As much as 100 million bushels of U.S. corn could be lost after heavy snowstorms in recent days likely delayed until spring the final stages of an already historically slow harvest, analysts and meteorologists said last Monday..
Basse says beef consumption in the U.S. is at its lowest level in 12 years, but demand around the world is increasing with population and wealth from India to China. Until 1998, the average Chinese person made less than $1,000 a year. Today, its $3,900 and rising.
Concerns over the impact of the midsummer detection of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a Rock County, NE, herd appear to be easing as the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) nears the end of its epidemiological testing. The investigation has included the tracing and testing of about 20,000 head of cattle.
Despite blizzards and snarled air traffic nationwide, a diverse crowd of cattle producers, range scientists and government agency employees from across the country turned out to attend last week’s Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV.
Cattle on feed numbers for Dec. 1 dropped 1 percent from the same date last year, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency reported 11.3 million head were on feed in yards with capacity greater than 1,000 head at the start of the month
National Beef Inc. said that it would indefinitely postpone its initial public offering (IPO) of stock last week as a result of the soft market environment in New York. Today, National Beef postponed its planned initial public offering due to current weakness in the IPO market, a spokesman said after the announcement.
Topics will include feeding programs; feeds and animal requirements; optimizing nutrient use; carcass quality; facility management; diseases, treatments and health programs; feed delivery; bunk reading; waste and nutrient management; ration...
If landowners plant trees to the extent the model suggests, this would be disruptive to agriculture in some regions of the country, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. I dont believe the results ... are necessarily an accurate depiction of the impacts of climate legislation.
Even at this time of year when American farm families are typically looking forward to planning for the new year, some are struggling. A spouse may have lost an off-farm job, a family member may not fully know his place in an operation, and others have been hit by low prices for what they produce.
Houston, and his wife of 59 years, Nita, have owned the Aristocrat Angus Ranch west of Platteville, CO, since 1965. But that is only part of the reason they will be named the 2010 Friend of the National Western Stock Show by the Red Meat Club of Denver at the stock show next month.
Recently, Kobe Beef America (KBA) proudly announced that R.L. Freeborn, president and founder, was awarded the American Wagyu Association 2009 Producer of the Year Award. Freeborn pioneered the development of Wagyu cattle in the U.S., taking the famous animal typically used for Japanese delicacies and creating an American-style Kobe beef.
USCA Executive Vice President Jess Peterson presented the keynote address at the Women Involved in Farm Economics 33rd annual convention in Syracuse, NY, on Nov. 12 and on Nov. 14, Peterson joined USCA Director Danni Beer at the Independent Beef Association of North Dakotas annual meeting in Bismarck, ND.
Finding broad solutions to the states ongoing water problems drew plenty of discussion last week as delegates to the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) Annual Meeting fine-tuned the organizations water policy.
Land management and conservation agencies have traditionally performed rangeland management activities based predominately on technical information resulting from scientific research. However, rancher experience and knowledge is an untapped resource that could help broaden the scope of these activities and lead to more sustainable land management.
A California judge recently issued a tentative ruling that invalidated the 2003 Colorado River Water Pact (CRWP), the agreement which governs how water from the river is divided among users in the seven states of the watershed. Under the agreement, California agreed to
The 2010 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is preparing for its 104th year. This year’s show will run Jan. 9-24, 2010, at the historic Denver Stockyards. There is an array of activities that will appeal to the whole family at the 2010 NWSS. The livestock on display will provide
In order to become a more nimble organization which will be better able to respond to changes and challenges in the beef industry, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has spent the past two years evaluating its options for a major
Pork exports increased in October with total shipments of 164,092 metric tons representing the secondlargest monthly volume this year and pork muscle cut exports reaching their highest volume of 2009 at 128,392 metric tons.
Washington Angus Association President Mike Forman and his wife, Paulette, president of the Kittitas County Cattlewomans Association, recently welcomed approximately 70 QFC staffersincluding meat department managers, merchandisers and directorsto Trinity Farms.
The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) will be hosting the prestigious International Livestock Congress-USA (ILC-USA) for the fourth consecutive year in 2010. Titled Envisioning 2010, Preparing for Future Global Demand, ILC-USA brings producers, retailers, packers and others in the industry supply chain to focus on the entire beef production process.