Livestock

Jr. Fair Lamb Show Results

Photo gallery of the lamb show Breed Champions: Hampshire Grand Champion: Madison Banbury Reserve Champion: Audrey Neal Shropshire Grand Champion: Rachel Overs Reserve Champion: Jordan Barns Southdown Grand Champion: Mattew Walen Reserve Champion: Austin Springer Suffolk Grand Champion: Audrey Neal Reserve Champion: Logan Harvel Dorset Grand Champion: Kyle Rowe Reserve Champion: Colin Gump Corriedale Grand [...]

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USDA announces extension to GIPSA comment period

In late July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded to calls to extend the comment period for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed rule on livestock marketing. Concerns expressed by Congress, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and other leading agriculture organizations led to the [...]

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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on July 1, 2010. The inventory was 3 percent above July 1, 2009. The inventory included 6.25 million steers and steer calves, up 4 percent from the previous year. This [...]

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Logan County cattleman joins Ohio beef industry’s elite

By Kyle Sharp In 1966, at the age of 14, Frank Phelps moved with his family from their farm in Van Wert County to the current farm they operate in Logan County. The previous year, they had become joint owners of a herd of registered Limousin cattle with the O’Connor family, which owns the Logan [...]

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Ag Panel Concerned With What They Heard

  Members of a House Agriculture subcommittee expressed deep concern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule on livestock and poultry contracts and marketing arrangements, a regulation that would limit pork producers’ options in selling pigs to processors, according to the National Pork Producers Council.   The chairman and ranking member, of the Agriculture [...]

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Allendale Inc. Releases Estimates for Cattle Inventory Report

The Cattle On Feed Report will be released this Friday and Allendale expects that June Placements will be 9.1% smaller than last year. This would represent the fourth month in a row of lower placements. Feedlots continue to react to corn prices as well as the smaller supply of available feeders at this time. Cattle [...]

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Fly Control Essential for Beef, Dairy Herd Health

  Whether in the pasture or the barn, fly control is an essential part of keeping healthy dairy and beef cattle herds, said Purdue entomologist Ralph Williams. In pasture cattle the two primary fly pests are horn flies, which are a biting fly, and face flies. Face flies do not bite, but they feed around [...]

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