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12-18-13 CattleFax News: Cow-Calf Webinar Provides 2014 Outlook on Jan 22nd…REGISTER TODAY!

Posted by Brian Allmer on December 18, 2013

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CENTENNIAL,CO — Dec. 18, 2013 — Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from cattle producers and beef industry leaders to the first Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar in September, CattleFax analysts will be hosting its next webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Cattle producers have limited time and opportunity to analyze all of the fundamental data and trends that shape the cattle, beef and grain markets. Modeled after the popular CattleFax monthly cow-calf producer newsletter Trends, the upcoming webinar will provide producers and industry leaders with an outlook on the 2014 markets.

The CattleFax team will share its analysis and perspective on how these factors will influence cattle producers in the upcoming year: Read the rest of this entry »

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11-22-13 *USDA-NASS-CO News* November Cattle on Feed – Colorado

Posted by Brian Allmer on November 22, 2013

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CATTLE ON FEED
COLORADO
The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 950,000 head as of November 1, 2013. The latest inventory was up 9 percent from October 1, 2013 but down 8 percent from the 1,030,000 on feed on November 1, 2012. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 145,000 head of fed cattle during October 2013. This is 9 percent below previous year’s marketings but no change from last month. An estimated 230,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during October, up 21 percent from the September 2013 placements, and up 18 percent from last year’s placements of 195,000. Of the October placements, 35 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 22 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 20 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 24 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for October, at 5,000 head, is the same as last month and last year.
UNITED STATES
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on November 1, 2013. The inventory was 6 percent below November 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.39 million, 10 percent above 2012. Net placements were 2.32 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 720,000, 600-699 pounds were 584,000, 700-799 pounds were 510,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 580,000. Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.86 million, 1 percent above 2012. Other disappearance totaled 75,000 during October, 4 percent below 2012.
For a full copy of the November 2013 Cattle on Feed report please visit http://www.nass.usda.gov.

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10-31-13 *USDA-NASS-CO News* October Cattle on Feed – Colorado

Posted by Brian Allmer on October 31, 2013

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CATTLE ON FEED
COLORADO
The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 870,000 head as of October 1, 2013. The latest inventory was 5 percent above last month’s inventory, but 13 percent below the October 1, 2012 inventory. The inventory included 560,000 steers and steer calves, down 16 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 305,000 head, are down 6 percent from a year ago. The number of cows and bulls totaled 5,000, no change from last year’s number. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 145,000 head of fed cattle during September 2013. This was 19 percent below the previous month’s marketings and 3 percent below marketings one year earlier. An estimated 190,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during September 2013, down 16 percent from a year ago, but up 31 percent from the August 2013 placements. Of the number placed in September, 18 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 11 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 26 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 45 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for September, at 5,000 head, was unchanged from last month and last year.
UNITED STATES
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2013. The inventory was 8 percent below October 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.44 million steers and steer calves, down 7 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.66 million head, down 8 percent from 2012. Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.03 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.96 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 475,000, 600-699 pounds were 335,000, 700-799 pounds were 480,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 735,000. Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.70 million, 6 percent above 2012. Other disappearance totaled 62,000 during September, 3 percent below 2012.
For a full copy of the October 2013 Cattle on Feed report please visit www.nass.usda.gov.

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10-30-13 *CFRA News* Senator Grassley, Representative Fortenberry urge Conference to keep Payment Limit Reform in Farm Bill…

Posted by Brian Allmer on October 30, 2013

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Lyons, Nebraska - Today, Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) encouraged House and Senate farm bill conferees to retain key farm policy reforms regarding federal farm payment limitations as they begin work this week on a reconciled farm bill. New farm payment limit requirements were approved earlier this year in both the House and Senate farm bills.

“After many years of discussion, farm payment limitations reform finally has a chance to become law,” said Fortenberry, the House sponsor of a payment limits amendment approved with strong bipartisan support. “More robust payment limits help farm supports reach intended recipients and close loopholes. In this time of tight budgets, the need for this type of fair reform is even greater. With the opportunity for new farm policy under negotiation between the House and Senate, payment limits should remain a key piece of the overall package. It is my hope that this important provision will carry forward into the final Farm Bill.”

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10-22-13 KSU Studies Show Benefits of Early Calf Weaning Drought Prompted Recent Decisions but Little Research Had Been Done…

Posted by Brian Allmer on October 22, 2013

KSU Research and Extension logoHAYS, Kan. – It’s always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University studies.

“The conventional weaning time has always been in the fall, when calves are around 180 to 210 days old, but there was no substantial research to show that that was necessarily the best time,” said John Jaeger, beef scientist with K-State Research and Extension, based in Hays. There were probably many factors at play over the years, including bringing cows home from summer pasture, fitting weaning into crop harvest, fall school activities and more.

“We wondered if, rather than putting growth on calves at the expense of cows, it might be better to wean them earlier. If the calves fared well, it might give the cow more time to recover from calving and lactating and improve her own body condition before going into winter,” Jaeger said.

