Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

USDA cattle data neutral

USDA cattle data neutral

Dow Jones Newswires

The government’s cattle inventory data released Friday were viewed as generally neutral for 2013 futures prices on Monday but somewhat supportive for the distant-traded 2014 contracts.

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No need to delay feedlot implants

No need to delay feedlot implants

Mary Lou Peter

Bovine Veterinarian

Two recent studies by Kansas State University scientists indicate that delaying administering growth-promoting implants to calves did not provide an advantage over implanting immediately upon arrival at a feedlot.

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Consider resources before breeding cow herds

Consider resources before breeding cow herds

Fred Hall

Wichita Falls Times Record

Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University, gave producers who attended the Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference an overview of how to select bulls that can make an economic impact on their cow herd.

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Zoetis Plans to Keep Factories as It Seeks New Products

Zoetis Plans to Keep Factories as It Seeks New Products

Drew Armstrong

Bloomberg

Zoetis Inc., the animal health company that gained 19 percent in its initial public offering yesterday, is developing new antibiotic medicines and doesn’t anticipate closing any of its 29 factories around the world.

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Cattle ranching moves north, west amid drought

Cattle ranching moves north, west amid drought

ROXANA HEGEMAN

The Wichita Eagle

The severe drought that scorched pastures across the Southern Plains last summer helped shrink the nation’s herd to its smallest size in more than six decades and encouraged the movement of animals to lusher fields in the northern and western parts of the U.S., a new report shows.

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BLM and Forest Service Announce 2013 Grazing Fee

BLM and Forest Service Announce 2013 Grazing Fee

Western Livestock Journal

The Federal grazing fee for 2013 will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.35 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.  The 2013 fee is the same as last year’s.

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Good cattle prices for ranchers, red ink for cattle feeders, packers in 2013

Good cattle prices for ranchers, red ink for cattle feeders, packers in 2013

The Greeley Tribune

The foreseeable future for the beef industry will resemble much of what it’s experienced in recent months — ranchers seeing high prices for their cattle, but red ink for cattle feeders and beef packers.

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Where’s the beef? Not in Indonesia, and US cattle producers are none too happy

Where’s the beef? Not in Indonesia, and US cattle producers are none too happy

Billings Business

When authorities discovered a case of mad-cow disease in California last year, Indonesia angered U.S. cattle producers by becoming the first nation to ban beef from the United States.

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Beef prices will stay high as U.S. cattle herd hit smallest levels in 60 years

Beef prices will stay high as U.S. cattle herd hit smallest levels in 60 years

Dan Piller

Des Moines Register

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that the nation’s cattle herd shrunk by 2 percent in 2012 to the lowest levels in sixty years.

The shortage of beef cattle is expected to keep beef prices, which rose about ten percent last year, high again in 2013.

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Where’s the beef? U.S. cattle herd shrinking

Where’s the beef? U.S. cattle herd shrinking

ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Fort Worth Star Telegram

The cattle herd in the United States, the world’s largest beef producer, has probably shrunk to the smallest in 61 years as drought ravages pastures from Texas to Nebraska and boosts feed costs.

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Wow Did That Dodge Ad With Paul Harvey Talking About Farmers Just Rock the Super Bowl

Wow Did That Dodge Ad With Paul Harvey Talking About Farmers Just Rock the Super Bowl

Jonathon M. Seidl

The Blaze

One of the most touching commercials from Super Bowl Sunday was the Dodge ad based on the “so God made a farmer” speech by Paul Harvey. We’ve included the full audio from the speech below so you can listen to the entire, rousing tribute.

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