Industry News

Winter Weather Impacts Cattle Markets

By : Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension A major winter storm this past week extended in a belt across the middle of the country from Denver east to the mid-Atlantic coast. Heavy snow hit parts of feedlot country across eastern Colorado, Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, southern Iowa and the eastern Corn Belt. Much of Nebraska and the northern Plains along with the Texas panhandle were spared the…

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Merck Joins Effort to Enhance Cattle Raising through Sponsorship of Stockmanship & Stewardship Program

CENTENNIAL, CO (Jan. 3, 2019) — Thanks to new sponsorship from Merck Animal Health, up to six regional Stockmanship & Stewardship events will be coordinated by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association throughout the United States in 2019. Additional funding and support for the program is provided by the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program.                Stockmanship & Stewardship events bring together cattle…

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Two Advanced Calving Clinics Planned for Eastern Iowa

  VINTON, Iowa — Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in early February in Maquoketa and Independence. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows. “These clinics will provide both classroom and hands-on activities presented by Iowa State faculty and…

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Free CattleFax Webinar Will Offer Market Expectations

Courtesy of   Cattle producers can learn more about factors expected to affect the market in 2019 during an upcoming free CattleFax webinar. The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar will take place January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Central time. While one of the most aggressive U.S. beef cowherd expansions in the last four decades recently has slowed its pace, the larger inventory has increased beef supplies…

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Missing Reports

By : Brenda Boetel, Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls   Last week appeared to bring no movement toward a resolution regarding the partial government shutdown. As such, several reports were not available, including the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates, Quarterly grain stocks, Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings and weekly export sales.  Next week will see the absence of…

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