Slaughter and feeder lambs in Texas were mostly higher this week, while New Holland, Pennsylvania sold lower.
Slaughter goats mostly steady to up, with a few markets moving lower. San Angelo kids sold $5-15 higher, nannies held steady. Goldthwaite slaughter kids $5-10 higher, slaughter nannies steady, replacement nannies steady. New Holland, Pennsylvania kids and nannies sold weaker. Hamilton kids $10 softer, nannies $10-20 higher. Fredericksburg kids steady.
Panhandle fed cattle trade was once again at a standstill midweek. Feedlots asking $125 or better. Packer inquiry was limited and no bids reported at press time.
The future of the agriculture industry, as well as the future of the organizations that support agriculture, is in the hands of the young producers. Fortunately, there seems to be renewed interest by the younger generation to want to carry forth that torch.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant upheaval in the food system and some of that upheaval still lingers.
Understanding the retail side of the beef production chain is often a bit of an enigma for beef producers. According to the organizers of Certified Angus Beef’s (CAB) Feeding Quality Forum, better insight into the end-users of beef, be it the retailer, restauranteurs, distributors or other beef merchandizers is one of the most sought after presentations at the annual event.
With an $8860 payday at the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, Stetson Wright did more than add another all-around title to his resume.
U.S. beef exports set another new value record in July, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. July export value climbed 45 percent from a year ago to $939.1 million, while volume was the third largest of the post-BSE era at 122,743 metric tons (mt), up 14 percent year-over-year.