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Friday, March 5,2010

Fed cattle market trades steady

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was put off until Friday last week as packers appeared reluctant to pay asking prices for showlist animals, particularly in the southern tier where cattle were priced at $94-95. The call for the week, ahead of any significant trade last Thursday

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Friday, February 26,2010

Fed trade steady, seasonal top may be in

by WLJ
The recent advances in fed cattle prices seem to have pushed the market to its seasonal top last week with the trade mostly steady at $91-92 and analysts predicting that the market would turn lower over the next couple of weeks without

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Friday, February 19,2010

Fed cattle prices pass $90

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets in the North surged higher last week with some early fed trade in Nebraska at $145 dressed. Although it was too light to call the trend for the week, analysts were predicting that fed cattle trade in the southern tier would come in the $90-91 range with most of the northern

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Friday, February 19,2010

Grants available to help the next generation of producers

by WLJ
USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $18 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

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Friday, February 12,2010

Storms slow beef sales

Fed cattle trade falls $1-2

by WLJ
The fed cattle market softened a little more last week as early trade was hampered by heavy carcass weights, deliveries of heavy cattle against the October live cattle contract, and continued erosion in boxed beef prices. Early trade in the northern Plains

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Friday, February 12,2010

Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

by WLJ
Nebraska Cattlemen, in partnership with Sand County Foundation, is seeking nominations for the 2010 Leopold Conservation Award in Nebraska. The award, which is comprised of $10,000 and an Aldo Leopold crystal, recognizes Nebraska landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources.

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Friday, February 12,2010

New Mexico Society for Range Management announces range stewardship awards

by WLJ
The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management presented outstanding range management and stewardship awards to two New Mexico ranches during the societys annual meeting Jan. 7-8 in Albuquerque, NM.

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Friday, February 5,2010

Winter taxes south Plains

by WLJ
Feeder cattle demand boosts prices in the West and northern Plains. Winter weather was taking a toll on southern Plains feedlots last week as the cold, wet conditions continued to hamper performance in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The ice storm

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Friday, January 29,2010

Byproduct demand boosts fed prices

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was slowed by weather across the southern Plains last week where up to an inch of ice was hampering movement across Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. As a result, there was little hurry in trading in the region. Farther north in Nebraska, trade was reportedly light by midday last Thursday at $135-136 dressed and in Kansas at

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Friday, January 29,2010

Grazing lands reduce greenhouse gases

by WLJ
A green pasture with grazing animals offers an idyllic image of our natural environment. With the current focus on climate change, such a pasture has much more to offer than image. Through effective policy implementation, grazing lands can reduce greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration and emissions reductions offset credits.

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