A new study from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs warns that civil unrest stemming from food price volatility and food insecurity in key world regions stands to directly impact U.S. national security interests.
These and other funds will be used to purchase fencing supplies, pay for the treatment of cattle injured in the fire and other priority needs identified by local Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) leadership in counties affected by wildfire that started March 22 and burned into the following week (see WLJ’s April 4 edition).
Historic and seasonal trends are important for reference points testing current price and production trends against a historical perspective. Fortunes have been made and lost trading on information provided by datasets from the past and staking bets accordingly.
Corn futures reacted negatively to the larger-thanexpected acreage projections in the report with the entire board seeing red. By Thursday’s settle, the nearterm corn contract stood at 351'4, down 15'4 in just Thursday’s trade. The more deferred contracts of December 2016 and March 2017 were at 368'6 (down 15'2) and 378'2 (down 14'4) respectively.
Last week saw the release of Rabobank’s first quarter beef report. The focus was on international beef trade. South American beef countries, China, Oceania, and North America all are or will see changes in their trade-related fundamentals in 2016, according to the report.
Ranches that successfully attain these goals will profit immensely from the sustainability that will inherently follow. The first steps in designing a successful intensive grazing system are to determine a paddock grazing period and a pasturerecovery period, or rest period.
July can’t come soon enough. The Republican National Convention is on the horizon and “politics as usual” has taken its course over the last month. The name-calling, political positioning, and campaign negativity surrounding the remaining candidates have been escalated.
The lawsuit was dropped following a declaration filed in the U.S. District Court of Montana on March 14 by Andrew Hammond, PhD, Director of the Pacific West Area of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), saying the sheep would not be grazed...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 17 issued a rule finalizing three previously-issued interim final rules (IFRs) designed to further reduce the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow disease,” in human food.
We all know dairy cows serve a dual purpose. In the words of our 2016 Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) award winners Reid and Diane Hoover, “Our love for the dairy animal goes beyond just making milk. We know that animal has a unique quality in life in both milk and meat production.
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve Wyoming’s beef industry. The WBC has three upcoming vacancies: two on the governing council; and one WBC-appointed national director position. Applications and descriptions of each position can be found on the WBC website,
Although land may be a common personal asset, many often overlook it as a way to make a gift to the National FFA Foundation. There are several ways to make a gift using your real estate (such as a residence, farm, undeveloped land, vacation home or commercial property).
Stielow operates Bar S Ranch Inc., comprised of approximately 12,000 acres, 800 cows, a small feedlot and a farming operation, selling approximately 200 bulls per year. All of their calves not sold as seedstock are fed and sold through Innovative Livestock Services, a multi-feedlot com pany.
Boy, oh boy, we who live in the “fly over country” sure lost some good men lately, and they were friends of mine. You all know what kind of friends I mean; you see them once or twice a year at a bull sale, in Denver at the Stock Show, been to their place for the Angus tour, or maybe they spoke at your convention.
Trouble often comes in the form of some new policy or directive from Washington; written by a lawyer who’s never been west of the Mississippi, tainted beyond recognition by the relentless litigation of radical environmental groups, and finally implemented according to the subjective interpretation of local field office staff.
The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report held few changes for meat and poultry, but attention was on the grain ending stocks and world supplies. The report was called neutral on the domestic side and bullish on the world stage by DTN Analyst, Todd Hultman.
But Canada’s cattle herd is not growing much, a new USDA report—United States and Canadian Cattle and Sheep, released last Tuesday—shows. Whereas the number of all cattle and calves in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2016 grew 3 percent to 91.99 million head, the Canadian herd grew very slightly, from 11.
The purpose of the pasture management plan is to think through the specific management practices required to achieve the expected level of production for the growing season ahead. There are several aspects included in the specifics—location, timing, quantity of product, costs and efficacy.
A new artificial insemination technology developed by Membrane Protective Technologies Inc. (MPTI) of Fort Collins, CO, may become a game changer in the AI industry when it comes on the market. Developer and MPTI President Lisa Herickhoff hopes that will be by the end of the year.
All heifers were bred by artificial insemination (AI) and assigned to one of three treatments: 1) diet formulated to continue gaining weight at pre-breeding rate (GAIN), 2) diet formulated to maintain weight (MAINTAIN) and 3) diet formulated to lose weight (LOSE).