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Pneu-Dart plans roundtable discussion on RFD-TV

As previously announced, Pneu-Dart will be sponsoring a one-hour prime time program on the application of remote drug delivery for free range cattle which will air on RFD-TV December 14, 2015. The broadcast will consist of a roundtable discussion on the use of remote drug delivery with one of the many topics focusing on the importance of a Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR) when administering medication.


Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices rise

Choice boxed beef prices saw a jump of $1.61 today to hit $204.97. This rise brought the 27-day average to $223.91. Select boxed beef also saw an increase from $197.74 on Wednesday to $198 on Thursday. This 26-cent jump brought the 27-day average price to $216.93.

Choice primal rib saw a large increase in price, hitting $311.34 after a $11.06 jump. Choice primal loin saw the next largest jump of $2.11 to hit $275.68. Choice primal brisket saw the largest fall of $1.34 to $132.56. 


Farmers wonder how low calf prices will go

Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not too distant past. More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go.


Imports of Australian beef should moderate in coming months

U.S. beef imports were up 32.5 percent in the first seven months of 2015. This follows a beef import increase of 31 percent year over year in 2014. The 2014 beef import total was the highest level since 2007 and, at the current pace, total 2015 beef imports could be a new record high.


U.S. average retail regular gasoline price decreases, average diesel fuel price increases

The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased less than a penny from the previous week to remain $2.32 per gallon on October 5, 2015, 98 cents per gallon lower than the same time last year. The Midwest and Gulf Coast prices increased three cents and two cents, respectively, to $2.35 per gallon and $2.04 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price decreased six cents to $2.48 per gallon, while the West Coast price fell five cents to $2.79 per gallon. The East Coast price was down one cent to $2.17 per gallon.


Purina: Don't let weather impact the last stage of calf development

More than 75 percent of fetal growth occurs in the last trimester, due in part to the rapid growth of a calf's tissues. For many beef producers the period of rapid development also coincides with extremely variable weather conditions that often include rain, wind, sleet and snow.


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