Hemp dogbane is an erect perennial that is very competitive. It can reduce forage yields if not controlled. Hemp dogbane prefers low-lying wet areas but can grow in dry upland soils as well. Read the full story at foragefax.tamu.edu…

Source: USDA NASS | June 19, 2020

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on June 1, 2020. The inventory was slightly … Read More

June 22, 2020

Third quarter beef recovery

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Cattle slaughter continues to recover from COVID-19 disruptions in April and May. Estimated cattle slaughter for the week ending June … Read More

June 19, 2020

Temperature Outlook

The temperature outlook Jul-Aug-Sep predicts fairly strong odds of above normal temperatures for most of the lower 48 states, with the one exception being parts of the Central Mississippi Valley, where there is very little signs … Read More

Imports are a hot topic right now. But the data shows the marginal change in import totals isn’t substantial enough to influence price change in the fed market. Read more at BEEF Magazine… 

Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. However, implementing proactive measures before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants. By the time ruminants show external signs of heat stress — such as going off … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | June 18, 2020

As cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) continue to rise, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking to genetics for new and innovative ways to reduce the prevalence of this brain-wasting … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade was fairly active on moderate to good demand. Drought conditions continue to plague the area with red flag warnings. Supply included 89% feeder cattle (53% steers, 0% dairy steers, 39% heifers, 6% bulls, 2% dairy heifers); … Read More

Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Map released: June 18, 2020 | Data valid: June 16, 2020

This week’s drought summary: Significant rainfall missed most areas of dryness and drought across the contiguous 48 states, with improvements limited to part of the northern Intermountain West, … Read More

Are you a farmer, rancher or forester interested in mentoring a new NRCS employee? The Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program (CAMP) matches an experienced producer with an NRCS field employee. Our goal is to grow critical relationships with the producers we serve, while at the same time advancing employee knowledge … Read More