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The Bander that Fits

Question: I always cut (castrate) my calves at birth, but as I get older, that gets harder to do. I am thinking about waiting and castrating them closer to weaning and banding them. If I do, what is ... Read More

Court Sides Against R-CALF in COOL Dispute

A U.S. District Court this week said alleged financial harm to U.S. beef producers was “fairly traceable” to the Department of Agriculture. A lawsuit, filed by R-CALF USA, alleged that USDA was unlawfully allowing imported beef to be both sold... Read More

Man dies in dairy farm accident in southeast Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a 52-year-old man has died after falling into a pool of water in a well house at a southeast Wyoming dairy farm where he quickly succumbed to methane fumes and drowned. The Laramie County Sheriff's Departmen... Read More

(Video) South Korean ag company selects NIC for U.S. headquarters

Sunseo Omega 3, a South Korean agricultural company, has located its U.S. headquarters at Nebraska Innovation Campus. "NIC is proud to welcome Sunseo Omega 3 to Nebraska," said Dan Duncan, NIC's executive director. "This direct foreign investment ... Read More

Tips on Kick Off Grilling Season from Beef. It's What's For Dinner

Whether grilling a quick, light and healthy, summer meal or hosting a savory cookout with friends and family, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is kicking off grilling season by sharing tips for a flawless grilled meal! Conside... Read More

Registration now open for K-State Ranching Summit

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Registration is now open for the K-State Ranching Summit, an event designed to equip managers with the skills to address the challenges of ranching in the business climate of today and tomorrow. The theme of this year’s program... Read More

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to nat... Read More

Trade, Trust and Trump

Regardless whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or a card-carrying Mugwump, I think we can all agree that President Donald Trump is a man not afraid to change his mind. Of course, that's not to say that everyone would characterize this ... Read More

Rancher's onions plundered following social media post

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Onions intended as supplemental feed for cattle were plundered after a person discovered the piles and posted about it on social media, a New Mexico rancher said. A person stumbled across the more than 30,000 pounds (13,6... Read More

Beef Supply Facing Mounting Market Pressures

A recent report from Rabobank shows dryness in the south is pointing towards tightening of beef supplies. The Rabobank Beef Quarterly report shows beef cow slaughter numbers are up ten percent through mid-April from a year ago, driven by ongoing d... Read More

Producers Urged to Plan for Possible Drought-Driven Culling

It may be time to cut cattle stocking rates by as much as 10% in some parts of the Northern Plains. That news comes as drought conditions that began last year there continue, and many producers are warned to expect reductions in forage production o... Read More