Nebraska ranch auctions off steer to raise money in support of COOL

Nebraska ranch auctions off steer to raise money in support of COOL

A recent calf sale fundraiser, hosted by Creighton Livestock Market, raised a generous amount of proceeds for R-CALF USA. Matt Paulsen, an R-CALF USA member from Niobrara, donated a steer calf that was auctioned off. A group of cattle producers and members of the surrounding business community demonstrated their support…
Bison Are Coming to Stock Show

Bison Are Coming to Stock Show

DENVER, CO (January 17, 2022) – Put away the hair dryers, clippers and brushes: the bison are coming to the National Western Stock Show this week.            Roughly 100 head of North America’s top bison will be arriving at the Stock Show on Wednesday (also known as Bison Hump Day), for…
Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Scientists say a duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu not seen in the wild in the U.S. in five years. Officials say the Eurasian H5 avian influenza poses a low risk to people, but can spread quickly…
UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

UNL webinar to cover farm, ranch business planning

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Agricultural Profitability will present a webinar offering strategies and insight on developing business plans for farm and ranch businesses at noon on Jan. 27. The webinar will explain how a business plan helps others understand how a business operates, who does the operation, how…
Conference highlights agronomic, economic issues

Conference highlights agronomic, economic issues

OBERLIN, Kan. — The 19th annual Cover Your Acres winter conference will take place on Jan. 18-19 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin. Lucas Haag, an agronomist with K-State Research and Extension’s Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, said producers, crop consultants and other experts are encouraged to attend the…
Nigeria opens market to some U.S. pork

Nigeria opens market to some U.S. pork

The United States can now export sausage and similar products to Nigeria, which this week announced it is partially opening its market to U.S. pork. The National Pork Producers Council welcomed the move by the West African nation. NPPC President Jen Sorenson said, “Nigeria has the largest GDP of any…
Nebraska 2021 crop production summary

Nebraska 2021 crop production summary

Corn for grain production in Nebraska based on year-end surveys is estimated at 1.85 billion bushels, up 4% from 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Yield of 194 bushels per acre is up 14 bushels from last year. Farmers harvested 9.56 million acres of corn for grain, down…
National Biodiesel Conference to usher in new era of clean fuels

National Biodiesel Conference to usher in new era of clean fuels

The past year has presented a dizzying array of business and policy decarbonization efforts in the transportation and home heating sectors as the United States continues to work toward a common goal of a better, cleaner future. The biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries are “All In” on…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for January 15th

Midwest sheep and goat market report for January 15th

Bull Tackle Feed in Lexington Nebraska sponsors this weekly report. This week we hear from Neal on his mineral products. Here's the audio recap of the report. For the week ending January 15th  the Midwest sheep and goat market ticked higher for the second week of 2022. There were no…
Iowa man arrested after hundreds of pigs die from neglect

Iowa man arrested after hundreds of pigs die from neglect

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- An Iowa man has been arrested after hundreds of pigs died at his farm last month after they went without adequate food and were kept in conditions so cold that some of their ears froze off. Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 38-year-old man Monday on one…