The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Stronger together
    I went white-water rafting this past summer in Colorado with my family. It was just my husband and I, and three of our kids in an inflatable boat with our river guide being a tiny little college-age gal, who didn’t weigh more than 100- lbs. soaking wet.
  • Brucellosis infection reported in Wyoming’s Park County
    Wyoming state veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, has been notified by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory that there is a new case of Brucellosis in a cattle herd in Park County.
  • Cattle theft and prevention go high-tech
    Livestock theft is one of the oldest crimes in South Dakota, but the ways thieves operate and the methods ranchers and authorities use to catch them have both evolved into a high-tech battle of wits.
  • Expectations for 2019 cattle inventory
    Using the relationship between heifer and beef cow slaughter, we estimate that annual slaughter levels would need to be 15 percent above a year ago in order for the beef cow inventory number on January 1 to be 1 percent below the 31.7 million estimated on January 1, 2018. 
  •  Pro golf tour gets a taste of beef
    Beef stood out as a prime destination location at the Inaugural Sanford International golf tournament held at the Minnehaha Country Club September 17-23, 2018 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Despite the wet and cold weather earlier in the week, 71,360 spectators found their way to the course where they experienced everything from golf legends to virtual ranch tours and had the opportunity to taste the rich, wholesome, and nutritious flavor of beef.
  • Tesla titan talks about  challenge and opportunity
    Elon Musk is the name most of us associate with the electric car maker Tesla. But co-founder and current Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel deserves equal billing for the company’s innovative success.
  • Weaning calves at home?
    Here’s what needs to happen in that 45-day window
  • Canada signs on to trade agreement, NAFTA replaced
    Replacing NAFTA will be the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has a figure of $1.2 trillion in trade attached to it.
  • Urban ag coming to a city near you
    New Jersey-based AeroFarms is recommissioning former warehouses, nightclubs and other large spaces for vertical farming.
  • Judge upholds North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Law
    U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland has upheld North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Law. The order comes as a result of a lawsuit filed in August of 2016 by the North Dakota Farm Bureau and several farmers who claimed that the Corporate Farming Law was unconstitutional.
  • 4 Business Basics
    Speaking candidly while in South Dakota, Kohl said the ag economy is in a continuing reset that started in 2013.
  • El Nino conditions forecast for fall-winter
    Current outlooks by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) call for this warm pool to continue through winter, with a peak warmth occurring before the end of the year.
  • CattleFax projects favorable fall calf market
    The 550-lb. calf market is expected to remain fairly favorable, said CattleFax analyst Mike Murphy during a market outlook webinar broadcast by CattleFax on Sept. 12, 2018.
  •   A Global Food Crisis? Speaker says it may come sooner, rather than later
    Sara Menker says a potential food emergency may not wait until the year 2050, and in fact may happen sometime in the next 10 years.
  •  Beef Bucks, Inc. named Friend of the Beef Industry
    Beef Bucks, Inc., has been named the 2018 South Dakota State University Friend of the Beef Industry. The Beef Bucks program is a non-profit organization that strives to promote the beef industry and educate consumers.
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