Weekly Market Report: 10/20/17

October 24, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October Cattle on Feed Report offered another surprise to cattle markets with larger than expected placements. Compared to a year ago, placements in feedlots increased 13 percent to 2.15 million head. […]

Cotton and the 2018 Farm Bill

October 17, 2017 0
By Everett Brazil, III United States cotton producers were dealt a big hit under the 2014 Farm Bill, when cotton was eliminated as a Title 1 Crop due to a World Trade Organization lawsuit. However, […]

Weekly Market Report: 10/13/17

October 16, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October WASDE report contained some surprising information. Most notably was a reduction in the estimated yield for soybeans of 0.4 bushels. That may not sound substantial, but new crop plantings increased […]

Farm to Food Bank

October 16, 2017 0
Feeding our Soil & our Neighbors By Sarah Blaney On a hot, humid August morning, nine volunteers gathered at a four and one-half acre field in Dewey County, Okla. The volunteers picked Lebanese squash, lemon […]

Our Flight to Hartsel

October 9, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain I have known Jake Graham a long time. We bought a herd of Angus cows in Nebraska together and some other registered cows from Alfred Draton in the O’Neill, Nebraska, area. We […]

Weekly Market Report: 9/29/17

October 2, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The Grain Stocks Report released on Friday affected trade throughout the week. Traders positioned on Thursday based on the estimated numbers indicated in the table. On Friday, there were not any major […]

Zoonosis

October 2, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth Humans partake in many activities throughout the day that exposes them to germs, but many of us may not realize that animals may be a source of those germs. Events such as […]

Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 1, 2017 0
A guide to marketing spring-born calves By Laci Jones As the fall and winter seasons approach, cattle producers need to make the ultimate decision on whether to market calves now or later. Myriah Johnson, Noble […]

Weekly Market Report: 9/22/17

September 27, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Cattle markets finished another week higher before the cattle on feed report released at 2 p.m. on Friday. Look for a bearish start to next week as placements totaled 1.93 million head […]

Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex

September 27, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) or syndrome (BRDS), commonly referred to as pneumonia or “shipping fever,” is a multifactorial disease primarily affecting young cattle. According to W. Mark Hilton, DVM with Elanco […]
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