Market: Steer and heifer calves make up majority of offerings

10/21/2011 4:17:52 PM
Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves which now by-far make up the bulk of the feeder offerings sold 3.00-6.00 higher with instances from 8.00-12.00 higher especially in the Western Mountain States where reputation high altitude ranch strings are making their way to town. ... Full story.

Cattle Outlook: Cattle on feed report slightly bearish

10/21/2011 4:18:28 PM
USDA's October cattle on feed report was slightly bearish. It said that the number of cattle placed on feed during September was up 0.2% and marketings were up 0.6%, leaving the number on feed October 1 up 4.9% compared to a year earlier. ... Full story.

Is another Dust Bowl in the works?

10/21/2011 2:33:30 PM
A number of sizable dust storms, ongoing drought and intense heat this past summer have many wondering if another Dust Bowl is in the works. The Dust Bowl Era was a series of drought years spanning the early and middle 1930s, which was made worse by wind storms that blew away a large amount of topsoil on the Great Plains. ... Full story.

USDA struggling with this year's crop estimates

10/21/2011 1:27:53 PM
K-State agricultural economist Dan OBrien provids his weekly insight on the grain markets. O'Brien discusses the admission by the USDA this week that the department is having difficulty with its crop estimates, and talks about whether the harvest lows are in for corn and soybean trades. ... Full story.

Canada cattle report: Great prices pull marketings forward

10/21/2011 1:00:01 PM
Report for the week of October 17, 2011 Great prices over the last couple of weeks have pulled marketings forward and feedlots started out last week comfortably current. Fundamentals deteriorated somewhat last week giving packers the opportunity to tighten up bids. ... Full story.

Texas cattle producers consider feeding whole cotton plants

10/21/2011 9:56:19 AM
Texas beef producers are exploring the use of whole cotton plants as a protein source for cattle due to extreme drought conditions, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. ... Full story.

Are corn futures too low or is cash corn too high in price?

10/21/2011 9:05:00 AM
Whether you admit it or not, you have paid a lot of attention to the commodity markets. Euphoria dominated your feelings during July and August, and as soon as the September calendar appeared, the lump in your throat got bigger every day. September was not pretty. ... Full story.

Schwieterman: Corn market stronger, Live cattle higher

10/21/2011 8:45:12 AM
Feeder cattle futures closed mixed on Thursday, with trading ranges of 1.50 in the front few months. Strong trade in the corn market and weaker deferred live cattle kept the market from closing any stronger. ... Full story.

Drought Monitor: Severe weather along the East Coast

10/20/2011 9:11:18 AM
A slow-moving cold front in the Nation’s midsection brought some rain to the Midwest and parts of the central and southern Plains. A Pacific system dropped light to moderate precipitation on the Northwest. ... Full story.

Agricultural exports add significant value to Ohio farmers' revenue

09/28/2011 9:20:00 AM
Amid a visit to Ohio by a Taiwan soybean and corn delegation to sign letters of intent to purchase corn and soybeans, Ohio State University agricultural economist Ian Sheldon said the export of agricultural products adds significantly to farm revenues. ... Full story.

Cattle Outlook: Drought moves calves to feed yards early

08/26/2011 2:18:14 PM
The severe drought in the southern plains is pushing a lot of cows to slaughter and calves into feed yards. Over the last five weeks beef cow slaughter is up over 20% compared to a year ago. ... Full story.

Feedyard management share safety program success stories

06/24/2011 11:45:32 AM
A webinar focusing on innovative approaches feedyards are using to create a safer and healthier work environment was held yesterday for members of the KLA Cattle Feeders Council. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.



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