Livestock: Cash Cattle Bill Revised, Updated – DTN Mar 30, 2022

🕔Mar 30, 2022
The Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act is now on its third revision as the senators who authored the bill released a new version on Monday. Senators Jon Tester, D-Mont.; […]

Livestock: AFB, Senate Reflect Divide on Mandated Cash Cattle Trade Jan 25, 2022

🕔Jan 25, 2022
A pair of senators are making clear they don’t want to rework their cattle markets legislation after the American Farm Bureau Federation changed its policy earlier this month to oppose […]

Livestock: Cattle, Packers, and Mandated Cash Trade – DTN Jan 11, 2022

🕔Jan 11, 2022
With farmers and ranchers who are members of the American Farm Bureau Federation expected to hand down policy this week on cattle marketing legislation, speakers at the annual meeting have […]

Livestock: 20 States Fight California Regulation – DTN Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
California’s Proposition 12 is under fire from at least 20 states, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been asked to review whether the California law is […]

Livestock: China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
The suspension of meat imports by China so far affects five large Brazilian plants. On Saturday, the Asian country removed pig companies BRF in Lajeado and JBS in Três Passos, […]

Livestock: Coronavirus Alters Live Sales – DTN Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Bob Birdsell sold his 2019 calves last week. The farmer and cattle producer from Stanberry, Missouri, said a wet spring last year delayed his planting. This then slowed his harvest […]

Pandemic: Enough Meat On The Table? Industry And Feds Hope So – DTN Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
While most of corporate America is practicing social distancing and working from home, the cattle industry and other food industries are focusing on keeping thousands of people at meatpacking plants […]

Livestock: Cattle Finishing – Net Return Prospects Aug 6, 2018

🕔Aug 6, 2018
After large losses in 2015 and 2016, cattle finishing net returns averaged approximately $110 per head in 2017.  Net returns were much tighter in the first half of 2018.  Current […]

Livestock: Cattle Inventory Increases; Tariffs Hang Over Markets Jul 23, 2018

🕔Jul 23, 2018
USDA released a flurry of reports last week, including the mid-year Cattle inventory, the July Cattle on Feed and the July Livestock Slaughter reports. The Cattle inventory report provides the first estimate of the nation’s 2018 calf crop […]

Livestock Markets: Cattle Feeding Returns Improving Nov 6, 2017

🕔Nov 6, 2017
Cattle feeding profitability has been on a roller coaster ride the last couple of years. Estimated cattle feeding returns calculated each month by Iowa State Extension provide insight into the […]

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