The Cattle Business Weekly
  • UW Extension’s livestock marketing specialist receives organization’s highest honor
    “Bridger Feuz is undoubtedly an exceptional extension educator who contributes significantly to the University of Wyoming’s statewide engagement mission,” said Kelly Crane, associate director of UW Extension. 
  • NILE Top Herdsman Awarded to Frank Herefords
    This year’s winner is Frank Herefords based out of Columbus, Mont. They are self-described as “a small herd that just keeps getting better every spring!”
  • Farmland transfers to reach large numbers
    Farmers National Company says 70 percent of farmland will transfer ownership over the next 20 years. The transfers will occur by sale, will, trust beneficiary or gifts, according to the company. For farm and ranch operations, the land is by far the most significant asset in this transfer of wealth. 
  • Round 2 of farm payments planned for December
    The payments are the second half of the $12 billion program by the Trump administration to compensate farmers for losses stemming from Trump’s trade agenda. 
  • Jay George inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
    Jay George, Lebo, Kan., was inducted to the Hereford Hall of Merit Oct. 26 at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Hereford Honorees Reception during the AHA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Junior Red Angus Association welcomes 1,000th member
     There is no doubt that youth involvement is an integral component of the beef industry, as the future lies with the next generation. The JRA membership actively participates in industry events, conferences and seminars designed to develop members’ critical thinking, leadership andlivestock production skill sets.
  • Livestock Development Summit will be Nov. 15 in Brookings
    Ag United Executive Director Steve Dick will moderate the panel discussion focused on siting, zoning and permitting for livestock operations. 
  • National Drought Monitor Summary
    In the High Plains, significant longer-term moisture shortages linger in the Moderate to Extreme Drought areas (D1-D3), with precipitation over the past 365 days totaling locally less than 60 percent of normal.
  • New hauling protocol in Nebraska
    Over the course of the past few months, Nebraska’s agricultural industry and State Patrol have worked together to develop a series of checklists to help livestock haulers comply with the law while also mitigating animal welfare concerns that arise when trucks are put out-of-service.
  • Cargill develops industry-first robotic cattle driver
    Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety. The robots are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, reducing stress to the animals by minimizing their proximity to human activity.
  • United States Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent
    The inventory was 5 percent above October 1, 2017. This is the highest October 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.
  • Top 10 Industry Leaders named   by Cattle Business Weekly
    This year’s Top 10 class consists of cattle producers, auctioneers, tech gurus, media experts, feedlot operators, beef educators and veterinarians.
  • South Dakota per pair and yearling monthly pasture rental rates
    The 2018 cow-calf pair statewide weighted average was $48.41 with a high of $61.63 and a low of $35.26.
  • Retail Value Steer Challenge seeking Nebraska steers
    The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is seeking donations of steers for its Annual Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) feeding competition.
  • Nearly $1.75 million raised at Cattlemen’s Ball
    More than $1.5 million went to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Center for cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. More than 55 Hebron-area groups are sharing the remaining money.
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