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Wednesday, April 23,2014

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; April 23

by DTN
The cash cattle trade remained untested at midweek with just a few preliminary bids thrown on the table. For example, Northern producers saw bids around $232 to $233, well below general asking prices of $237 to $238.

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Wednesday, April 23,2014

DAILY FED CATTLE; April 23

by WLJ
So far for Wednesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding regions. The latest established market in the Southern Plains was last week with live sales at 146.00.

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Monday, April 21,2014

Bundy case more complex than tortoise, grazing rights

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
Following the end of a tense standoff between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) says the incident underscores the steady trend of federal agencies elevating environmental and wildlife issues over livestock grazing.

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Monday, April 21,2014

Keep low-stress handling in mind with new equipment: Dr. Grandin

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Getting new equipment is always fun. Bright, shiny new toys! But that shiny element, not to mention the newness of it, could cause a lot of undue stress for your cattle. There are a few simple things to keep in mind when getting new equipment.

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Monday, April 21,2014

FDA revisits proposed ruling on brewer's grains

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has agreed to return to the drawing board after a proposal to enact regulations governing the use of brewery and distillery byproducts as livestock feed drew considerable opposition from both industries.

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Monday, April 21,2014

Domestic demand expected to increase

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The cash fed trade developed in a slow trickle throughout the week last week. By Thursday afternoon, over 59,000 head had been confirmed sold for the week at a weighted average of $146.79 live and $233.33 dressed. That was decidedly lower compared to the prior week’s $147-148 live and $240-241 dressed prices.

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Monday, April 21,2014

EB-5 program scrutinized in plant closing

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
The once defunct Northern Beef Packers plant, in Aberdeen, SD, has new owners, and a new name, no doubt with hopes of the past controversies being laid to rest. The plant was recently purchased by San Francisco-based White Oak Financial Advisors and is now New Angus, LLC.

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Friday, April 18,2014

WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; April 18

by WLJ
Compared to last week, feeder cattle under 800 lbs sold steady to 3.00 higher while those weighing over 800 lbs traded weak to 2.00 lower with most declines continuing in the Southern Plains. Stocker cattle and calves (where tested) were steady to 5.00 higher with 6 weight stockers near the major grazing regions selling fully 6.00-8.00 higher.

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Friday, April 18,2014

Recent range conflicts reveal dire need for legislative reform

by WLJ
The recent clash between the federal government and a cattle ranching family over grazing rights didn’t spring up out of the Nevada desert dust. This is according to Public Lands Council (PLC) and its sister organization, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), organizations representing the 22,000 ranchers who utilize public lands.

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Friday, April 18,2014

Wolf listing decision postponed in CA

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
California is nothing if not skilled at stirring up the passions of the people, even when the issue at hand exists largely (or wholly) outside its borders and is addressed in numerous laws. Case in point last week: the question to list the gray wolf..

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