The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Barn Talk: Factors to consider for confinement facilities
    Beth Doran, an Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist has worked with producers to plan and procure hoop barn and monoslope facilities. She shares that producers cite several reasons for investing in a confinement barn. These include controlling manure runoff – and protecting water resources; improving animal comfort, improving animal performance, reducing animal sickness; and capturing more value from manure.
  • Saddle & Sirloin honors R.A. Brown

    Brown built R. A. Brown Ranch into one of the substantial ranches in the country that encompassed a Quarter Horse band, multiple seedstockbreeds, commercial cow-calf herds, stocker operations, cattle feeding, and farming. His livestock have made a significant impact on the world’s genetics.


  • Calif. voters say yes to cage-free animals

    California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Nov. 6 requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022. Proposition 12 also bans the sale of pork and veal in California from farm animals raised in cages that don’t meet the new minimum size requirements

  • Global ag news: A roundup of foreign happenings in the world of agriculture

    E.U. to curb use of antibiotics on farm animals; Quebec to be compensated for losses from USMCA deal; Global food prices dip in October

  • Get in the game
    A new board game by meat scientist Duane Wulf takes players into the world of livestock genetics
  • Planning for taxes on the farm
    It will be prudent for each taxpayer and business owner to become somewhat familiar with how this legislation will impact their individual and business income and expense reporting.
  • Secretary of Ag visits Poet, Lennox, S.D. farm
    Following the tour of POET, Perdue, Rounds and Noem, along with South Dakota Sen. John Thune met with producers and representatives from agricultural organizations at the Poppens farm near Lennox. They answered questions about trade, financial issues farmers face, labeling lab-grown protein, new biotechnology rules, traceability and restructuring parts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Lending a helping hand during harvest
    Everything came to a screeching halt in early August when Dale Kreiman was life-flighted to Billings for quintuple bypass surgery. Following the surgery, even while Dale was still in the hospital, Glenda says they remembered talking with a cousin about the Farm Rescue program. So they decided they had nothing to lose and contacted the organization.
  • President Trump addresses National FFA Convention attendees
    Trump commended FFA members, saying, “You are amazing people. Your time in the FFA, in the field, in the farm, in the land and in the classroom has not only prepared you for a stellar, great career in something you love, it’s taught you essential truths about life and about the world in which we live.”
  • South Dakotans testify in D.C. for truthful labeling of meat
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is deciding whether or not lab-cultured tissue should be labeled as meat.
    Many do not support labeling foods produced using animal cell culture technology as meat. And, for good reason, says Eric Sumption, a Frederick, S.D. cattle producer who traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify on behalf of his family’s cow/calf and feedlot operation.
  • Cull cow prices remain uncertain
    Could cull cow prices dip down to 30 cents a hundredweight before the traditional culling season ends? It is a question that goes unanswered as other factors continue to impact the market.
  • 3 Musts for young producers
    As the 91st annual National FFA Convention brings together youth leaders in agriculture in Indianapolis this week, what advice might a seasoned ag producer offer for young producers?
  • 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.
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