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04 January 2021
View news from United States Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
01 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end on a high, but post a 9 percent decline for the year
US live cattle futures closed higher on 31 December, buoyed by fund-driven buying, strong weekly export sales data and optimism about consumer demand for meat in the coming months....
31 December 2020
View news from United States Criollo-Angus cross project tests rangeland grazing efficiency
A set of calves grazing winter pasture at the New Mexico State University Clayton Livestock Research Center near Clayton, New Mexico, may look typical of Texas High Plains cattle, but this group is special – they are Raramuri Criollo crossbred calves,...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fell as corn prices skyrocket, ratcheting up feed costs
US live cattle futures sank on 30 December for a second straight session as surging corn prices signalled rising feed costs and pressured feeder cattle futures....
View news from United States 2020: The year of the cull cow
Now is a good time for US beef producers to take advantage of stronger than normal prices for culled cattle, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker....
30 December 2020
View news from United States CoBank outlines 10 forces that will shape US rural economy in 2021
COVID-19 vaccine brings optimism for a brighter and more prosperous year ahead, but significant economic recovery unlikely before mid-year....
View news from United States CME update: Live cattle futures fall amid larger Wall Street drop
US cattle futures retreated on 29 December after hitting a near three-month high in the previous session as rising feed costs and a downturn in equities markets triggered selling....
29 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures reach three-month peak as markets strengthen
US cattle futures reached the highest level in nearly three months on 28 December on firming cash market prices, new economic stimulus and hopes for improved beef demand....
28 December 2020
View news from United States UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat
Is cultivated meat — essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions — a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak?...
View news from United States Meet Cosmo, a Bull Calf Designed to Produce 75% Male Offspring
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he’ll produce more male offspring. The research was presented in a poster in July at the American Society...
24 December 2020
View news from United States Even Small Efforts to Keep Cows From Creeks Can Significantly Improve Riparian Health
With a little time and effort, rangeland managers can have a dramatic impact on the resilience of California’s riparian areas, which are important to the state’s human, environmental and economic well-being....
View news from United States Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
22 December 2020
View news from United States Without forage test, hay by any other name is just hay
Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested....
View news from United States Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies
Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
View news from United States Freemartinism: producers should record multiple births in their herds
Cow-calf producers need to keep recordkeeping and genetic drift in mind when cattle births result in twins that are a heifer calf and a bull calf....
21 December 2020
View news from United States Useful guidelines for cow culling
Oklahoma cattle producers Larry Cochran of Alfalfa County and Ted Evicks of Latimer County are culling cows with specific animal-productivity objectives in mind, as directed by Oklahoma State University recommendations....
18 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures firm, reaching a two-week high
US cattle futures posted a second straight day of gains on technical buying on 17 December, reaching a two-week high....
View news from United States Former NFU presidents urge President-Elect Biden to take action against climate change
Former presidents of the US National Farmers Union have penned a letter to President-Elect Biden, urging him to advance US climate leadership. ...
15 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures remain steady while feeder futures edge higher
US live cattle futures remained mostly unchanged on 14 December, while feeder cattle futures closed slightly higher....
14 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on technical and bargain buying
US live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on 11 December, supported by technical and bargain buying....
View news from United States Perdue Farms asks CDC for help as US states unveil individual vaccine plans
US poultry company Perdue Farms is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to coordinate states’ policies over who will receive the COVID-19 vaccines first, warning that individual, patchwork plans could threaten the success of...
View news from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
View news from United States Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
View news from United States NFU US says new USDA rule fails to protect farmers from discriminatory practices
A new rule issued by the US Department of Agriculture makes it easier for corporations to engage in anti-competitive behaviour and fails to protect farmers from the fallout of corporate consolidation....
12 December 2020
View news from United States US NFU creates new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel
The NFU has created the 16-member panel to strengthen its efforts to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. ...
11 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures advance on further bargain-buying
US live cattle futures firmed for a second straight session on 10 December on bargain buying and speculative buying....
10 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: short covering and bargain buying lift cattle futures
US live cattle futures firmed on 9 December, bouncing back after four straight sessions of losses that dragged prices to 2 ½ week lows....
09 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures sink on lower cash prices and decreasing beef values
US live cattle futures fell for a fourth straight session on 8 December as cash cattle traded lower at the southern US Plains feedlot markets....
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