Weekly Market Report: 11/3/17

November 6, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle futures continue to show strength moving above $160/cwt. for the first time in over a year. Good beef demand and strong prices for 600+ pound calves have given the fuel […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Howard Ranch: Donald Brown Howard

September 25, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Like his father and grandfather before him, Don Howard loved the wide-open spaces found in the heart of Jefferson County. He was born Aug. 5, 1923, one of six children born to […]

Life of a Ranch Wife

September 20, 2017 0
By Lanna Mills Do you take your lunch to work with you? Maybe you go out to eat on your lunch break, or you drive through a fast food joint to grab a quick bite. […]

Weekly Market Report: 9/15/17

September 18, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek After a bearish September WASDE report, grain markets managed to end the week higher. Production estimates for corn and soybeans were increased on this report, which triggered a large selloff early in […]
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