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Cattle on Feed Numbers A Bit Of A Surprise
Cattle on Feed Numbers A Bit Of A Surprise
A record for March placement of cattle and calves in feedlots in the history of USDA's Catalog Feed Report Series. Over 12 million head as of April 1st, that was up two percent year over year. Even with draught a major factor in this increased inventory, USDA Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam said findings such as this, as well as increased heifer and heifer calf placements from the previous year,
USDA: Farmers Saw Prices Decrease Slightly In January, But Remain High Year-Over-Year
USDA: Farmers Saw Prices Decrease Slightly In January, But Remain High Year-Over-Year
The overall index of prices received by farmers in January dropped, but not by much. Gary Crawford explains while prices decreased less than 1% from December 2021, January prices were up year-over-year by 24%. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail gvaagen@cherrycreekmedia... Read More ...
Senators Announce Plan to Improve Cattle Market Fairness
Senators Announce Plan to Improve Cattle Market Fairness
Oregon's Ron Wyden and Montana's Jon Tester announced this week they are working with Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Deb Fischer of Nebraska rolling out the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act. The compromise cattle market bill is part of the effort to "to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meatpackers" ...

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