Higher cash helps cattle market

Higher cash helps cattle market

This week's Cattle Call with Brad Kooima looks at the higher cash & lower boxed beef, politics & inflation in a macro trading day on Thursday. https://youtu.be/gp5EJL6RUrI
2021 Summer Stocker/Yearling Meeting and Tour

2021 Summer Stocker/Yearling Meeting and Tour

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a summer meeting and tour focused on stocker/yearling systems on June 30th near Nenzel, Nebraska. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. MDT and the program will kick off at 9:30 a.m. MDT at the Nenzel Community Building.  A meal will be served at noon, and a…
NCF recognizes 2021 Retail Value Steer Challenge winners

NCF recognizes 2021 Retail Value Steer Challenge winners

The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) winners were honored at the NC Foundation lunch on June 10 during the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting in Fremont. The RVSC is the primary fundraiser for NCF with money raised supporting youth & adult educational programs, scholarships, research…
Wheat prices open opportunity for swine diets

Wheat prices open opportunity for swine diets

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University swine nutritionists say that lower prices for wheat compared to other commodities currently makes it a good value for pig diets. “Wheat is an excellent feed grain for swine, but usually is not competitively priced with corn in the United States,” said Mike Tokach,…
Webinar to explore dairy expansion in Nebraska

Webinar to explore dairy expansion in Nebraska

The economic impact of expanding dairy processing in Nebraska will be the focus of a Nebraska Extension webinar at noon on June 17. Nebraska has significantly expanded its annual corn and soybean production over the last decade, creating an opportunity to expand value-added agricultural production across the state. One opportunity…
Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation awards nearly $70,000 in scholarships to 54 students

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation awards nearly $70,000 in scholarships to 54 students

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) announced during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Fremont that it awarded $69,500 in scholarships to 54 students furthering their education goals in the 2021-2022 academic year.    “The Foundation strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow’s industry leaders and is pleased…
Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announces the Dr. Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation announces the Dr. Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship

Lincoln, NE (June 14, 2021) - On Thursday June 10th during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) Lunch, NCF Board of Director Dr. Scott Reynolds announced the establishment of the Dr. Jeff Fox Memorial Endowed Scholarship.  This endowed scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Fox and his contributions to the beef…
NCBA petitions to change “Product of the USA” label

NCBA petitions to change “Product of the USA” label

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association petitioned the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to eliminate using “Product of the USA” labels for beef products. The Hagstrom Report says the NCBA wants to eliminate other broad U.S. origin labeling claims for beef and establish a “Processed in the USA” label instead.…
Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of June 12

Midwest sheep and goat market report for the week of June 12

For the week ending June 12 the Midwest sheep and goat market was mixed with slaughter lambs attracting strongly higher prices. Goat prices were unevenly steady across the market. All but one sale profiled for this report reported slaughter lamb prices climbing $10-$30 higher. Which has everyone asking the question…