By Katelyn McCullock, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation
Cow slaughter figures have been running higher this year, showing year-over-year gains all but three weeks of 2017. Year-to-date, the number of total cows moving through the system is about 7 percent higher. Weekly slaughter rates were averaging 5 percent above a year Continue »
2017 Tennessee Limousin Breeder’s State MOE Show
September 14, 2017
Grand champion female: FBFL Daisy Duke 289D, 5/28/2016, 68% Lim-Flex, sired by ELCX Remington 270Z, exhibited by Cameron Bryant, McMinnville, TN.
Reserve champion female: HWCB DARE TO DREAM 308D, 10/10/16, 37% Lim-Flex, sired by ELCX TWEETING 801B, exhibited by Cameron Bryant, McMinnville, Continue »
By Sara Brown
Heavy rain and wind damage pummeled cattlemen from Florida, Alabama and Georgia this weekend, due to Hurricane Irma. The storm also gave an early start to the fall calving season. Here’s a recovery update from the affected areas:
“Ranchers in Florida are extremely wet, fences are down and Continue »
Clarke-Oconee Cattlemen’s Livestock Show
September 9, 2017
Judge: Dr. Jacob Segars, Tifton, Ga.
Entries: 20 head
Reserve supreme female: BIG D Dancing In The Dark, 9/1/16, Limousin, sired by DHVO Deuce, exhibited by Carsyn Kennedy, Winder, Ga.
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By Steele Stephens – MTN News
Four thousand firefighters, 125 aircraft and 350 Montana National Guard troops battled 40 wildfires this summer that scorched 655,171 acres with 23 still actively consuming land statewide.
According to InciWeb, the most destructive of these was the Lolo Peak Fire which claimed two lives and burned 39,719 acres.
The Lodgepole Complex Fire was Continue »
Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul, Minn.
September 2, 2017
Judge: Parker Henley, Urbana, Ill.
Grand champion female: GROT Dolly 162D ET, 2/28/16, sired by EF Xcessive Force exhibited by Justus Moser, Morris, Minn.
Reserve champion female: CHFF Daisy 651D, 9/9/16, sired by FC Angels Answer, exhibited by Herman Farms, Hastings, Minn.
Grand champion bull: TGDL Calvin Continue »
South Dakota State Fair Junior Show
September 1, 2017
Judge: Jake Bloomberg, Midwest, Ill.
Grand champion steer: Sired by BOJO, exhibited by Tyler Bergh, Florence, S.D.
Reserve champion steer: Sired by Addiction, exhibited by Mitchell Schmidt, Willow Lake, S.D.
Champion senior showman: Alexa Montagne, Elk Point, S.D.
Reserve senior showman: Delaney Peterson, Chamberlain, S.D.
Champion Continue »
South Dakota State Fair
September 1, 2017
Judge: Brent Murphy, Houstonia, Mo.
Limousin female winners:
Grand champion female: L7 Dancing Queen 680D, 9/8/16, sired by Bubba Watson, exhibited by Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, S.D.
Reserve champion female: L7 Dixieland Delight 604D, 3/1/16, sired by FC Angels Answer, exhibited by Memphis Peterson, Pukwana, S.D.
Lim-Flex female winners:
Grand Continue »
Nebraska State Fair
Grand Island, Neb.
August 30, 2017
Judge: Brandon Callis, Minco, Okla.
Grand champion female: MJ MS Dolly 17D ET, 9/2/16, sired by Cottage Lake Border, exhibited by Ben Spencer, Gibbon, Neb.
Reserve champion female: AUTO Dana 65D ET, a 4/1/16, sired by MAGS Aviator, exhibited by Ben Spencer, Gibbon, Neb.
Grand champion cow/calf Continue »
By Tony Dreibus
Cattle ranchers in southeastern Texas had been moving livestock out of areas in the path of Hurricane Harvey for several days before the storm made landfall, but losses are likely as few anticipated the sheer breadth of the storm.
“Most of the producers started last Monday moving cattle Continue »