The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Happenings in D.C.: Estate Tax and Trade Deals
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the estate tax, a long awaited measure for many farm organizations.
  • Snowpack melts early across the West
     West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service 
  • Meat exports slowly recovering from port delays
    “We didn’t see much relief from the shipping backlog until March, and container traffic in some ports still has not returned to normal,” said USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng. “However, the new labor contract agreement definitely sent positive signals to our Asian buyers and allowed the U.S. meat industry to begin the process of putting this crisis behind us. The momentum exports regained in February is encouraging, and we’re looking forward to further improvement when March results are published.”
  • Updated: South Dakota, Nebraska fires blaze up
    On Saturday afternoon, a South Dakota rancher who spotted smoke in the West Short Pine Hills located 45 miles north of Belle Fourche, S.D. on the Wyoming South Dakota border called in a fire. The fire quickly grew to massive size with winds whipping past 70 miles an hour. Both timber and grassland has been lost according to fire officials with the Great Plains Fire Information Center. 
    
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  • The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the estate tax, a long awaited measure for many farm organizations. 
  • All market classes of beef cattle are at record high levels for this time of the year, but are lower than the all-time record highs established in the last half of 2014.  
  • What will your farm look like in the year 2020? How about 2030? How many cows will it take to make a living? Is it better for you to raise or buy feed? What are input prices going to be?  

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