WAHOO – The Saunders County Board of Supervisors unanimously granted a conditional use permit to Mead Cattle Company with certain stipulations…
USDA cattle heat stress forecasts have recently placed western Nebraska in dangerous and emergency heat stress criteria. The forecasts correspond with the Nebraska Mesonet Cattle Comfort Index’s current conditions placement of Scotts Bluff County in extreme heat danger categories. The catle comfort index estimates a possible impact of animal deaths exceeding 5%.
Hot, dry conditions in early summer have taken a toll on grass growth in much of the Great Plains this year. There are several options cattle producers may want to consider to conserve grass in these dry areas.
The line of succession continues on a family farm in Cass County.
Effects of the pandemic have hit beef producers hard. Many have been forced to change the way they feed and market their cattle, and trying to figure out how to keep their businesses going, given the negative market situation.
hutdowns and slowdowns at meatpacking plants because of the coronavirus pandemic are starting to lead to much higher meat prices and even shortages in some cases.
The Sellman Ranch sits southeast of Crawford, past the Crow Butte uranium mine, through the trees and winding hills of Pine Ridge with spectacular views, out on the sprawling and flat table. Butch Sellman and family own and operate the third generation ranch.
Southwest of Redington, in Morrill County, across several auto-gates along county road 74, surrounded by bluffs, a stream running nearby, amid a sea of red colored cattle, sits Schuler Red Angus.
From a drive into Crawford Livestock Market’s spacious and well-kept lot to its customer-based focus and success to the tidy and well-designed office, sale ring and yard, someone may think, “Shazam” – “Wow,” this is impressive. Current owners Rich and Alicia Robertson continue this pleasant and favorable impression began decades ago by her parents and former owners, Jack and Laurel Hunter.
The spread of coronavirus has caused processing plants to close or reduce operations. That's left those who raise hogs and cattle stuck with animals that were ready for market, and has left some producers considering euthanizing animals or taking rock-bottom prices to free up space in barns and pastures, and cut their losses.
Nebraska Cattlemen has sent a letter to Nebraska’s congressional delegation laying out a plan of short-term and long-term action items to address current and future cattle market issues.
LOUP CITY — Frank the Tank doesn’t know he’s a link between a tragic past and a new future at Kaminski Land & Cattle along the Middle Loup River a few miles south of Loup City.
LINCOLN — Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.48 million cattle on feed in February, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
KEARNEY — U.S. beef producers are “steaking” their claim as the only true meat in Americans’ hamburgers.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drastic changes in the weather have left some cattle ill in parts of New Mexico as ranchers deal with cold, dry conditions.
People learned about mob grazing, bobcats caught on camera, fires set on purpose, and a lot more Thursday at Broken Box Ranch near Moorefield.