Industry News

Biosecurity—as easy as 1, 2, 3!

4-H members, volunteers and staff should have an understanding of basic biosecurity procedures to help limit and stop the spread of animal diseases. Following the simple and effective steps in this article will help protect your animals and other farms. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provided the following tips for practicing biosecurity, regardless of your farm’s size and scope. Keep your distance Restrict animal access to…

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Entering the Summer Doldrums

By : Stephen R. Koontz, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Colorado State University   Memorial Day is soon to pass and the impact of the holiday on cattle and beef markets, if not already, is soon to be complete. The impact on prices was positive, especially the Choice-Select spread, but the fundamentals going forward look to be a very mixed bag. There is bullish…

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President Trump Not Ecstatic With China Talks

President Trump said on Tuesday he was not pleased with trade talks between the U.S. and China, but kept the door open for further negotiations. The President was further quoted on the talks, “was a start”. So far the Soybean market remains optimistic that an agreement or deal will be done. We need each other and the maestro is negotiating, “The Art of the Deal”. On…

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CattleFax to Receive Don L. Good Impact Award

  MANHATTAN, Kan. – CattleFax, an organization created by cattle producers, has been selected to receive the 2018 Don L. Good Impact Award. The award, presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc. (LMIC), is named in honor of Good, who is a former head of the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI), and recognizes positive impact on the livestock and…

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The Markets

    Week of Week of Week of Data Source: USDA-AMS Market News   5/18/2018 5/11/2018 5/19/2017       $/cwt   5-Area Fed Steer all grades, live weight $114.73  $121.65  $134.26  all grades, dressed weight $184.02  $191.99  $212.62  Boxed Beef Choice Price, 600-900 lb. $231.94  $230.61  $248.36  Choice-Select Spread $23.17  $21.03  $25.38  700-800 lb. Feeder Steer Montana 3-market $148.49  — $150.25  Nebraska 7-market $150.17  $152.43 …

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