Long-time KLA CEO Dee LIkes stepping down at year's end

The chief executive officer and executive vice president of the Kansas Livestock Association is stepping aside after 31 years in the position. Dee Likes will assume the title of KLA Chief Executive Emeritus December 31, 2014, and will remain employed by KLA in an advisory role to work on future initiatives. FULL STORY »

Just how big is the 2014 corn crop? USDA sees record harvest

Cool, ideal summer weather set high expectations for the country’s corn crop, and the USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows just how much the crop benefited. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved mostly lower after Tuesday's USDA reports

Corn futures bounced on Tuesday’s production data. Today’s USDA Crop Production report stated the forthcoming corn crop at 14.032 billion bushels, which fell moderately below the average of analyst estimates. FULL STORY »

K-State Student receives 2014 Forrest Bassford Award

Logan Britton, a senior majoring in agricultural communications and agriculture economics at Kansas State University (KSU), is the recipient of the 2014 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech FULL STORY »

Commentary: Genius comes at a price

It’s comes as a shock whenever some celebrity is suddenly found dead. We instinctively ask, ‘How could someone who has it all want to end it all?’ I humbly offer a partial explanation. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Fed cattle prices continue two-week fall

After tipping record highs, fed cattle prices have continued a two-week fall, dropping the 5-area cash price from $162.79 to $159.94. Speculations attribute this to Russia’s announcement of banning beef trade and other agricultural commodities with the U.S. for one year. However, if that is the case, the ban is projected to have little lasting impact to the market. FULL STORY »

Meredith: Find your inner 'Googliness'

In my last article, I told you about “my generation” – those pesky millennials – and what makes us tick. A trip to Google in Silicon Valley, showed me that clearly, this company has cracked the millennial code. You can, too. FULL STORY »

FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

The Food and Drug Administration released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report this week, showing both increasing and decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. FULL STORY »

Prepare a “calving kit” before fall calving season begins

More and more Oklahoma producers are breeding cattle to calve in the fall. Some producers are planning to “calve out” more replacement heifers than normal to take advantage of high cattle prices. FULL STORY »

Chart: Historical Kansas cattle feeding net returns

The charts below are calculated by the Focus on Feedlots survey performed by Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Bovine Temperament: A feedlot focus

As a new load of weaned calves enters the feedlot, workers prepare to process the calves upon arrival. Processing would likely include vaccinating these calves to prevent respiratory disease and treating them for parasites, among other regular processing procedures. FULL STORY »

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