News from the Rodeo Trail 12-11-19

2020 PRCA World Standings AA: Clay Smith, Broken Bow, Okla. $12,061 BB: Winn Ratliff, Leesville, LA $9,990 SW: Cade Goodman, Waelder, TX $7,669 TR-1: Dustin Egusquiza, Marianna, FL $7,029 TR-2: Colton Brittain, Rockwall, TX $7,180 SB: Wyatt Casper, Pampa, TX $14,095 TD: Shad Mayfield, Clovis, NM $14,925 BR: J.T. Moore, Alvin, TX $17,364 SR: Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $15,385 BR: […]

Picking replacement heifers?

    The decision often is based on priorities of the operation Late fall is the time many cattle producers are weaning spring born calves and making selections for replacement females. Trying to decide if replacement heifers should be kept and, if so, the best way for making that decision was a recent discussion topic for Kansas State University Beef […]

South Dakota’s Jordan Tierney named Miss Rodeo America 2020


  By CBW Staff Jordan Tierney was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 on Dec. 8 held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. From Oral, S.D. Tierney was raised in agriculture as her parents, Paul and Robin ranch. The family is no stranger to the sport of rodeo also. Paul is a PRCA champion in […]

Ibach says: Beef industry must continue to communicate and align with markets


Also says consumers and world expect traceability By Kindra Gordon Agriculture’s voice is being heard in Washington, DC, reported Greg Ibach during his remarks to Range Beef Cow Symposium attendees on Nov. 20, 2019. A Nebraska native and former director of agriculture for the state, Ibach is currently USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.  Ibach noted […]

No One Turned Off the Tap: 2019 Wettest on Record


  By Lura Roti, for S.D. Farmers Union Based on 125 years of South Dakota weather data, 2019 is the wettest on record, says SDSU Extension State Climatologist, Laura Edwards. “This season tells the story of a long-term climate trend we are seeing of wetter weather. It has created many challenges for our farmers,” Edwards says. “Throughout the growing season […]

In the Cattle Markets: Large Choice-Select beef value spreads


By Josh Maples, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University The widespread between Choice and Select beef cutout values continue to send a signal for more choice beef. The spread has been near or above $20 per cwt since June. The average weekly spread in October was more than double the historical seasonal average and […]

Shorthorn history:  American Shorthorn Association Board has first female president


During the American Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting the board elected new officers to serve for the 2019-2020 term. Nancy Grathwohl-Heter of Kansas, made Shorthorn history when the board elected her to serve as the first female president of the ASA. Nancy has spent her life raising and showing Shorthorn cattle which has grown her passion for the breed. She served […]

Stretch limited hay supplies this winter


    Producers may not have enough forage on hand to meet winter feeding needs. Although growing conditions for hay production were favorable throughout much of North Dakota this year, challenges associated with harvest and transport have left many livestock producers facing a shortage of hay. North Dakota State University Extension agents from across the state have reported that 10% […]

National Grain Summary Week ending Dec. 6th

Compared to last week, cash bids for wheat was mixed; corn was mostly higher and soybeans and sorghum were higher. Ethanol production for the week ending November 29th increased to 1.060 million barrels, an increase of 1,000 barrels a day. Ethanol stocks are reported 20.6 million barrels a decrease of .362 million barrels. Corn harvested was reported at 89 percent […]

CBW 12-11-19