Editorial

Calving season brings renewed hope after October blizzard

The arrival of spring calving season across western South Dakota is renewing hope for ranchers still reeling from last October’s blizzard. FULL STORY »

Could America ever be a meat-free nation? Not likely

A meat-free America just isn’t going to happen, no matter how many vegetarians and vegans may push for it. FULL STORY »

Take a minute

As a general rule of thumb, I try not to “go all softie” in the articles I write. Whether it’s about the latest market information, a proposed policy in Washington, D.C., consumer trends or new science, I try to stick to the “meat and potatoes” rather than the mushy and gushy. FULL STORY »

U.S. beef export sales hits downhill slope, shipments follow

U.S. beef export sales continue to decline, dropping 18 percent from the 8 percent decrease in the previous week. The 13,300 metric tons shipment moves the 4-week average down 6 percent. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Chinese conundrum

The growth in meat and poultry exports to China is good for the U.S. industry — for now. But the question must be asked: Can the production needed to supply that tonnage expand indefinitely? FULL STORY »

Monitoring behavior, performance and health Play video

GrowSafe has become known for developing systems for measuring individual feed intake and feed efficiency in cattle. FULL STORY »

Atlas of Salmonella: mapping awareness of the foodborne illness

Estimated to cause more than 1.2 million illnesses each year in the United States, resulting in 23,000 hospital visits and 450 deaths, Salmonella is not to be taken lightly. FULL STORY »

USDA proposes smaller beef checkoff board

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to downsize the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from 103 to 99 members. FULL STORY »

Bull-sale time at CSU Play video

At Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Center, animal scientist Jason Ahola discusses the recent CSU bull sale and ongoing animal-science research at CSU. FULL STORY »

EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applied a narrow Supreme Court opinion from 2006 to propose a rule Tuesday that would expand federal jurisdiction over streams, wetlands and other waters. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices increase slightly

Cash cattle prices increased from last week with the five area cash cattle moving to $150.84. Our panel of Monday Market Sentiment cattle industry experts project prices to decline and move down to $149.49. FULL STORY »

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