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Friday, May 29,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
Total red meat supplies in freezers April 30 were up 1 percent from March but down 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDAs monthly Cold Storage report. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the pre vious month but down 7 percent from last year.

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Friday, May 29,2009

Water markets grow with resource scarcity

by WLJ
I fully expect that were going to see more formal water markets emerge throughout the state as our water issues and scarcity become more pressing con- cerns, said Karina Schoengold, University of Nebras- kaLincoln assistant profes- sor of natural resources and environmental economics.

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Friday, May 29,2009

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
Angus, Hysham, MT, $115.00, May 22, Fort Worth, TX November delivery. 550 lbs, Select Cattle producers from 18 states VAC 24, Charolais-cross steer consigned over 38,000 head of calves, Crews Groves, Inc., Avon stockers, feeders and bred stock to Park, FL, $104.00, July delivery. 550 the Superior Livestock satellite video lbs, Natural, NHTC, VAC 34 , auction. The auction was held in a Angus-cross heifer calves with slight broadcast live from the Superior Brahman influence, Seminole Tribe Livestock Auction Studio in the his- of Florida, Inc.

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Friday, May 29,2009

Beef board budget recommended

by WLJ
The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $41.5 million Cattlemens Beef Board (CBB) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 reflecting a slight decrease from the FY 2009 budget, but down more than 15 percent from 2008.

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Friday, May 22,2009

USDA holds NAIS listening session in Washington

by WLJ
USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last Monday conducted the second in a round of seven listening sessions scheduled to take place around the country in an effort to seek inputs on the federal National Animal ID System (NAIS).

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Friday, May 22,2009

Fed trade steady

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade started at steady money last week in most areas with initial trade at $84-85 live basis in Texas, Colorado and Nebraska. Early live sales in Nebraska were in the $135-136 range. Market analysts predicted trade would come in steady with the prior week at mostly $84-85 live and $135-138 when fully developed last week.

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Friday, May 22,2009

OBITUARY

by WLJ
Richard Earl (Dick) Mahon Sr. passed away at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, ID, on May 12, 2009. He was born on the Historic Mahon Ranch in Elk Grove, CA, on Jan. 12, 1926, to John William and Bertha Mae (Nelmes) Mahon. He graduated from Elk Grove Union High School and earned an athletic scholarship to Stanford University.

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Friday, May 22,2009

BEEF bits

by WLJ
In a conference call reviewing earnings for JBS USA, CEO Wesley Batista said in order to improve his companys financial performance, his company will try to cut costs and expand its export business, of which Japan plays a crucial part. Batista expressed confidence that Japans age limit, which currently limits imports of U.

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Friday, May 22,2009

CSU Extension beef feedlot field day

by WLJ
The Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Beef Team is pleased to announce the 2009 beef producer field day taking place on Friday, June 19. This years program will be held at the feedlot of Teague Diversified in Fort Morgan, CO, and will showcase a variety of topics pertinent to todays beef industry.

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Friday, May 22,2009

Recession affects relative importance of carcass weight, yield, quality grade

by WLJ
The economy is upsidedown, and so are determinants of carcass value. Whether these are shortlived aberrations or signs that long-held paradigms are shifting, the current landscape provides fodder for debate.

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