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How to Prevent Blackleg in your Herd

2/20/2018 12:36:00 PM
Ranchers understand how important it is to keep the health of their cattle herd in tip top shape. Recently, Lane Nordlund spoke with John Davidson DVM with Boehringer Ingelheim on what blackleg is, how it affects your cattle and what you can do to prevent it. >> Read More

NCBA Ramps Up "Fake Meat" Advocacy Efforts As Members Pass Official Policy in Phoenix

2/9/2018 8:38:00 AM
Fresh off the release of NCBA's 2018 Policy Priorities, members in Phoenix passed official policy designed to protect consumers and the beef industry from fake meat and misleading labels. The resolution will inform advocacy efforts as NCBA ramps up the fight against imitation meat and franken-foods inside the Beltway. >> Read More

CattleFax Predicts Large Supply and Strong Demand in 2018

2/1/2018 7:50:00 AM
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (February 1, 2018) – CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary during the popular CattleFax Outlook Session at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good highlighted the industry’s profitability during 2017 and said the trend looks to continue into 2018. >> Read More

BLM AND FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCE 2018 GRAZING FEES

1/31/2018 8:42:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal grazing fee for 2018 will be $1.41 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.41 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service.  The 2017 public land grazing fee was $1.87. >> Read More

2018 Cattle Industry Convention Coverage

1/31/2018 7:40:00 AM
The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is currently underway in Phoneix, AZ. Northern Ag Networks Lane Nordlund and Russell Nemetz are attending this years event.  >> Read More

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo to the Custer-Gallatin….

1/18/2018 4:03:00 PM

By Chris Skorupa, Bridger, Montana; Rancher/Owner & Manager, Beartooth Fertilizer, Member of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association

From the Beaverhead-Deerlodge to the Lolo, the Greater Sage-Grouse makes its home in Montana’s National Forests for its unparalleled habitat conditions. As a species that has faced the label of a “threatened and endangered” species before, the sage grouse has emerged from that conversation as a success story for what can happen when ranchers, landowners, sportsmen, conservationists and federal government officials work together towards a common goal. As a result of these private-public relationships, the sage-grouse avoided being listed as threatened or endangered in 2015.

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Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More

China/Montana Beef Trade Deal Struck

11/8/2017 9:56:00 AM
U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Stockgrowers Association have helped secure an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and Montana ranchers the with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. >> Read More

How to Ease Stress When Weaning Calves

10/10/2017 9:30:00 AM
OMAHA (DTN) -- Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. >> Read More

Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More
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USDA Outlook: Not So Good

2/23/2018 5:50:00 AM

A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday.

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Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Continue Slide

2/23/2018 5:47:00 AM
A $3-plus rally in cash fed cattle prices pulled packer margins under $20 per head last week. Despite the increase in cash prices, cattle feeding margins slipped $6 per head, but remain at $206. Declines in cattle feeding profits were the result of higher costs, mostly due to a $57 per head increase in the cost of feeder cattle calculated against last week’s marketings, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. >> Read More
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Act of Sabotage Releases Captured Yellowstone Bison

2/23/2018 4:14:00 AM
Sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday, someone intentionally compromised the fences at Stephens Creek, releasing approximately 73 of the 96 bison that were inside the pen. >> Read More
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Senate holds Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

2/22/2018 8:25:00 AM

 Last week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo titled State of the CFTC: Examining Pending Rules, Cryptocurrency Regulation, and Cross-Border Agreements.  >> Read More
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Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Pour-On

2/22/2018 8:08:00 AM
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the U.S. and Canada, has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) — the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved product for pain control in a food-producing animal. >> Read More
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