Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Livestock

SD Cattle of Feed report

South Dakota’s 1,000+ capacity feedlots reported 255,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market on May 1, according to the South Dakota office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 20,000 head...

SD red meat production mixed from last year

Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 79.9 million pounds during April 2011. This was down 1 percent from one year ago and down 17 percent from March 2011. For April, pork production was...

Extra $1,000 added to livestock reward fund

The North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) will be beefing up its reward fund by an additional $1,000, thanks to the generous donation of an anonymous North Dakota cattle producer this week. NDSA...

Cattle prices forecast to increase, meat production unchanged

Total U.S. meat production in 2012 is projected to be about unchanged from 2011 as lower beef production largely offsets higher pork and poultry production.  Declines in cattle inventories will diminish the pool of cattle available...

Princess Kay Finalists to be named May 22

Finalists for one of Minnesota’s most coveted titles will be announced Sunday, May 22, in St. Joseph, Minn., at the conclusion of an event where county dairy princesses will gather.  Midwest Dairy...

Livestock Indemnity Program is available for death loss

North Dakota beef producers were in the heart of the storm that hit over the weekend, tirelessly working to protect their herds and, especially, the many newborn calves that are on the ground and...

May is Beef Month

May is Beef Month. It is also the month that the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) is launching two new communication initiatives to reach the state’s beef producers and consumers. Checkoff Café, a quarterly...

Emergency CRP use by Livestock in ND extended to May 15

Livestock producers now have until May 15 to use CRP acreage to alleviate the impacts of flooding according to Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  This...

USMEF works to promote pork shoulder butt overseas

U.S. trade officials say the pork shoulder butt is a tender, flavorful and affordable cut that may not be reaching its full potential in some overseas export markets... A global initiative by the U.S....

New Zealand to accept fresh, frozen U.S. pork

New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has stated that it will soon begin accepting fresh and frozen pork imports from the United States. This is a positive development for U.S. pork exports, as...

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