Smaller-sized feedlots did increase capacity adding 2,000 lots (locations) compared to 2015 and increasing the number of head marketed during 2016 by just over 200,000 head year-over-year. This relatively large increase in small feedlots is driven by cheap feed, but is unlikely going to be a long-term trend.
A good set of financial records are a must when considering economic decisions in your operation. Understanding how to pull the needed data out of those records and how to interpret them is key to providing you with usable information to make your decisions.
Barrett started his rodeo career in the early 1950s. In the early days, he would ride bulls and bareback horses, fill in for the announcer, then set up and play the rodeo dance all night long. Barrett and his band, “Hadley Barrett and the Westerners,” played music for 34 years and was inducted.
In Texas, most rural land is evaluated as agricultural for tax purposes. The agricultural evaluation (1-d-1 open-space) is commonly referred to as an agricultural tax exemption. This is not a true exemption because landowners of land classified as agricultural still pay a tax, but the tax is at a reduced rate.
Where present, tree scars are the most common indicator of fire frequency and return interval in a particular area, assuming the sampled trees were scarred during each fire event. For example, if tree scars indicate a particular location burned 10 out of 30 years, then the fire frequency would be once every three years.
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Beef exports were up 25 percent with Korea and Japan both increasing purchases during recent months. The U.S. has also benefited from a drought in Australia that now is broken and Aussie producers are rebuilding their herds and have less beef to export. These are natural and fundamental factors that will always be present in global world trade.
John Anthony Santos, 62 of Hilmar, CA, was born April 3, 1954 in Los Banos, CA. He passed away Friday Feb. 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, Tony Santos. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan; his daughter, Corinne; his son, Derek (Colby); and grandsons Alexander and Connor.
The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes highquality bull genetics coupled with best cow/calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf. The Alliance, in its 16th year of existence, has received much attention for the premiums calves have received through the years.
The new logo has the time-honored cowbell, ghosted in the background, respecting the roots of the organization and acknowledging those local and state groups who continue to use Cowbelle as part of their name. However, in reference to the present and future of ANCW, the shape of the cowbell was modernized.
The young leaders include 10 Student Advisory Team members and 19 Campus Ambassadors. These students represent 29 schools in 25 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.
China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition, according to Rabobank’s China Animal Protein Outlook to 2020. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response—and it needs to.
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.
Everybody knows bull calves sell at least $5/cwt. back of steers at weaning, and the discount grows for any still intact as yearlings. That’s because virtually all of them are bound for the feedyard, where steers are the rule. The only question revolves around when the bulls become steers.
Something not mentioned in your comment is my wife and I were part owners in an Arizona family ranching operation for about 35 years. So we have been allotment owners ourselves. She was a fourth generation Arizona ranch girl. We sold out to a cousin a few years ago, but.
In its 12th year, the 2017 Power of Meat study, made possible by Sealed Air’s Food Care Division, demonstrates how thoughtful curation of the meat case tailored to shopper needs, trends and innovation can influence incremental sales and provide the industry with opportunities to foster high levels of satisfaction and drive spending and loyalty.
He truly lived life to the fullest and had a contagious, ornery grin that was sure to make you smile. He was genuine, determined, independent, godly, and had a positive impact on all those who knew him. Meriwether graduated from Waynoka High School in 2012 where he was active in FFA, weightlifting, football, basketball, FCA and FCCLA.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was among the first foreign heads of state to visit Washington D.C. During their weekend visit, Abe and President Donald Trump golfed, took selfies in the White House and on Marine One, and had working lunches at Mar-a-Lago.