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Officials identify 'persons of interest' in Nevada cattle killings

Officials identify 'persons of interest' in Nevada cattle killings

Nevada authorities investigating a wave of cattle shootings that have killed at least 20 cows grazing on public lands in the high desert near the Idaho border said on Thursday they have identified "persons of interest" in the case.


Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go far enough.

Prices cool for ringside seats as Chicago futures floors wind down

CHICAGO - The cost of membership at Chicago's famous futures trading exchanges has topped $1 million in the past as traders snapped up the chance for benefits like cut-price fees on deals.

Hogs near 3-week high on export optimism; cattle flat

CHICAGO - U.S. lean hog futures rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday, lifted by large weekly pork export sales and hopes a deal between JBS USA and Cargill Inc could lead to more international shipments, traders and analysts said.

Passenger injured when car hits cow in Minnesota

A car collided with a cow late last night near Paynesville, Minn., resulting in minor injuries to a passenger in the vehicle.

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen

No need for new rules to protect butterflies from GM pollen

BRUSSELS - European food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops even though research shows that pollen from GM maize, which can travel kilometres further than previously thought.


SDSU student awarded graduate scholarship

Certified Angus Beef has awarded South Dakota State University meat science doctorate student Megan Webb with the 2015 Graduate Colvin Scholarship for her research work in enhancing meat production and quality.

Family farms are the future of agriculture

My family owns a farm near Medina, N.D., and we now are transitioning that operation to Steve Sund and his family. Our farm has always been and will always remain a family farm committed to serving the health of the land and the community.

JBS says to purchase U.S. Cargill pork assets for $1.45 billion

SAO PAULO and CHICAGO - JBS SA, the world's largest meat packer, is buying Cargill Inc's U.S. pork business for $1.45 billion, free of debt, it said in a statement on Wednesday, a deal that would make it one of the largest and most powerful meat companies in the United States.

Out of the pits, Chicago traders seeking booths with a view

CHICAGO - For many Chicago commodity traders like Redmond Harkins, little will change when the city's fabled futures pits shut down after more than 165 years of open-outcry dealing.

Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak

Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak

CHICAGO - Higher numbers of hogs, cattle and broiler chickens are gobbling up animal feed, eating into supplies that were expected to grow due to the loss of 48 million chickens and turkeys in the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.


El Nino expected to affect July climate

The latest climate outlook for July 2015 continues to indicate wetter and cooler conditions for the central U.S. - including most of South Dakota.

JBS says to purchase Cargill pork assets for $1.45 billion

SAO PAULO - Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA said on Wednesday its U.S. division would purchase pork assets from Cargill meat solutions for $1.45 billion, free of debt.

Strong cash prices drive CME live cattle up 3-cent limit

Strong cash prices drive CME live cattle up 3-cent limit

CHICAGO, July 1 - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed up their 3.000-cents per lb maximum daily price limit on Wednesday, ignited by short-covering in response to better-than-expected cash prices, traders said.


Beef Talk: Pounds of calf weaned per acre

This Beeftalk concerns pounds of beef produced per acre utilizing two different types of cattle to help demonstrate what pounds of calf weaned per acre means. The information presented, at this point, is an example of production data reflecting pounds of calf weaned per acre. For this article, I will not expound on marketing options.

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