Once again, cattle feeders are in an extended period of economic challenges and need to take advantage of every opportunity to survive in these tough economic times, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) beef cattle specialist said.
Two key developments last month may pave the way for expanded beef trade with Japan. During its annual meeting in Paris, France, The World Organization for Animal Health, which is known by its French acronym OIE, adopted two separate resolutions impacting how it classifies bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
In the arid farming country of eastern Washington, crop choices are often said to be limited to wheat, more wheat, or CRP. But Washington State University (WSU) researchers and cooperators are seeking USDA funding to continue a study that may provide area farmers with more options.
Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) has scheduled a symposium in Waco, TX, for Aug. 14-15, 2009. The schedule of events includes discussion forums on providing quality purebred animals and managing performance with todays technology, marketing...
The 2009 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Annual Fed Beef Challenge brought 150 cattle feeders from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico to Amarillo, TX, for the opportunity to show off their best cattle and try to win prizes. A total of 117 finished steers and heifers were shown.
The Colorado Cattlemens Association (CCA) applauded two bills signed by Gov. Bill Ritter last week. There were five bills signed to help protect and conserve Colorados water and land. SB 158 was a bill that CCA worked very hard to see become law in Colorado.
Talks are starting among cattle and meatpacker groups over possible changes to the beef checkoff. The American Farm Bureau Federation hosted a meeting last Tuesday in Washington for several groups to explain their individual policies and review recommendations laid out in January to the U.
The state of Wyoming offers a wealth of energy resources, being first in coal, uranium, and soda ash production. Also, Wyoming is known for possessing some of the richest oil and natural gas fields in America.
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