Daily Archives: June 21, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 suggestions for lying about wheat yields

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 suggestions for lying about wheat yields

FarmTalk

10.  Always refer to a field that’s not located along a road.     

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Economist analyzes Choice-Select spread

Economist analyzes Choice-Select spread

Brenda Boetel

Agri View

The Choice-Select spread increased earlier than normal this spring, thanks in part to supply issues. The bigger spread provides more of an incentive for increased production of Choice beef. During a 12-month period of time the Choice-Select spread is typically narrowest in the January-to-March timeframe as the demand for Choice-graded middle meats is at its lowest. And the supply of Choice-graded cattle is typically at its highest.

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Drought Resources for Ranchers

Drought Resources for Ranchers

Tri State Livestock News

The sheer number of articles in our archives related to drought in the ranching industry is fairly discouraging. In the last 10 years alone we’ve addressed drought in…well, we don’t really want to know how many years. It’s a fact of life here on the Northern Plains, so we’ve compiled some resources that are current, as well as some that have some ongoing value, regardless of this year’s specific situation.

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Extending the Grazing Season – Preparing for the Summer Slump

Extending the Grazing Season – Preparing for the Summer Slump

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

The late spring rains and unseasonable cool temperatures have afforded our pastures exceptional growth into June in Pennsylvania, when it is common to see pasture growth begin to slow about this time of year when temperatures escalate and rainfall diminishes. However, with summer quickly approaching, it is important to remember that it is very likely that soon pasture growth will decline and the “summer slump” will be here.

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Market Forecaster: Steer weights indicate production set to swell

Market Forecaster: Steer weights indicate production set to swell

Brian Hoops

Tri-State Neighbor

Corn closed the week 3 3⁄4 lower. Private exporters reported sales of 130,000 metic tons to an unknown destination and 120,000 metric tons of corn to Mexico. Weekly export sales showed a total of 24.2 million bushels with 23.6 million for the 2016-2017 marketing year. This was above the 7.5 million bushels needed this week to be on pace with USDA’s June demand projection of 2.22 billion.

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How Bad is the Drought in NorthEast Montana? It’s BAD.

How Bad is the Drought in NorthEast Montana? It’s BAD.

Northern AG

This past week Shannon and I took a personal trip through ten Counties in eastern Montana, and had the chance to visit with a lot of farmers and ranchers.  After a good season last year, severe drought has now come on very quickly, and it is causing major concern over a broad area.

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Here are the most trusted sources for food-related issues

Here are the most trusted sources for food-related issues

Nevil Speer

Beef Magazine

I got into a conversation the other day about utility vehicles or UTVs, those machines that are more than a four-wheeler but not quite a small pickup. That conversation was spurred by the number of such vehicles I see being pulled in trailers headed for the mountains.

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