With key global markets experiencing sluggish consumer spending, volatile currencies and persistent economic uncertainty, many analysts have been predicting a downturn for U.S. beef and pork exports. The January export results, however, defied those expectations as beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume (43,949 metric tons or 96.
The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S Grains Council (USGC), the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products.
Farmers and ranchers who hold water right permits and licenses could lose access to the state?s rivers and creeks this year if current drought conditions do not improve, the California State Water Resources Control Board warned.
Feb. 16, Fort Collins, CO
128 Angus bulls ................. $3,050
A warm sunny day was the setting
for the Weaver Ranch?s 24th annual
production sale. 128 balanced coming
2-year-old bulls averaged $3,050.
70 years in the Angus business with this year?s sale and it was agreed that it was the best offering to date for this firm. A very strong top end of the bulls provided strong value for those on the seats. This was a good strong sale and provides an excellent opportunity for commercial cattlemen that are looking for good functional Angus range bulls.
As ranchers face everclimbing input costs, there is hope among some that producers will no longer have to sort through countless expected progeny difference (EPD) tables to assess the potential gains in profitability offered by a particular sire.
The Environmental Defense Fund, National Association of Conservation Districts, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, the Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund joined the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association, and...
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New Mexico?s plan for halting the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was recently approved by USDA. The plan allows much of the state to designate a Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) zone that encompasses the entire area of Curry and Roosevelt counties.
The fed cattle market appeared to be gaining again last week ahead of any serious trade volume. Although there was some light trade early, most significant volume looked to be waiting for the end of the week and the cattle on feed report before getting started.