September quarterly hogs and pigs report with Darrel Holaday

September quarterly hogs and pigs report with Darrel Holaday

Thursday saw plenty of economic data concerning the US economy. Thursday though was also the release date for the quarterly hogs and pigs report from USDA. Overall the report showed that the US hog inventory declined about 1% from where it was a year ago. Overall that is not a…
Record turkey prices expected as Thanksgiving approaches

Record turkey prices expected as Thanksgiving approaches

Families can expect to pay record high prices at the grocery store for turkey this upcoming holiday season thanks to the impacts of the bird flu and inflation. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed turkey and egg costs in their latest Market Intel. The retail price for fresh boneless, skinless…
K-State researchers study impact of bison on Flint Hills grasslands

K-State researchers study impact of bison on Flint Hills grasslands

MANHATTAN, Kan. — For many, the Konza Prairie located just south of Manhattan, Kan., has the best nature hiking trails in the Flint Hills, but it also serves as a biological research station and home to nearly 280 bison.   For more than 30 years, Kansas State University researchers have conducted fire…
Nebraska Beef Passport concludes September 30

Nebraska Beef Passport concludes September 30

KEARNEY, Neb. — The 2022 Nebraska Beef Passport program will be wrapping up another successful season marking the end of the five-month long program. The last day to collect stamps will be September 30. The Nebraska Beef Passport program is sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council and highlights over 40 restaurants across the state that serve outstanding beef…
Fall processing recommendations for weaning-aged calves

Fall processing recommendations for weaning-aged calves

And just like that, it’s time for fall processing. Let’s look closely at what we’ll need to give our weaning-aged calves a leg-up in their next stage of life.      Vaccinations   For our weaning-aged calves, fall processing is a valuable time to vaccinate them to help build up their immunity. They're…
Cattle Chat: Genetic differences in feed efficiency and fertility

Cattle Chat: Genetic differences in feed efficiency and fertility

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Go to a family reunion and the keen observer can spot trait similarities in the way people look. Eye color, hair texture, face shape, etc. are just some of the features that tend to be passed through the generations.  Just as with people, cattle also pass traits…
Temple Grandin shares insight on various types of thinking

Temple Grandin shares insight on various types of thinking

There are three different types of thinkers. All are important and all should be recognized for their uniqueness. That was the underlying message of Temple Grandin’s presentation Monday to a packed house at North Platte’s Fox Theater. Grandin, who is autistic, has made it her mission to try to bridge…
Western Senators Call for Section 32 Lamb Purchase

Western Senators Call for Section 32 Lamb Purchase

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators recently wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting support for the domestic sheep industry through a Section 32 purchase of American lamb. “We appreciate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s support for America’s livestock sector during the volatile market conditions over the past two years.…
New video addresses mental health in the agricultural community

New video addresses mental health in the agricultural community

For years, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have been instrumental in efforts to increase awareness of mental health challenges within the agricultural community. Most recently, two of these AgriLife Extension experts collaborated with the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education, also known as the Southwest Ag Center, to help…