The Cattle Business Weekly
  • The 64th Annual Sioux Empire Farm Show will be held Jan. 24-28, 2017 on the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls. Livestock shows and sales as well as commercial exhibits will be held in the Expo Building. Admission is free. 
  • High points of leverage in a cattle production system are places where strategic inputs of time and resources potentially have impacts that are beneficial and significantly greater than the cost. 
  • Back to the comment that some consumers perceive that retail meat and dairy prices do not decline. Retail prices for most meat and dairy products have declined. Some are the lowest in several years.
  • Beginning Jan. 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members.
  • AJ & Kellie Blair receive cattlemen’s 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award

    The Blairs show a dedication to the environment on their modern, diversified livestock farm, and have added cattle to the farm because of the conservation benefits they have to offer.

  •  Cattle producers from all across South Dakota heard about cattle markets and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Convention Nov. 30.
  •  This conference is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of historically under served, immigrant, and minority growers.
  • A look at live animal imports from Canada
     In 2015, we imported a total of almost 290,000 head of feeder cattle from Canada.
  • Farm operators in the Northern Plains Region paid their hired workers an average wage of $14.49 per hour during the July 2016 reference week.
  • Critical issues need to be relayed to new administration
     “Things are not very good now for anyone, whether you’re in the cattle, hog, or grain business, we’re all feeding the world for nothing. Maybe things will change, maybe we can get together here and start on the road to change.” - Steve Hellwig, Hub City Livestock
  •  The symposium theme, “Farming with family - Will Your Plan Work?” is geared towards 18 to 22 year-olds planning to return to the family farm or ranch; or are considering production agriculture as a future career. The public is also invited to attend.
  • Montana ranchers complete 200-mile relay in Hawaii
    To run 200 miles with 11 runners, is no easy feat. Add in tropical moisture, several thousand feet of elevation climb and mid-day heat over fields of black lava rock, and the Ragnar Relay Hawaii proved to be one of the most challenging races completed in recent years for the Montana Running Ranchers.
  • Art Handel honored with Hereford Hall of Merit
    In 1970, Handel began a 33-year career as a field representative with the American Hereford Association and the Hereford Journal. 
  • Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) announced that a recent trade mission led by state officials to the European Union led to agreements expanding markets for Nebraska beef.
  • The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) issued the following statement on the announcement made by the CME Group this week that a proposal is being considered to switch to a cash settlement process for its live futures.  
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