The Cattle Business Weekly
  • CattleFax projects favorable fall calf market
    The 550-lb. calf market is expected to remain fairly favorable, said CattleFax analyst Mike Murphy during a market outlook webinar broadcast by CattleFax on Sept. 12, 2018.
  •   A Global Food Crisis? Speaker says it may come sooner, rather than later
    Sara Menker says a potential food emergency may not wait until the year 2050, and in fact may happen sometime in the next 10 years.
  •  Beef Bucks, Inc. named Friend of the Beef Industry
    Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.
  • Quick tips for using Clostridial
    During a Cattlemen’s College session this past winter, in Phoenix, Ariz. Victor Cortese offered tips to ensure efficacy of clostridial vaccinations in cattle. Cortese is a veterinarian and director of cattle and equine immunology for Zoetis.
  • Prepare your calf for kindergarten
    Clint Krehbiel discussed ways to reduce stress in weaned calves during a Ranching for Profitability meeting in Gordon, Nebraska.
  • Farm bill deadline looms
    The race is on. The current farm bill expires Sept. 30 and with less than seven legislative working days left before deadline, lawmakers are skeptical a compromise will be met between the House and Senate but leadership is meeting again today, Sept. 12 to see if a deal can be struck.
  • A lesson in simplicity for efficiency
    I recently visited with one ranch manager where an effort to streamline and simplify has prevailed. Since joining the ranch six years ago, this individual has focused on reducing labor and decreasing equipment needs while maintaining production on the large commercial cowherd.
  • USDA: Farm sector profit projected to decline in 2018
    With just three months left to go in the year 2018, experts with USDA are saying the year’s overall farm income will certainly be shown as down once the  books are closed on the year.
  • Charolais cattle find top honors at SD State Fair
    The culmination of a week’s worth of open beef cattle shows happened Sunday, Sept. 2 in the Open Class Beef Barn at the South Dakota State Fair. Held every year, the Supreme Row selection is one of the most anticipated and sought after titles of the fair.
  • SD Governor Candidate Billie Sutton
    South Dakota candidate for Governor Billie Sutton gives comment to some of the state's top ag issues.
  • SD Governor Candidate Kristi Noem
    South Dakota candidate for Governor Kristi Noem gives comment to some of the state's top ag issues.
  • Who owns your data?
    Not unlike many cattlemen, Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association (ASA) executive vice president, admits he was once one who didn’t pay attention to the data ownership and intellectual property rights topic.
  • Part 2: Insight into the Chinese beef market
    Ian Lahiffe, former new business general manager for Alltech in China and presently lead of operations at Allflex Livestock Intelligence in Beijing, China, recently visited with Nicole Erwin to share perspective on the beef market in China. Following are highlights from their conversation.
  • National Ag News: Waters of the United States is back and beef labels continue to be debated
    The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition of business organizations have notified the federal district court in South Carolina they will appeal that court’s ruling that revives the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule.
  • Cooler October expected
    While September’s forecast shows warm temperatures, October is expected to be near to slightly cooler than average from the Northern Plains to northern New England.
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