Panhandle fed cattle trade was at a standstill midweek with packers bidding $122 and feeders asking $127. The previous week’s trade was late in developing at $125, up about $1.50.read more
Slaughter meat goat prices were $5-10 higher at Goldthwaite while slaughter kids and nannies traded mostly $10-20 higher at New Holland. At Fredericksburg kids sold steady with last week while San Angelo Angora kids were weak to lower.read more
San Angelo called the slaughter lamb market weak to as much as $10 off. Goldthwaite was called steady to $5 lower on wool lambs and as much $10 off on hair lambs. Fredericksburg's sheep market was called steady on all classes. Billings, Mont. called the market $15-20 higher on 60-119 pound lambs and New Holland, Penn., also reported a much higher market.read more
The U.S. Army is going back to the “best uniform it’s ever had” as per instructions from four-star general and the current Chief of Staff of the Army, Mark Alexander Milley.read more
The “prize fight of the century” is enfolding before the American public and that fight is just beginning.read more
Bighorns, the 2018 Farm Bill, a Wildlife Services update, Waters of the U.S. and Endangered Species Act reform were all topics of discussion during the resource management council and policy forum at the recent American Sheep Industry Association’s annual convention here.read more
The U.S. is currently in a “classical” El Niño pattern.
It was largely a positive weather forecast delivered by Dr. Art Douglas, in his 42nd long-range weather presentation during the CattleFax outlook forum at the recent National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual convention here.
Last week Kane Beef sold intact in a public auction.
According to public documents, the total transaction value came to $28 million. As of press time, however, the purchase was still pending awaiting official ratification of the transaction in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston. The official closing may not occur for an additional two weeks.