Cattle feeders and packers were in a face-off trying to establish cash fed trade last week. Packers were offering $121-122 live and $196 dressed while feeders were holding out for $127 live and $202 on the dressed trade, with growing show lists. At press time, market analysts were expecting fed trade to be steady to slightly softer for the week.
Walmart recently announced a new labeling program that would help consumers identify healthy choices. The items must meet standards informed by dietary guidelines in line with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US- DA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Western ranchers in the 10 states inhabited by greater sage grouse have had plenty to think about this February thanks to a pair of court rulings that have caused the fortunes of producers affected by this iconic bird to swing from one extreme to the other.
Potential interference with GPS signals was too much to overcome to make the proposed LightSquared wireless network feasible in rural areas as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last Tuesday it would not allow the project to move forward.
The 57th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention was held Nov. 18- 22 in San Antonio, TX, attracting nearly 6,400 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, ranking the meeting among the organization’s top five conventions by attendance.
In the winter of 2010-11, 312 cattle were fed at Fairleigh Feeders, Scott City, KS, through the National Hereford Feedout. This was the seventh year for the National Hereford Feedout, which allows producers from across the country to test Hereford or Hereford-cross steers and heifers.
Question: ‘Farmer’s seem really tired of fighting foliar diseases in corn. Would plowing everything under solve the problem?’ The presence of some foliar corn diseases is partially explained by the presence of ‘residue.
“As a national leader in food safety research and education, Kansas State University is pleased to play a major role in a project so vital to the health of the American public,” said Kirk Schulz, K-State president.
“Purdue Agriculture students continue to fare well in today’s job market, despite a slow economy, because agriculture and related sectors in Indiana and across the country have jobs to fill, and Purdue graduates are sought and in demand,” he said. “Over the coming years, the job market for our graduates will continue to remain.
“Virgin bulls are among the most important for producers to have tested because up to 10 percent of those animals could have reproductive issues,” said Ron Lemenager. “Young bulls seem to be more vulnerable to changes in the environment, nutrition and disease that can affect semen quality.