The Corpus Christi, Tex., beef plant that kills 270,000 cattle annually from 30 Texas feedlots is now under the control of a former bankruptcy judge.
Feedyard margins improved modestly last week - though still in the red - the result of lower feeder cattle prices calculated against closeouts.
For the first time in three years a positive case of brucellosis has been identified in a Wyoming cattle herd.
Some culling of beef cows occurs in most herds every year.
A petition filed to the Department of Transportation (DOT) by livestock groups is seeking more flexibility to hours of service regulations.
A herd of Nokota horses, which trace their ancestry to ponies ridden by Sitting Bull, are being dispersed in North Dakota after a rancher's untimely death.
With fall grazing upon us, some areas of the Midwest and Central Plains have been blessed with plenty of precipitation this year and other areas are still experiencing drought conditions.