Adding distillers grain to grazing cattle can add pounds of gain to calves

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Distillers grain by-product can benefit grazing stocker cattle by adding additional pounds of gain while they are grazing, according to Lyle Lomas, of Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons, Kan. Lomas spoke about the utilization of by-products on pasture during the Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney. With corn prices climbing, grazing forage…


Crop markets trading higher at Midsession

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Corn futures are trading solidly higher at midday. The market is being supported by declining yield and production ideas and outside market strength. USDA will update crop condition ratings this afternoon and dry conditions in the central Corn Belt could further lower ratings. Strength in Dow Jones futures and crude oil and weakness in the…


Starving cattle put down on West Coast

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Dozens of starving and dying cattle have been put down at a West Coast farm and the remaining stock sent to other farms, amid allegations of severe neglect. Lake Brunner Station, about 25km inland from Greymouth, was cleared of stock over the past week following complaints at the weekend of animals being malnourished, the Greymouth…


Cattle line up for judging at popular West show

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Scarecrows joined the champion livestock on parade at Dunster Show on the hills of Exmoor yesterday. The popular event in the Exmoor farming calendar is held against the dramatic backdrop of Dunster Castle and attracts thousands of holidaymakers as well as locals. This year West Country Young Farmers Clubs were tasked to produce a scarecrow…


Cattle rise ahead of USDA report; hogs higher

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U.S. cattle futures rose Friday as traders squared positions ahead of a key U.S. Department of Agriculture cattle-on-feed report. Cattle for August delivery rose 0.2 cent, or 0.2%, to $1.143 a pound in trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. CME October cattle rose 0.1 cent, or 0.1%, to $1.155 a pound. Feeder cattle for August…


JBS falls into red, after wrong bet on US cattle

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JBS’s expansion into the US turned sour when a wrong bet on cattle prices in America, and losses in chicken operations, overpowered a firm performance in South America to drag the group into a surprise loss. Brazil-based JBS, the world’s biggest beef group, reported an after-tax loss of R$180.8m ($114m) for the April-to-June quarter, compared…


Livestock tracking plan moves forward

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Washington, D.C. — Official exclusion of brands and eventual inclusion of feeder cattle continues to raise hackles in some quarters as the U.S. Department of Agriculture moves forward with a long-awaited plan to trace U.S. livestock moving into interstate commerce for disease mitigation purposes. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and the nation’s chief veterinary officer…


Beef prices hit record but farmers still wary

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BEEF prices have hit an all-time high and “cautious optimism” is the outlook, according to EBLEX. But only a few months ago, beef farmers were in despair – and some are not convinced they will not be back there soon. EBLEX, the government body which gets the levies on farmers’ sales of beef and lamb…


Nebraska Cattlemen seek individuals with available grass for cattle

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Most Nebraska land owners have experienced optimal precipitation this summer while devastation has been occurring in the drought stricken areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Nebraska Cattlemen is developing a list of individuals with available grass for lease or any other type of forage for sale to help our southern neighbors. If you have grass…


North Wales cattle battle for commercial honours at Limousin show

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ROYAL Welsh deja vu permeated the commercial classes at the 2011 National Limousin Show as two Llanelwedd winners battled for the main silverware. Jager Bomb, a 13-month Limousin x steer from Tecwyn Jones, renewed his rivalry with Minnie M, 14-month-old Limousin x heifer from Nantglyn’s Glyn Howatson. In the event both had to give way…


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