The fed cattle market appeared to be set for a Friday deal last week as only light trade had developed in the north at $131 dressed. Analysts were calling the week?s action steady to as much as $1 higher when it developed. Packer margins were being squeezed last week and they were cutting production as a result.
South Korea?s department stores are considering selling U.S. beef following local discount retailers? resumption of its sale in November last year. Lotte Department Store, the nation?s leading department store chain, is gearing up for the sale of U.S.
Oregon State University (OSU) has hired a recently graduated animal scientist from the University of Florida to conduct research on beef cattle and help address ranchers? needs. Reinaldo Cooke, who started in January, is based at OSU?s Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns.
This winter?s extreme cold and heavy snow have begun to take their toll on already short hay supplies, warns Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service beef cattle specialist. Cows are consuming 30 percent to 40 percent more hay than normal in some situations as they try to maintain body weight during the cold weather.
Though their importance is often overlooked, contemporary groups are truly the cornerstone of any genetic evaluation. Unfortunately, establishment of an ultrasound contemporary group is sometimes done improperly.
In a case that could set a dangerous precedent for ranchers along the U.S./ Mexico border, Arizona rancher Roger Barnett was in court last week to fight a lawsuit filed by 16 illegal immigrants he apprehended on his 22,000-acre ranch, the Washington Times.
Researche rs from across the country gathered at a ch e cko fffunded summit titled ?Ethanol Co-Products?Beef Product Implications? in November 2006 to develop a summary of existing research and establish future research needs.
The Prescribed Burn Task Force in west central Nebraska plans four prescribed burn schools to help landowners and managers to eliminate invasive plants, said Lara Fondow, Quail Forever wildlife biologist and task force president.
The Oregon Cattlemen?s Association (OCA) is seeking applications for an individual to attend the 2009 Young Cattlemen?s Conference May 28-June 4. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 to 50 and be an OCA and National Cattlemen?s Beef Association member.