Brighter for beef
World Agriculture Supply and Demand estimates report released and numbers are supportive of beef.
Fischer, Ernst introduce Senate resolution against “WOTUS”
The resolution signifies the senators’ intent to continue working to roll back the harmful rule once the new administration takes office.
Global game changers
From Uber to genomics, a different future is in sight
Prices finished the year with a bang
Fed cattle prices increased to $118 per cwt. during the last week of the year.
Restaurant, retail numbers good for beef
Demand will be a critical factor for meat prices in the new year and recent trends generally paint a positive picture.
Using genomics to make better breeding decisions
With such a large number of both beef and dairy cattle genotyped using genomic-EBVs, it’s time to look at the impact the technology has had on the world’s cattle herd.
Antimicrobial rules now in effect for livestock operations
Livestock owners will need a Veterinary Feed Directive for feed-grade antimicrobials and a prescription for water-soluble antimicrobials.
Ag Trends Ahead
The impending transfer of land to occur in the next five years is estimated to be one of the biggest transfers in history.
The Dakotas saw freezing fog and major snow totals – 22 inches near Minot, N.D. – while other states like Iowa had icy thunderstorms roll in.
Reflections after nearly 50 years of farming
The president of the Global Dairy Farmers Association recently put his reflection thoughts into an article highlighting the changes he’s seen during a half century of farming.
Even encourages producers at Ag United luncheon
Even notes that the state has a strong ag heritage, a balanced budget and a history of working together. However, he notes a weakness is that people in the state can be frugal to a fault.
Taking action to address EU’s unfair beef trade practices
The Obama Administration has announced that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is taking action against the European Union’s (EU) unfair trade practices that discriminate against U.S. beef imports
Mixed views on Farmer Fair Practice Rules
If finalized by Congress and signed off on by the new president, the rules offer the ability for producers to show unfair trade practices without having “to demonstrate that an unfair practice harms the entire market in order to prove a violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act.”
Good News Headlines: China, Trump, Miss America and Bonanza Steak
Every year The Cattle Business Weekly newspaper combs back through its weekly issues to remind you of those highlights in its “Good News Headlines” feature.
In the Cattle Markets: Technicals turn from bearish to neutral
We continue to see strong volumes of fed cattle marketed and strong Saturday kills at beef packing plants.
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