In an ironic twist, the BLM hopes cattle from Dwight and Steven Hammond – ranchers prosecuted for starting range fires – can reduce a fire risk on the high desert of eastern Oregon.
The steer by-product price is currently trading just over $9 per hundredweight which is one of the lowest values dating back to 2009.
Conditions were significantly different in April, 2018 with 34.85 percent of the state in extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4) drought conditions and just 41.72 percent of the state with no drought conditions.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture was released April 11. While the lag between collecting and reporting the information seems like a long time, the breadth and depth of information is substantial.
Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality expert at the University of California, Davis, will receive the 2019 Borlaug CAST Communication Award.
Cattle on Feed estimates for April 1, 2019, were 2% higher than the same month a year ago.
Cattle feeding margins improved $16 per head last week as cash prices inched higher less than $1 per cwt.