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2016 August 26
Things were ugly last week, particularly in the cash fed cattle markets. After the prior week’s $118 live and $186 dressed prices, last week’s $113-115 live and $179- 183 dressed prices came as a stinging slap. Analysts had predicted the week would see lower prices, but it’s unclear if they expected things would go that low.


2016 August 26
Changes in feeder cattle prices recently have potential impacts for cow/ calf and stocker producers this fall. Through July and August, prices for heavy feeder cattle have increased relative to lighter weight feeder cattle. Several factors appear to be impacting feeder cattle price relationships.


by USDA
2016 August 26
While other variables—particularly robust income gains in developing countries—supported market growth, an extended period of dollar depreciation during FY2003-14 increased the competitiveness of U.S. exports. Since FY2014, however, U.S.


2016 August 26
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued new guidelines on how companies can make label or labeling claims concerning the fact that bio-engineered or genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients or animal feed were not used in the production of meat, poultry, or egg products.


2016 August 26
Some grain will be stored for many months or even more than a year due to low grain prices, so maintaining grain quality during extended storage will require extra care and management, according to a North Dakota State University (NDSU) grain storage expert.


2016 August 26
A University of Wyoming educator is warning about poisonous plants in pastures this late summer and early fall. The species of poisonous plants posing danger can change as pastures move through the seasons, said Brian Sebade, based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The National Program for Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle is primarily focused on genomics, with one of the goals being to identify genes associated with differences in feed efficiency in beef cattle.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
A number of environmental groups recently filed for a preliminary injunction to block the National Park Service (NPS) from pursuing a ranching expansion and elk-removal plan until the agency updates the park’s “general management plan” and assesses...


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) partnered with other agriculture associations, government officials, regulatory agencies, public safety officials, agricultural producers and many others to test the Texas Panhandle area’s preparedness for a potential future foreign animal disease outbreak.


by WLJ
2016 August 26
The Atlanta court heard oral arguments in July in a case challenging the WOTUS rule. In that case, 11 states—Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin, Utah, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida—asked the court to overturn the Sixth Circuit on the question of jurisdiction.


2016 August 26
In managed rangelands and farms, wild pigs are significant pests, wreaking havoc in a number of ways. Whether you call them wild hogs, feral pigs, feral hogs, wild boars, Russian boars, or Eurasian boars, in California, they are all the same destructive animal.


by DTN
2016 August 26
A year ago, university economists warned that typical Illinois corn farmers would need to shave $100 an acre off average cash rent and production costs if they hoped to break even in 2016. Renters hesitated, landlords balked, most input suppliers held firm.
by WLJ
2016 August 26
Though some states attempted to get such initiatives on their ballots this year, none have successfully made it, and most have been rejected. This year, the confirmed state ballot initiatives dealing with energy have been directly energy-focused.

by WLJ
2016 August 26
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will speak at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), on Sept. 13 as a guest of the developing Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Ishige will address the progress made toward Asia-Pacific economic integration and the role of the U.




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