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BeefTalk: Yes, the Shorthorns have new EPDs

Summer is an off time to discuss bull data. However, the American Shorthorn Association’s e-newsletter arrived last week with some good, no great news. FULL STORY »

Feedlot margins end August in a positive trend

After a three-week skid, feedlot margins end August on an upward jump from $162.67 per head in the previous week to $171.99 per head for the week ending August 30, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker’s latest report. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Circus stunt

In this ‘Diary of an Undercover Activist,’ the inside story of conditions at a well-known (but unnamed) circus is exposed by an employee who posted his observations for all to read. FULL STORY »

Skin cancer threatens agricultural workers

Skin cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. It occurs when mutations occur in healthy skin cells, most often due to ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. It can appear as moles, raised bumps, scaly patches or open sores, and, though not always, most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. FULL STORY »

Technology makes sidedressing crops with manure easier

The late, wet spring that occurred across Central Michigan forced many farmers to reprioritize their normal spring schedule and condense field activities into as few days as possible. FULL STORY »

Fall seeding alfalfa

For the most part late summer seeding can be an excellent time to establish alfalfa which will lead to productive stands the next growing season. The decision of whether to proceed with a late summer alfalfa seeding depends on the need for good quality forage the next spring, temperature, and available soil moisture. FULL STORY »

Rebuilding the U.S. livestock herd

Everyone is familiar with the phrase, "What goes up must come down!" Grain prices seem to be following this old axiom, with substantial questions remaining of "how far down?" For U.S. animal product consumption the phrase could be reversed, "What goes down must come up!" FULL STORY »

U.S. GMO labeling foes triple spending in first half of this year

Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically modified organisms spent more than $27 million in the first six months of this year on GMO-related lobbying, roughly three times their spending in all of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Wed.

Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Wednesday, reaching limit higher in the October contract on the close. FULL STORY »

Cattle could help with prairie habitat conservation

Washington State University scientists, along with the U.S. Department of Defense and the nonprofit center for Natural Lands Management will conduct a study to find how “working landscapes,” including grazing cattle, might help with habitat conservation. FULL STORY »

Americans’ taste for beef continues, even at high prices

Beef continues to be on shoppers’ grocery lists, even as prices have soared to record highs this year. That says a lot about Americans’ appetite for beef, said Kansas State University agricultural economist Glynn Tonsor. FULL STORY »

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