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 […]

Livestock Prices: Knowing When to Hold, Fold or Run – DTN Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
In the words of the renowned ag economist Kenny Rogers, cattle marketers need to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know […]

Livestock Market: Continued Strong Domestic, Export Beef Demand Expected Apr 28, 2017

🕔Apr 28, 2017
The cattle industry in general and feedlots in particular have done a good job managing growing livestock supplies for most of the last year, helping to minimize supply pressure coming […]

Livestock: Iowa Sen. Talks with Cattle Producers About Trade Fears – DTN Apr 21, 2017

🕔Apr 21, 2017
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst told cattle producers she has her own concerns about the Trump administration’s trade agenda as producers highlighted topics they would like to see addressed in the […]

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