Likelihood of La Nina raised to 70 Percent
La Niña events have been associated with lower-than-normal winter temperatures in the northern United States and warmer-than-normal temperatures in the Southeast.
National Junior Angus Show heads to Des Moines
The National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) is the highlight of the summer for many Angus families, and in 2017 the big event takes place July 9-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. While the cattle shows are the main attraction, the week also includes the showmanship competition, junior activities and a variety of life-skills contests.
Sioux Empire Farm Show Purebred Cattle entry deadline Nov. 10
Purebred cattle entries for the 2017 Sioux Empire Farm Show must be in the farm show office by November 10.
USDA moving ahead with “Fair Practice” rules
“The “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” will seek to help balance the relationships between livestock producers, swine production contract growers, and poultry growers and the packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers with whom they interact.”
Gelbvieh Convention to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska
The 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held November 30 through December 2, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sign up for cattle handling & facility evaluation workshops
SDSU Extension is hosting three Low Stress for Safety and Success cattle handling and facility evaluation workshops throughout South Dakota.
State of Beef Conference to be held in North Platte, Nov. 2-3
The University of Nebraska will be hosting the second State of Beef Conference in North Platte on November 2-3 at the Sandhills Convention Center.
Top Dollar Angus announces Seedstock Partnership Program
The Seedstock Partnership Program is extending services and certification to bulls and replacement females, which will aid buyers in selecting genetics that produce calves to fit the Top Dollar criteria.
Seeking donations of steers Retail Value Steer Challenge
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is seeking donations of steers for its 18th Annual Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) feeding competition.
18th Annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show Set
The 18th annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show is set for Saturday, Oct.15, in Turtle Lake.
Big Canadian cattle feedlot to shut operations
One of Canada’s biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta-based Western Feedlots, announced it will suspend feeding operations after marketing the cattle it currently owns, due to poor economic conditions.
WY Beef Council website features Graves family from Platte County
The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) is spotlighting the Graves family who ranch on the plains of Platte County on its newly redesigned website, wybeef.com.
Allen and Becky Walth named 2016 SDSU Friends of the Beef Industry
Glenham, S.D. ranchers Allen and Becky Walth were recognized as the 2016 South Dakota State University Friends of the Beef Industry during the SDSU Beef Bowl football game in Brookings Sept. 17.
Iowa to vote on state checkoff
More than 500 cattle producers in Iowa have signed a petition for a referendum to reinstate the Iowa beef checkoff.
Nordby Exhibit Hall Dedicated
The newest addition to the South Dakota State Fairgrounds is Norby Exhibit Hall.
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