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- New, Free Program Designed to Reward and Incentivize Good Genetic and Management Practices
04/23/2014In an effort to better serve the commercial beef industry, International Genetic Solutions, and its partners, have developed a tool used to determine relative value of feeder calves based on genetic, environmental and management factors.
- Zoetis Launches Calf Wellness
04/23/2014New initiative focuses on helping dairy calves realize their full lifetime potential.
- Power Hour: Big Banks Cut Back on Commodities Activities
04/23/2014Commodities revenue at the 10 largest banks fell 18 percent last year amid reduced volatility, and regulators worry that significant lender losses could endanger the financial system.
- Some Cows' Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome
04/23/2014USDA scientists have found that one reason why some beef cows may not be getting pregnant is they have fragments of male Y chromosome in their DNA.
- Michigan Rebrands Milk to Mean ‘More'
04/23/2014 The re-branding reflects both the versatility of dairy products and the diversity of the people who consume them.
- Cattle Trends Dictated by Weather
04/23/2014Short supplies, coupled with ranchers attempting to expand their herds, have led to lower commercial cow slaughter numbers, but weather conditions will help determine the direction of herd numbers.
- Stretching Your Grazing on Drought-Stressed Pastures
04/23/2014Feeding hay is just one strategy to consider when trying to compensate for drought-stressed pastures.
- Minnesota Expands School Breakfast Initiative
04/23/2014120 schools will receive $2,500 in unrestricted funds to invest in increasing school breakfast participation.
- Soybeans Post Longest Slump Since July as China Buying May Slow
04/23/2014Soybeans for July delivery fell 0.5% to $14.6375 a bu. on the Chicago Board of Trade by 7:48 a.m., after declining as much as 0.7% in earlier trade.
- Kentucky Beef Market Dropped in March
04/23/2014The cattle market in Kentucky dropped during the month of March for calf prices and fed cattle prices.
- Fire in South Dakota: CRP and Grassland Burning Rules
04/23/2014South Dakota ranchers who utilize pasture burning should be aware of recent advancements in prescribed fire education, planning, and options for implementation.
- Cover Crops Swing Into Popularity
04/23/2014More than 60% of farmers have planted a cover crop at some point on their farm, according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse.
- Do Soybeans Need Nitrogen Fertilizer?
04/23/2014Here's what to know if you are weighing a nitrogen fertilizer application to your 2014 soybean crop.
- Pork Inventories Declined 11.2% in March, Beef Down Too
04/22/2014Pork and beef inventories both dropped during March, according to the USDA.
- Corn Futures Advance on Concern Cold, Rain to Delay U.S. Seeding
04/22/2014Corn futures for July delivery rose 1.7% to close at $5.02 a bu. at 1:15 p.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade, the largest gain for a most-active contract since March 31.