Cattle producers whoop, applaud sale barn prices
After a mid-December sale of 229 heifers averaged $2,017, all Daniel Mallory, sales manager and University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, could say was, “Unbelievable.” Before the last Show-Me-Select heifer sale this fall, quiet talk told of lackluster prices at five previous sales across the state. Some previous sale averages as low as $1,651 seemed too low for bred replacement heifers with known data.
China: What Does it Mean Now?
Today, the United States and China signed a long-awaited Phase One trade deal that, as expected, substantially addresses trade in food and agricultural products. Under the agreement, China has signaled it will purchase and import on average at least $40 billion annually of U.S. food, agricultural and seafood products. However, the main text doesn’t provide much description as to how that figure will be achieved.
Deep dive into China phase one deal for ag
The U.S. and China signed a phase one trade agreement Wednesday that both countries say will lead to increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products by China, to the tune of at least $40 billion per year. The deal will go into effect on Feb. 3, 2020.
Preconditioning and Risk Management Are Tools to Help You Prosper in 2020
Oklahoma Farm Report
As 2020 gets up to speed, Oklahoma State University livestock market economist, Dr. Derrell Peel says beef producers should have at least a measure of optimism. Peel believes the market is looking a little more positive this year, “I think it’s I think the overall situation is very supportive. More so, I do expect modestly higher prices, particularly in the second half of 2020, relative to what we went through and 2019. Again I think there’s still plenty of potential for volatility but arguably, perhaps a little bit less than what we’ve been dealing with for many months, over the last year or two.”
An Ambiguous Future
Ozark Farm & Neighbor
”I’m just old enough to be invited to the grown-up table of cattle producers,” quipped 30-year-old Aaron Artripe of Rogers, Ark. ”What I do isn’t typical but it’s working well, and when I grow up in another 10 years with a lot more experience and data behind me, perhaps my kind of diversification will have value for others.”
NCBA’s Sustainability Work
As we enter a new year, I hope you and your families had a happy holiday season. We look forward to continuing to serve each of you in the year ahead. With 2020 in mind, I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss NCBA’s vision: To be the trusted leader and definitive voice of the beef industry. That vision drives the work we’re doing every day in this association. From the direction provided by our grassroots leaders and partners, to the actions of our staff, we’re working hard to ensure our actions and activity are helping put muscle behind those words.
Subacute Ruminal Acidosis
Merck Veterinary Manual
Ruminant animals are adapted to digest and metabolize predominantly forage diets; however, growth rates and milk production are increased substantially when ruminants consume high-grain diets.