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
RURAL REFLECTIONS Summer Hotdish
Ive said my columns are sometimes well-planned meals and sometimes
hastily-prepared hotdish. I hope you like hotdish.
First off, the benefit for my brother, Steve Nelson, went great. The
benefit was ... Posted on 7/19/14 at 7:59 AM
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
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.
TULSA, Okla. - Parts of major highways in Tulsa and near Oklahoma City were temporarily closed on Thursday morning after trucks carrying cattle crashed and tipped over in separate incidents, spilling scores of livestock on the roadways.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures peaked at five-month highs on Wednesday, sparked by short-covering and Tuesday's steep climb in the wholesale beef price, or cutout, traders said.
A Nevada ranch defied U.S. drought closure orders in grazing cattle on federally managed land, environmentalists said on Wednesday, comparing it to action by another Nevada rancher that led to an armed standoff last year with federal agents.
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