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UNL study takes some of the heat off of Merck's beta agonist Zilmax

According to a recent study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), beta agonists do not harm cattle, contrary to last year’s concerns brought up by industry partners.

 

 
 
 
Markets

Estimated beef availability up for 2014-15

The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report showed an increase in many things. Beef production and availability was up. Soybean acres increased. Ending stocks of corn went up… again.

 

 
 
 
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EPA that ends well

The EPA and the Department of Defense (DoD) announced mid- June that a long-running program, which made surplus military vehicles available to civilian organizations such as voluntary rural fire fighters, would end. The result would have cut off the availability of low- or no-cost equipment upon which rural and voluntary fire agencies depend.

 

 
 
 
Daily News

Wind energy gets pass on wildlife deaths

Long lines of large, tall wind turbines are cropping up on range lands and pastures throughout America, changing the appearance of agriculture landscapes as the United States places more emphasis on renewable energy and less reliance on foreign oil imports.

 

 
 
 
Daily News

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

Drought conditions in California have the state’s water officials taking extreme measures to curb water waste in urban areas, and local universities pointing out future agricultural losses if there’s not a break in the clouds soon. In addition, the lack of water has some residents looking at the export of alfalfa as the possible culprit.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; July 21

Cattle buyers limited early week efforts to the collection of new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be mixed, somewhat larger in the North and smaller in the South. A few asking prices were suggested around $158 in the South and $250 plus in the North.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

DAILY FED CATTLE; July 21

Thus far for Monday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding regions. The latest established market in the Texas Panhandle was two weeks ago with live sales from 155.00-156.00.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; July 18

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold weak to 5.00 lower while calves traded 5.00-10.00 lower after moving briskly higher every week for three straight months.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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