Martee Larson: Dedicated to agriculture

Martee Larson has known since she was seven that her future would involve keeping livestock healthy and happy. Growing up on a farm near Ft. Pierre, South Dakota her youth was spent raising cattle, horses, rabbits, sheep, dairy goats, and meat goats. She started showing livestock in 4-H at the age of eight, and started her own herd of dairy […]

Angus breeders discuss genomics and business culture in Indy

  About 2,000 Angus breeders and industry leaders gathered for the 2016 Angus Convention, Nov. 5-7, in Indianapolis, Ind. The International Genomics Symposium officially kicked off the event on Nov. 5 with a keynote address from Juan Enriquez sharing insights on genomic innovation. Enriquez is a best-selling author and venture capitalist with a focus on new life sciences. John Pollak, […]

SD Beef Council meeting Nov. 21

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) board of directors and staff invite the public to attend the quarterly board meeting Mon., Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel River Centre in Pierre, SD in Gallery D/E. Directors will hear updates from staff, committee reports, the annual SDBIC independent audit report, and discuss programming for fiscal year 2017.  All […]

News & Notes from the rodeo trail, week ending Nov. 7

The Fourth Annual PRCA Judges and Sponsors Team Roping to benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund was held Nov. 5-6, in Perrin, Texas, at the Robertson Hill Ranch. The fundraiser included a No. 12 handicap roping, a Pro-Am and PRCA judges and sponsors roping. PRCA judge Gary Case organizes the event each year, with many PRCA judges, members and PRCA […]

National Hay Summary Week ending Nov. 3rd

Compared to the last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered hay sold steady. Alfalfa pellets sold steady to 10.00 lower. Demand was mostly light for round bales with moderate demand for dairy type hay and for ground and delivered alfalfa. Most cow/calf producers continue to sit on the fence about buying hay for winter needs as they are utilizing […]

National Slaughter Cattle Summary Week ending Nov. 4th

Slaughter cattle sold mostly steady.  Dressed trade in Nebraska was 1.00-2.00 lower. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 180.87 up 4.23 from last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is 15.67.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled about 79,579 head.  Last week’s total head count was 148,440 head. Source: USDA-Okla. Dept. of […]

National Grain Summary Week ending Nov. 4th

Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were mostly lower.  Harvest made significant progress again due to favorable weather with corn at 75 percent complete and soybeans at 87 percent.  Winter wheat is 86 percent planted, with 70 percent emerged.  Weekly export sales and shipments for wheat totaled 8.6 mb and 12.0 mb, respectively.  Both totals were below the […]

National Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary Week ending Nov. 4th

Compared to last week, steers and heifers traded steady to 4.00 higher, with instances up to 8.00 higher.  Two weeks of higher trending markets is just what the doctor ordered for an ailing market that had seen a tremendous amount of equity erode in the past two months.  Cow/calf producers were disheartened with what was happening in the auctions and […]

Montana ranchers complete 200-mile relay in Hawaii

Twelve runners, two vehicles and 200(ish) miles. Each year, the Montana Running Ranchers tackle this journey with a different race in the Ragnar Relay series. 2016’s race took the team to the Hawaiian Islands for a hot and windy race. Despite being short one runner, MRR succeeded and finished in the top 5% out of nearly 300 participating teams from across […]

2016 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings, Unofficial through Nov. 7, 2016

All-around 1. Junior Nogueira, Burleson, Texas $123,786 2. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. 116,603 3. Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont. 109,694 4. Clay Smith, Bowie, Texas 104,809 5. Russell Cardoza, Terrebonne, Ore. 100,233 6. Clayton Hass, Terrell, Texas 97,319 7. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas 89,969 8. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla. 85,127 9. Shay Carroll, Prineville, Ore. 84,076 10. Rhen Richard, Roosevelt, […]