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25 September 2020
View news from United States NCBA seeks its own solution to cattle market transparency
Senator Deb Fischer has introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act, hoping to provide additional price transparency for US cattle producers. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures move up as supplies grow tighter
US live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on 24 September as cash markets stabilised and traders feared that cattle supplies will tighten in the coming months....
24 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of USDA report
US live cattle futures rose on 23 September as traders weighed improving slaughter rates against expectations of higher placements in the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
View news from United States Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
23 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag ahead of monthly USDA report
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell on 22 September in anticipation of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report from the USDA....
View news from United States US NFU welcomes stopgap funding for farmers and hungry Americans
The US House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will keep federal agencies running through 11 December, allowing farmers to access much-needed federal funding. ...
21 September 2020
View news from United States USDA Releases Roadmap to Address Salmonella in meat, eggs
The US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. ...
View news from United States Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for prices ahead
The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....
View news from United States Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
View news from United States Finding Hope in Rangeland Restoration
Spring is the perfect season to explore rangeland ecology in California. The grasslands are green, the skies are blue, and bright yellow monkey flowers dance in the breeze. Even metaphorically, spring is a good fit. Rangeland restoration brings new life....
19 September 2020
View news from United States Don’t risk abortions this winter: Double check vitamin A supplementation
Pasture mature and brown early due to drought?...
18 September 2020
View news from United States Keeping an Eye on Body Condition in Fall Calving Cows
With much of the eastern and western borders of Nebraska in a drought, producers with fall calving cows need to be especially mindful of body condition on fall calving cows....
17 September 2020
View news from United States Kansas State researchers study wheat for grazing, grain
Kansas State University researchers have released findings of a study to identify the best-performing varieties when producers are growing wheat for grain and grazing, known as a dual-purpose system....
View news from United States Keep Safety in Mind During Fall Harvest
As we begin harvesting, now is a good time to keep general farm safety in mind, according to Katelyn Landeis, North Dakota State University Extension’s agriculture and natural resources agent in Grand Forks County....
16 September 2020
View news from United States Early Weaning a Management Tool
Early weaning can help reduce pressure on native pastures and extend forage supplies for adult beef cows....
View news from United States Fall Season is a Good Time to Manage Some Pasture Weeds
Fall is the best time to control some of North Dakota’s most notorious weeds in pastures and other grasslands, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists....
View news from United States Experts discuss risk factors and treatment options for pre-weaning pneumonia
When talking to ranchers about cattle health concerns in the summer, fly control and pinkeye will often come to mind, but one condition that can lead to calf death is pre-weaning pneumonia....
15 September 2020
View news from United States Grazing, Harvesting Rule Change an Opportunity for US Farmers, Ranchers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow producers to graze, hay or cut cover crops on prevented-planting acres beginning Sept. 1....
View news from United States Beef genetic data tools defined
In any team sport, members contribute their physical strengths to help achieve the goal for the common good. It is hard for an athlete to be the best in all aspects of the game....
View news from United States Forage Testing Can Save Dollars
As cow-calf producers strive to reduce feed costs by finding different avenues to increase grazing days, many still have to use harvested forages in their year-round feeding program....
14 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as shifts in pork market could mean increased consumption of beef
Traders report that increased sales of US pork to China could push up prices, spurring US consumers to buy more beef....
View news from United States Smithfield Foods in the crosshairs for failing to protect workers from COVID-19
The US Labour Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees during the coronavirus pandemic....
11 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close higher, bolstered by optimism in pork market
CME live cattle futures edged higher on 10 September, despite declining cash cattle and wholesale beef prices....
10 September 2020
View news from United States New research project at Iowa State University builds "genome to phenome" knowledge for crops and livestock
A new federal grant will support an Iowa State University-led effort to spur development of a “genome to phenome” infrastructure for scientific collaboration across crops and livestock....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures close lower as cash trade falters
US live cattle futures sank on 9 September on a disappointing start to the cash cattle trade....
09 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise as traders expect firmer cash prices
Live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday 8 September as traders expected firmer cash values as supplies of market-ready cattle fall....
07 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make modest gains as demand wanes
US live cattle futures rose on Friday 4 September, but traders remain uncertain about US demand for beef....
05 September 2020
View news from United States Grilling Season: Safe Meat Serving Temperatures
If you put in a lot of time trying to grill a piece of meat to perfection, it can be particularly disconcerting if you cut it open and find it still raw or undercooked. ...
 
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