RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, How I spent my summer... Posted on 7/3/15 at 11:59 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Fighting the cold, feeding the cattle
Years ago, when I was in high school and beef prices were poor, I fed my family's cattle on a bitterly cold day. I was wearing long underwear, flannel shirt, sweatshirt, pants, two pairs of socks, sno... Posted on 2/19/15 at 2:45 PM
FARM BLEAT When the matriarch takes the fall
Twas the week before Thanksgiving
and down on the farm
the folks were dealing with a steer
who needed to be in the barn.
The Jersey or the Holstein?
It mattered not.
He had to go in
to get a feel-bett... Posted on 12/2/13 at 6:18 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS In My Next Life I Want to Be A Cow
In my next life I want to be a cow on a United States cattle ranch so I can find out what it feels like to be spoiled. Cows live a cushy life as a result of a ranchers hard work and his pocketbook.
... Posted on 8/17/11 at 8:00 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
PARIS - Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10 years as emerging countries consume more animal protein while lower oil prices and policy changes end a decade of high demand for crop-based biofuel, the FAO and OECD said on Wednesday.
A happy cow is a productive cow.
Doug Weber and his family, owners and operators of Weber Farm and Feedlot in Alexandria, are the proud owners of one of South Dakota’s first monoslope cattle barns, which they showed off on Tuesday night at an open house.
CHICAGO - The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots last month was lower than anticipated, a government report showed on Friday, reflecting healthy pastures that allowed ranchers to grow livestock longer outside of feedyards, said analysts.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Friday gained for the first time in seven sessions, partly buoyed by short-covering and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly Cattle-On-Feed report at 2 p.m. CDT.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Wednesday, weighed by caution ahead of this week's cash prices, traders said.
June closed down 0.100 cent per lb to 151.950 cents, and August 0.575 cent lower at 150.650 cents.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell hard Friday, pressured by lower prices for market-ready, or cash, cattle, traders said.
June closed 2.775 cents per lb lower at 152.450 cents, and August down 2.125 cents to 150.800 cents.
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