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United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent, Nebraska down 3%, Kansas down 2%
United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent, Nebraska down 3%, Kansas down 2% Livestock | 03/23/2019

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on March 1, 2019.

Tough winter leads to challenging spring for state’s cattlemen
Tough winter leads to challenging spring for state’s cattlemen Livestock | 03/23/2019

Kansas cattle producers are coming off what one Kansas State University official calls “one of the roughest winters” in recent memory, adding that the situation has created the need for extra attention this spring.

DFA Sales Drop More Than $1 Billion in 2018
DFA Sales Drop More Than $1 Billion in 2018 Livestock | 03/20/2019

The largest dairy cooperative in the nation had a “challenging” 2018 and lost a lot in net sales numbers from the previous year. The Dairy Farmers of America cooperative held its annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, and reported that...

Nebraska Farm Bureau Launches Disaster Relief Fund and Information Exchange Portal
Nebraska Farm Bureau Launches Disaster Relief Fund and Information Exchange Portal Livestock | 03/16/2019

The Nebraska Farm Bureau has launched relief efforts to aid Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities suffering from the natural disasters that have impacted the state.

Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements
Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements Livestock | 03/16/2019

Governor Pete Ricketts has directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to the response to severe flooding.

Producers With Cattle Losses Should Immediately Check LIP Eligibility
Producers With Cattle Losses Should Immediately Check LIP Eligibility Livestock | 03/15/2019

Cattle producers who have experienced death losses or disease due to adverse winter weather could be eligible for compensation through the USDA Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly
United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly Livestock | 03/09/2019

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 February 1, 2019. The inventory was slightly above February 1, 2018.

Livestock Haulers’ Hours of Service Petition Comment Period Closes March 8
Livestock Haulers’ Hours of Service Petition Comment Period Closes March 8 Livestock | 03/06/2019

The public comment period closes March 8, 2019 for a joint petition requesting a temporary modification of hours of service (HOS) requirements for livestock, fish, and bee haulers.

Livestock Losses May Qualify for Livestock Indemnity Program
Livestock Losses May Qualify for Livestock Indemnity Program Livestock | 03/04/2019

Kansas has been experiencing some extreme weather conditions in late winter, just as spring calves are born. The weather is causing issues for many livestock producers and in some cases resulting in livestock losses.

U.S. Share of Japan Beef Market Shrinks in January
U.S. Share of Japan Beef Market Shrinks in January Livestock | 03/04/2019

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership saw their beef exports to Japan grow by more than half in the month of January. The members’ share of the market hit 56 percent, while U.S. beef exports to Japan grew 21 percent.

The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act  Reintroduced
The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act Reintroduced Livestock | 03/03/2019

The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act would establish a working group at DOT to identify barriers to the transportation of agricultural commodities, including pigs, posed by these devices.

Nebraska January 1 Cattle Inventory totaled 6.80 million head
Nebraska January 1 Cattle Inventory totaled 6.80 million head Livestock | 03/01/2019

All cows and heifers that had calved totaled 2.00 million head, up 2 percent from last year.Beef cows totaled 1.94 million head, up 2 percent from last year.Milk cows totaled 59,000 head, down 2 percent from January 1, 2018.