Profitable steers, cattle nutrition research, drylot or pasture for cows, and timing manure applications will be among the topics at the beef production portion of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Carrington Research Extension Centers annual field tours on July 20.
Kyle Shobe said he was definitely very surprised being named the winner of the Livestock Marketing Associations (LMA) 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC)probably because he had picked three other contestants to win the three world titles.
Last month, President Obama directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to initiate new discussions with Korea to resolve outstanding trade issues prior to the presidents visit to South Korea for the next G-20 meeting in November.
Thus far for Friday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in the southern and northern Plains as well as the western Corn Belt. Not enough sales in any major feeding region to establish an adequate market test. The latest available market
Fed cattle trade on Thursday in the southern Plains was light on light demand. Compared to Wednesday live sales traded steady at $91. In Kansas on Tuesday dressed sales traded at $143. In Nebraska trade was limited on light demand.
In Oklahoma City, OK, this week, feeder steers and heifers over 700 lbs. were called steady. Feeder cattle and calves under 700 lbs. were steady to $2 higher. Demand was called moderate for feeder cattle, but improved later in the day.
Good numbers of cattle traded early last week at prices which were mostly steady to $1 higher, with live trade in the South reported at $91 and northern dressed trade at $146-147. The early steady to higher trade last week was the result of short-bought
As the Canadian gray wolf expands its territory further into the western states, many ranchers in previously unaffected regions find themselves facing a steep learning curve regarding how to manage their herds with the new threat in mind. Further complicating the issue, differing laws between states have created confusion
USDA released new amendments to the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act. Those new rules were mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill. Congress’ wish was to provide basic protections for livestock and poultry producers. However, USDA may have overinterpreted Congress’ intent on this one.