Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

NH test results for  Angus bull  3F Epic 4631

NH test results for  Angus bull  3F Epic 4631

American Angus Association

The American Angus Association® recently became aware that 3F Epic 4631, AAA 17950219 is a carrier of Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH).

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Disruptive technologies create new markets, opportunities in the beef industry

Disruptive technologies create new markets, opportunities in the beef industry

Raney Rapp

FarmTalk

In the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, technology invention and integration increasingly define success for the beef industry. As the lines between physical and digital blur, beef producers could find themselves in a surprisingly familiar market space where efficiency, quality and a personal touch still reign supreme.

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Take Steps to Keep Herd’s Immune System Healthy

Take Steps to Keep Herd’s Immune System Healthy

Lee Jones, MS, DVM
Cattle Today
No, the germ theory is still alive and well and scientific fact. The theory states that many infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. It was proposed as far back as the 16th century, but not until Louis Pasteur’s research in the mid-1800s demonstrated a relationship between germs and disease did the theory actually gain acceptance.

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Time Running Out for Farm Bill Passage, Lawmakers Talking Extension

Time Running Out for Farm Bill Passage, Lawmakers Talking Extension

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

The current Farm Bill is set to expire at the end of the month, so time is running out for the House and Senate to reach an agreement on a compromise bill. With only a few days left for negotiations, House and Senate leaders are starting to talk about extension.

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US Beef Export Numbers Paint a Picture of a Robust Demand Environment in the Global Marketplace

US Beef Export Numbers Paint a Picture of a Robust Demand Environment in the Global Marketplace

Oklahoma

Farm Report

This past week, the US Department of Agriculture released the latest US beef export numbers, compiled in a report by the US Meat Export Federation. On first glance, the numbers look pretty good. However, Jim Robb of the Livestock Marketing Information Center says that is an understatement, asserting that the numbers in this report for July are really quite robust with stronger results than anticipated.

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Neighborly Fence Care

Neighborly Fence Care

Christine Gelley

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Fence care can make tempers flare between neighbors. Typically, when neighbors have similar goals, an agreeable strategy for fence maintenance can be worked out easily. When land use pursuits differ, there is a higher likelihood for conflict.

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Tariffs hit farmers’ lending exposure

Tariffs hit farmers’ lending exposure

Jacqui Fatka

Feedstuffs

Kristen Duncanson farms 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans and finishes hogs with her husband in Mapleton, Minn. She said they’re currently losing $18-22 per pig because of the continued slide in prices since the trade tariff threats began.

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Waiting Proved Advantageous For Cattle Trade

Waiting Proved Advantageous For Cattle Trade

Brad Hulett

Drovers

Feeders in the south along with most places in the north were able to move cattle at $108 on Friday.  Trading a dollar stronger than the previous week, feeders proved that holding was the right decision. The question to be answered this week, is this higher market a one-week rally, or a new direction for the market?

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Hurricane Florence to leave large footprint on cattle and calves in Southeast

Hurricane Florence to leave large footprint on cattle and calves in Southeast

Chad McNutt and John Feldt

Beef Magazine

As people evacuate large areas of the Southeast coast, beef producers and other livestock producers are bracing for the worst. Hurricane Florence will make landfall along the Southeast U.S. coast as a major hurricane late Friday or early Saturday and the damage is expected to be substantial.

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Newly open Chinese beef market excites ND ranchers, cattlemen

Newly open Chinese beef market excites ND ranchers, cattlemen

James Miller

Grand Forks Herald

Decisions made by China routinely make international headlines as its nearly 1.5 billion residents make the country the most populated and largest consumer market globally. The U.S. government in conjunction with the European Union have for a long time placed scrutiny on the trade and regulatory practices of China in largely unsuccessful efforts aimed at bringing the nation into fair trade deals.

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