With an estimated 2 million people tuning in to his syndicated TV show each weekday, there’s no doubting the clout Dr. Oz carries in the arena of public opinion. Add to that 3.78 million Twitter followers and more than 5.5 million Facebook page “likes,” and the good doctor reaches a sizable audience with his opinions on everything from beating bad breath to cutting cancer risk.
Space may not be the final frontier for Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl; they want to grow plants there. Because, who knows, we may one day try to live on Mars, and to survive, we’ll have to grow our own food.
Cash fed cattle prices bounced back some last week after declining more-or-less steadily since the first week of April. That week, the 5-Area weekly weighted average steer price (live basis) worked out to $167.57. Two weeks ago, the 5-Area steer price bottomed out at $145.48. That is a decline from spring high to summer low (tentatively, at least) of 13.2 percent.
Adoption of established cow-calf management practices can improve production efficiency and thus reduce the environmental impact of beef production, according to results of a study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science.
Choice boxed beef slipped on from Monday to Tuesday from $233.66 to $233.18. The 48-cent drop brought the 27-day average price to $239.03. Select boxed beef fell hard as well, dropping $1.16 to hit $227.95. The 27-day average price is now at $235.56.
Choice primal chuck saw the largest fall of the primal cuts, dropping $2.59 to hit $193.09. Choice primal round was close behind, falling $1.86. Choice primal loin increased $2.18 on Tuesday to hit $310.72.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday "good progress" was made toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade deal last week, even though negotiators failed to reach an accord in marathon talks in Hawaii.