JBS USA recalls imported boneless beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

JBS USA recalls imported boneless beef products due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 – JBS USA Food Company, a Greeley, Colo. firm and Importer of Record, is recalling approximately 4,860 pounds of imported boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The raw, frozen, boneless beef…
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…
Nebraska Auctioneers get ready for annual convention

Nebraska Auctioneers get ready for annual convention

The Nebraska Auctioneers Association is set to host their annual convention in person April 30th through May 2nd in Hastings Nebraska. The 2020 convention was unable to happen due to the global pandemic. President of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association Travis Augustin says he expects a good turnout as the annual…
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,…
NCBA Endorses House Companion of HAULS Act

NCBA Endorses House Companion of HAULS Act

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association just endorsed the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety, or HAULS Act of 2021. Introduced in the House of Representatives by Tennessee Republican John Rose and Democrat Darren Soto of Florida, NCBA says the bipartisan bill would deliver much-needed flexibility for livestock haulers. The House…
USDA grant supports ag production technology

USDA grant supports ag production technology

Lincoln, Neb., April 16, 2021 – A University of Nebraska-Lincoln project to support next-generation framework for variable-rate technology, which allows for optimal application of fertilizer and other crop inputs based on soil and crop variations in production agriculture, has received support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   The $935,560 USDA…
SCC names Ag Student of the Year

SCC names Ag Student of the Year

Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus has recognized Connor Bartels as the “Ag Student of the Year” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Bartels was previously “Ag Student of the Month” last December. To be selected, Ag instructors look at a number of factors including grades, attitude and progress in the program.…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

At the end of the week we have seen brand new highs in the equities, tests of nearly decade old highs in the grains and a break down in the livestock complex. In the equities traders were not quite as bullish to start the week as they are ending the…
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…