Editorial

Corn in great shape as harvest takes off

Four percent of the nation’s corn has been harvested, on-par with 2013’s pace but already behind the five-year average. FULL STORY »

BQA: Pride, quality and security

“We believe beef quality assurance starts at the ranch,” Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz say. “The cattle go through the feeding period at the feedlots under the same guidelines and on to the packers so consumers can be confident that their beef is safe, healthy and wholesome.” FULL STORY »

Consumers willing to dig deeper in wallets for beef

Consumers participating in the monthly Food Demand Survey conducted by Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics reported a willingness to pay more for beef compared to last month and last year. FULL STORY »

Heifer management helps rebuild cow herds to produce quality beef

Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than keeping female offspring to breed. Managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements, says David Patterson, University of Missouri. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle prices push counter-seasonally higher

Cash prices for most classes of feeder cattle pushed higher last week in Oklahoma and other markets. Both calf and feeder prices advanced counter-seasonally with feeder prices reaching new record levels at several weights. FULL STORY »

Farm safety week is quickly approaching

National Farm Safety and Health Week, which runs from Sept. 21-27, promotes safety on the farm. FULL STORY »

Scientists discover how bluetongue virus survives the winter

Veterinary scientists at the University of California-Davis found that the bluetongue virus survives winters by reproducing in midges, the insect that carries and spreads the virus, Pat Bailey of Imperial Valley News reported. FULL STORY »

Cattle thieves to face harsher penalties

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is seeking mandatory minimum sentences for felony theft of cattle, hogs and other livestock. FULL STORY »

National Farmers Union selects Golden Triangle Award recipients

The National Farmers Union has selected Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Mark Pocan from Wisconsin as this year’s Golden Triangle Award recipients. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Can fat cattle market maintain beef demand? Play video

Compared to last week, coming back after last week’s Holiday with many auctions taking last Monday off, this week’s comparable sales had yearlings trading mostly 3.00-8.00 higher with calves steady to 5.00 higher. FULL STORY »

Feedlot management: The key to finding and keeping good help

Sense of ownership, community and respect are key elements for feedlot employee retention, says Conquering the Labor, Hiring and Retention Battle panel speakers at the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum in Kearney, Neb. FULL STORY »

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