The best needle for the job

The best needle for the job

Question: What size needle do you recommend for giving cows shots? Answer: To some degree, this depends on where you are giving the injection, and what it is. Start with placement. Injections should always be given in the neck. If so labeled, they should be given under the skin, or…
Weekly Midwest sheep and goat market report

Weekly Midwest sheep and goat market report

For the week ending April 17 the Midwest sheep and goat markets were steady to higher for the second consecutive week. Lamb prices were somewhat mixed, but generally higher to sharply higher across all reporting sales in the Midwest. It appeared that the goat market is starting to find the…
The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darren Frye with Water Street Advisory

The Friday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darren Frye with Water Street Advisory

What is going on with the May beansRecent weather models…has wheat factored in this yet?Outside market influenceCrops in Brazil…what are you hearing on conditions for cornPretty dyer situation right now with weather…no normal flow right nowWill the crop be slowly reduced week by week?Demand is good right now for corn,…
Grilling season rally progressing higher than normal

Grilling season rally progressing higher than normal

This year’s grilling season rally is higher than normal, fueled by vaccine availability, stimulus checks and the opening of ballparks. Cattle market analyst Ed Czerwien said the daily spot choice box beef cutout ended last week, April 9, at $272.17, which was $19.32 higher compared to the previous Friday. Last…
Provide feedback on lack of vet services

Provide feedback on lack of vet services

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Rural Veterinary Workforce Development Task Force, a group of statewide organizations, including KLA, and higher education leadership, continues to seek information about the lack of access to veterinary support in rural areas. Producers are encouraged to provide feedback by filling out the online survey located here. It…
The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Eric Krueger with SmartYield

The Thursday Fontanelle Final Bell with Eric Krueger with SmartYield

Bean planting underwayWorst week of exports we have seen in awhileIs there a correction coming for grains?Wheat has been a follow throughWeather in South AmericaCash cattle starting to reboundCattle can it hold the correction?Max demand time is upon usCan feeders push for higher cash?
Nebraska Ribfest Returns to Lincoln This August

Nebraska Ribfest Returns to Lincoln This August

The long-loved, famous Nebraska Ribfest is set to return to Lincoln after a 2-year hiatus. New this year, it will occur at the Lancaster Event Center (LEC) Fairgrounds August 5–7 2021 as part of the Lancaster County Super Fair’s ten-day 150th anniversary, July 29–August 7. The LEC Fairgrounds team has…
K-State set to host first sheep and goat meeting

K-State set to host first sheep and goat meeting

 K-State extension is gearing up to host the Northwest Kansas Sheep and Goat Management Meeting held on April 20 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Norton County 4-H Building in Norton, Kansas.   The K-State Research and Extension units in Twin Creeks District and Phillips-Rooks District are partnering to bring Sheep…
Big basis flip in the cattle market

Big basis flip in the cattle market

Brad Kooima this week talks on the basis flip, the bigger than expected selloff along with the struggle in this cattle trade all with strength in beef market. Gear up underway for the biggest steak day around the corner-Mother's Day. Trend of the cattle weights and how packer margins are…
The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

Bigger than expected sell offSome chart damage taking placeIs there a struggle in this cattle trade with strength in the beef market?Some fund liquidationWill cash continue to go higher?What about packer margins?Can we hope this is the low for the week?Big basis flip taking placeOutside reversal in the hogsHigher corn…