The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Investigating the cattle price collapse
    In 2015 cattle prices took a drop from the highs seen in 2014. While many experts had predicted a leveling off, producers and feeders were not prepared for what occurred – a 15.1 percent drop in fed cattle prices that sent shock waves through all sectors.
  • Active weather pattern ahead before warmer conditions return
     The outlook for precipitation shows equal chances of below average, near average and above average rainfall for May through July. 
  • Ag News Roundup
    China’s ag subsidies, Iowa water issues and U.S. ag spending among this week’s news worthy headlines
     
  • Mexican beef exports continue to grow
    Total beef exports began increasing in 2009 and have increased from about 28 thousand metric tons in 2008 to over 161 thousand metric tons in 2015, a nearly six-fold increase
    
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  • Investigating the cattle price collapse
    In 2015 cattle prices took a drop from the highs seen in 2014. While many experts had predicted a leveling off, producers and feeders were not prepared for what occurred – a 15.1 percent drop in fed cattle prices that sent shock waves through all sectors.
  • Farm Mom of the Year Regional Winners
    Several agricultural women from the area named.
  • To improve profitability there are several strategies to evaluate; topping the list: Know your forage crop options and your animal nutritional needs. 
  • Iowa Cattle Industry Convention replaced by regional BeefMeets
    This year, in an effort to provide those opportunities to more cattle producers across the state, the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention has been transformed into Regional BeefMeets.
  • “This was a year that will go down in the record books for the cattle producers.  The very drastic fall in cattle prices has never been seen before, but we still need to remember we are at the second or third highest prices received for cattle.  The drop was just so quick there were few risk management protections that worked,” says Farm Business Management instructor Lori Tonak.
  • Barry Dunn appointed next SDSU President
    The Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University has been appointed by the state Board of Regents as the school’s next president.
  • Attendees will learn the latest on beef cattle enteric methane production, why it is produced, the impact of its production on the beef industry and what it may mean for beef producers.
  • UNL Block and Bridle Club to honor Bosshamer
    Ann Marie Bosshamer of Kearney will be recognized as the newest University of Nebraska-Lincoln Block and Bridle honoree. 

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