. Early live sales in Nebraska were in the $135-136 range. Market analysts predicted trade would come in steady with the prior week at mostly $84-85 live and $135-138 when fully developed last week.
USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last Monday conducted the second in a round of seven listening sessions scheduled to take place around the country in an effort to seek inputs on the federal National Animal ID System (NAIS).
Animal is the 10th born after the country’s feed ban was implemented. The Canadian Food Inspection A g e n c y (CFIA) confirmed the country’s 16th domestic case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in an 80-month-old dairy cow. The information
Last week, a coalition of senators introduced a bill they say will bring fairness back to livestock markets and protect small ranchers in the U.S. The legislation, named the Livestock Marketing Fairness Act, introduced by Sens.
Richard Earl (Dick) Mahon Sr. passed away at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, ID, on May 12, 2009. He was born on the Historic Mahon Ranch in Elk Grove, CA, on Jan. 12, 1926, to John William and Bertha Mae (Nelmes) Mahon. He graduated from Elk Grove Union High School and earned an athletic scholarship to Stanford University.
In a conference call reviewing earnings for JBS USA, CEO Wesley Batista said in order to improve his companys financial performance, his company will try to cut costs and expand its export business, of which Japan plays a crucial part. Batista expressed confidence that Japans age limit, which currently limits imports of U.
The Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Beef Team is pleased to announce the 2009 beef producer field day taking place on Friday, June 19. This years program will be held at the feedlot of Teague Diversified in Fort Morgan, CO, and will showcase a variety of topics pertinent to todays beef industry.
The economy is upsidedown, and so are determinants of carcass value. Whether these are shortlived aberrations or signs that long-held paradigms are shifting, the current landscape provides fodder for debate.
The Wisconsin-based conservation organization Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Cattlemens Association, the Colorado Cattlemens Agricultural Land Trust, and EnCana Oil Gas (USA) Inc., is proud to name John and Carolyn Dohertys Mesa de Maya Ranch as the winner of the 2009 Leopold Conservation Award in Colorado.
Mark your calendars now for the sixth annual Young Agriculture Leadership Conference (YALC) to be held Oct. 2-4 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, MT. This conference targets agricultures next generation of leaders, ages 18-40, from across the state to gather the skills and experiences that they will need to be successful industry leaders.