Editorial

Say ‘adios’ to La Nada

Here comes El Niño, and early data suggests it could grow into a monster. FULL STORY »

Ranch drought prep – plan for the worst and hope for the best

“The drought is far from being over at this point,” says Kansas State University Beef Veterinarian Dr. Larry Hollis in an interview with K-State Radio Network and Agriculture Today. “If you look at the forecast, I don’t see much on the horizon that makes me think we’re not going to have another dry year.” FULL STORY »

Corn planting begins…for some

The return of spring-like weather helped farmers make progress in planting corn across nearly one-quarter of the country’s top corn-producing states, primarily in Plains states. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices decline

Cash cattle prices declined from the previous week, dropping the 5-area cash cattle price to $149.74, a $2.43 drop. FULL STORY »

Opportunities for increased breeding cattle exports

As governments around the globe seek solutions to feeding their people, U.S. cattle producers may have an opportunity to export a value-added product from their ranch – their breeding cattle genetics. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Corn market is still consolidating

The corn market is still consolidating, and will be until tomorrow’s supply and demand report. Once the report is out of the way, traders will focus on the weather and potential planting delays. FULL STORY »

The precautionary principle Play video

Mark Walton, PhD, chief marketing officer for Recombinetics, describes how gene-splicing technology can advance livestock genetics, and how the precautionary principle can stifle innovation in food production. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding margins drop, packers fall into the red

Feedlot margins fell more than $18 per head last week to $223.51 compared to $242.03, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Rabobank projects continued strength in global beef market

In a report on the global beef market during the first quarter of 2014, Rabobank is projecting strong market fundamentals experienced in the first three months of the year to remain in place going forward, driven most by demand in China and tight supply in the United States, Australia and Brazil. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Sugie Sartwelle Talks BQA Programs

Sugie (pronounced 'shugi' as in sugar) Sartwelle is a Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) member, a life-long Texas cattlewoman and a long-time Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) advocate. FULL STORY »

Beef herd expansion threatened in the coming weeks

It’s April and pastures are, or should be, greening up in the southern half of the country. However, cold weather this spring has delayed pasture development in many areas. FULL STORY »

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