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10-22-13 KSU Webinar to Focus on the Future of Cattle Feeding on Oct 29th…

Posted by Brian Allmer on October 22, 2013

KSU Research and Extension logoThe webinar, to take place on Oct. 29, is open to the public.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The history and future of Zilmax, formally known as zilpaterol hydrocholoride, and implications on the cattle feeding industry is the focus of an upcoming webinar that will be led by Chris Reinhardt, extension feedlot specialist for K-State Research and Extension. It will take place Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

Zilmax is a beta-agonist, or cattle feed supplement, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Feedlots have used it to improve the cattle’s natural ability to convert feed into more lean muscle.

“Beta-agonists increase the deposition of lean muscle on the carcass,” Reinhardt said. “They make cattle more efficient at converting grain to muscle. They also help the efficiency of converting an animal carcass into sellable meat.”

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09-25-13 *KSU Ext News* The Ogallala Depletion: A Societal Issue…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 25, 2013

KSU Research and Extension logoUrban and rural dwellers rely on the Ogallala Aquifer and share responsibility in managing the water resource

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – Vast, vital and vulnerable is the Ogallala Aquifer. Lying beneath eight U.S. states and encompassing more than 170,000 acres, the Ogallala is a sizeable and important water resource that has brought life to Kansans in both rural and urban areas. Not only is the aquifer used for production agriculture, but it also provides water for people’s homes and for other municipal uses. It’s no secret, however, that the Ogallala has been overused, and its depletion could pose a problem for everyone and the Kansas economy.

David Steward, a professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, and a team of researchers recently completed a study that examined the future of the Ogallala Aquifer. The study found that if current usage of the aquifer continues, as much as 69 percent of it would be depleted by 2060.

Usage is exceeding the recharge of the aquifer, which is leading to its depletion. Steward said that natural recharge of the aquifer is currently supplying 15 percent of the pumping that’s going into the wells.

“What happens is that as you pump the well, the groundwater goes down, and the ability to extract the water decreases,” Steward said.  Read the rest of this entry »

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09-20-13 *USDA-NASS News* August Cattle on Feed – Colorado

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 20, 2013

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CATTLE ON FEED
COLORADO
The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 830,000 head as of September 1, 2013. The latest inventory was down 11 percent from September 1, 2012, and down 5 percent from the previous month. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 180,000 head of fed cattle during August 2013. This represented a 6 percent increase from the July 2013 marketings, but an 8 percent decrease from the August marketings one year earlier. An estimated 145,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during August, up 16 percent from July 2013 placements but down 24 percent from a year ago. Of the number placed in August, 17 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 14 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 31 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 38 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for August, at 5,000 head, was the same as last month and last year.
UNITED STATES
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.9 million head on September 1, 2013. The inventory was 7 percent below September 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during August totaled 1.79 million, 11 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.73 million head. During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 405,000, 600-699 pounds were 338,000, 700-799 pounds were 430,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 615,000. Placements for the month of August are the lowest since the series began in 1996. Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.88 million, 4 percent below 2012. Monthly marketings for August are the second lowest since the series began.

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09-13-13 14th Annual Action 22 Annual Conference in CO Springs on October 11-12…REGISTER TODAY!

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 13, 2013

Action 22 Inc LogoAction 22 CO Counties - MapThe 14th Annual Conference and Washington Round Up is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2013 at the Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs.   Register Now!The Annual Conference is held on the I-25 corridor  in Pueblo or Colorado Springs each year to make it most accessible to our all our membership and to invited guests and speakers from around the State and from Washington, D.C. Embassy Suites, just off I-25, offers an attractive, affordable and easily accessible location for our meeting.
The 2013 event promises information on the issues we are all concerned about — marijuana, School Finance Act, the economy — to name a few.   In addition, the 23 legislators representing a portion of the Action 22 territory have been invited to join us for lunch on Friday, October 11, to discuss potential legislation in 2014.   Colorado’s congressional delegation will speak to us during lunch on Saturday, October 12.
SPEAKERS
Pollster Floyd Ciruli, School Finance Act, US Senator Udall, British Consul-General, Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plan (last of two sites in the country), Water Plan, School Common Core State Standards, Congressmen Gardner and Tipton — are among the speakers for the two day conference!

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09-12-13 Organic Trade Association’s Global Organic Trade Guide issues new organic market reports for France, Germany & the United Kingdom…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 12, 2013

Global Organic Trade Guide logoComprehensive go-to-market reports are available free online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 12, 2013) – The first comprehensive go-to-market reports covering the current organic industry in France, Germany and the United Kingdom have been published online by the Organic Trade Association’s new Global Organic Trade Guide. The world’s first user-friendly website to help U.S. organic producers and handlers export organic products, the site also features an in-depth Market Datasection and the only map tool to communicate global organic trade information in real time.

