The Cattle Business Weekly
  • WY ag industry looks to add value to beef, expand markets
    Recently passed legislation calls for the Wyoming Business Council to work with the agriculture industry, and in consultation with the ENDOW Executive Council, on a strategy to build USDA-inspected beef processing plants of all sizes throughout the state and market Wyoming beef locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 
  • Stockyards Ag Experience raises $1.258 Million for development
    Programming, activities and collaborations at the Plaza will highlight farming both past and present will provide educational opportunities for all ages.
  • Wet and cool pattern fades into summer
     Based on the models, Edwards says South Dakota is less likely to have cooler than average conditions in May, with the exception of the northwest.
  • Sales postponed

    Black Ink Farms Annual Angus Bull Sale has postponed today's sale until Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM at the Corisca Sale Barn, Corsica, SD

  • Spring storm Xanto
    Generally calving mid-April means mother cows delivering their babies on green grass in the warm sunshine. That wasn’t the case for thousands of cattle this past weekend as spring storm Xanto surged through the Dakotas and Nebraska region bringing with it rain, sleet, snow, and wind.
  • Rural news: Thefts, accidents & economics
    Authorities have identified the 89-year-old man from rural North Dakota who died after he was pinned between a fence post and a trailer near Alexander, N.D. on Friday, March 30.
  • SDSU’s Little International held
    SDSU hosted its 95th Little International event on March 23-24 in Brookings, S.D.
  • Large increase in cattle on feed
    The inventory was 9 percent above March 1, 2017. This is the largest percentage increase since 2006.
  • Making headlines: Drought, Farm Bill and ELD Mandate
    Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has signed a drought declaration for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.
  • Global News: Australia beef happy about TPP-11
    The country’s Red Meat Advisory Council chair Don Mackay said the signing was a significant milestone for the Australian red meat industry, and the commencement would see enhanced market access gains in key red meat markets such as Japan, Mexico and Canada.
  • Ag News: Washington D.C. update
    It’s busy on the ag front for those in Washington D.C. with several long-awaited USDA positions finally receiving confirmation, NAFTA talks continue and Perdue’s appeal of the beef checkoff lawsuit case was heard.
  • Early March Sales Postponed Due to Weather
    We are having some cattle sales rescheduled due to the predicted bad weather. Here are the new dates:
  • Beef placard bill doesn’t move forward in Wyoming
    “I believe strong in country of origin labeling and having the right to know where our food comes from. It is reassurance for consumers that the meat is not just a product of the USA but it is fully, completely born, raised and harvested here,” Hunt says.
  • FARM Act a welcome relief
    The bill, co-sponsored by 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, including many from the region, would protect farmers, ranchers and livestock markets from burdensome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting requirements for animal waste emissions.
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