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Heating oil expenditures forecast to be lower this winter

A forecast combination of warmer weather and lower crude oil prices is contributing to the lowest expected average residential heating oil expenditures in nine years for the winter heating season of 2015-16, which runs from October 1 through March 31. The average household using heating oil is forecast to spend about $1,390 for heating bills during winter 2015-16, down $460 from last winter’s average expenditures.


Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices decrease

Choice boxed beef prices dropped from $205.36 on Tuesday to $203.36 on Wednesday. The two dollar fall brought the 27-day average price to $225.29. Select boxed beef also saw a $2.08 drop to hit $197.74 bringing the 27-day average price to $218.21.

Choice primal flank fell the most from $90.26 on Tuesday to $86.11 on Wednesday, a $4.15 fall that brought the 27-day average price to $114.11. Choice primal loin also saw a drop of $3.67. Chioce primal rib dropped the least amount, falling eight cents. 


Breakfast on the Farm wraps up another successful season

Five Michigan farm families gave visitors an incredible first-hand look at modern agriculture. Now is the time for interested farm families to apply to host an event in 2016.


This week's top 5 #ranchlife tweets

Twitter can be an important tool for animal agvocacy- and to just have fun. Each week, Drovers CattleNetwork wants to show off some of the week's greatest tweets from ranchers-- funny, inspirational and sweet. Check out the list below for some #ranchlife 140-word musings and follow us on Twitter at @droversCTN.


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