“We’re excited to offer the U.S. organic industry the comprehensive, up-to-date information it needs to evaluate the challenges and opportunities of exporting to high-value markets,” said Christine Bushway, OTA’s CEO and  Executive Director. “Together with the market data and map tool offered by the site, our market reports provide organic exporters an invaluable resource.”

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09-10-13 *KSU Ext News* Kansas Income Tax Institute Planned in Eight Locations…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 10, 2013

KSU Research and Extension logoMANHATTAN, Kan. – Dates have been set for the 65th Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute, designed to provide information on current tax law and regulations, including recent rulings. The two-day training will be offered in eight locations across the state.

The institute, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, is coordinated by Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics.

“This year’s program will review recent cases and rulings and key legislation,” said extension agricultural economist Rich Llewelyn. “It will cover newly-enacted regulations and procedures critical to tax practitioners, and practical information to facilitate the filing of individual, small business, and farm tax returns.”

Presenters include Roger McEowen, director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, and speakers representing the Internal Revenue Service and the Kansas Department of Revenue, as well as several accounting professionals.

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08-26-13 *Center for Rural Affairs News* Passing the Torch…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 26, 2013

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Chuck Hassebrook departs, Brian Depew tapped as new Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director

Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs announced today a leadership transition within the organization. Assistant Executive Director Brian Depew has been named the new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2013. Chuck Hassebrook, who shaped the Center’s vision and direction for seventeen years as Director and dedicated 36 years of hard work and personal commitment to serving on the Center for Rural Affairs staff, will depart to pursue new challenges.
“Chuck’s vision and leadership has been the heartbeat, the soul of the Center for Rural Affairs for nearly two decades, and as a vital member of the staff for nearly that many years before that,” said Jim Knopik, a Fullerton, Nebraska farmer and Center for Rural Affairs Board President. “While we cannot truly replace Chuck, we believe that Brian Depew brings the same level of talent, leadership, intelligence and dedication to the Center’s mission and to rural America. We are truly lucky to have someone of Brian’s caliber to step in and lead the Center into the future.”

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08-20-13 *CFRA News* Rural America and the Affordable Care Act…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 21, 2013

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Lyons, Nebraska - Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released a new report that examines how the Affordable Care Act will provide tax credits and subsidies through new health insurance marketplaces to make health coverage more affordable for many Americans. The report summarizes these provisions, how they will work and their importance to rural Americans.

Read or download a full copy of the report @ http://files.cfra.org/pdf/ACA-subsidies.pdf

“Beginning October 1, 2013, Americans will face a new world of health insurance purchasing,” said Jon Bailey, Director of Rural Research and Analysis at the Center for Rural Affairs and author of the report. “Many individuals and families will have the opportunity to purchase health insurance from either
state-operated or federally facilitated health insurance marketplaces. Millions of uninsured Americans will be purchasing health insurance for the first time, or the first time in awhile.”

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08-20-13 Weekly USMEF Audio Report: Hosting Pork Buyers from Japan…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 20, 2013

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DENVER, CO – August 20th, 2013 - Volunteer leaders from many agricultural sectors not only provide direction for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), they also frequently play a key role in hosting trade teams from international markets to help show them every phase of the U.S. pork, beef and lamb production chains.

Bruce Schmoll of Claremont, Minn., is president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and a member of the USMEF Executive Committee. In the attached audio report, he speaks about a recent opportunity to host a team of pork buyers from Japan at his farm and the personal connection achieved during this tour. Schmoll also draws a correlation between the pork buyers’ tour of Minnesota agriculture and the experience he gained by visiting Japan in 2011 as a participant in the USMEF Market Education Program.

Japan is consistently the largest value market for U.S. pork exports, setting a record in 2012 at nearly $2 billion. Through June of this year, pork exports to Japan totaled more than 473 million pounds valued at $949 million.

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08-15-13 USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 15, 2013

USDA FSA LogoWASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 –The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations have been extended to solicit bids to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP).

Congress created FFP in the 2008 Farm Bill which requires the purchase of sugar as a feedstock for producing fuel-grade ethanol and other biofuels to avoid forfeiture of sugar pledged as collateral by processors when securing nonrecourse commodity loans from CCC.

USDA is announcing the use of the FFP following the success of two sugar “exchanges” earlier this summer. On July 9, USDA awarded contracts to purchase 91,238 metric tons of sugar in exchange for 299,153 metric tons of re-export credits and Colombian Trade Promotion Agreement Certificates of Quota Eligibility. On July 31, USDA announced the results of a second exchange and purchased 15,504 metric tons of sugar and removed 46,559 metric tons of import access from the market.

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08-15-13 USDA Releases New Report on Trafficking and Announces Additional Measures to Improve Integrity in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 15, 2013

USDAlogoRGBWASHINGTON, August 15, 2013 – Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today released a report that examines the trafficking rate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and better pinpoints where the vast majority of SNAP trafficking occurs—smaller stores that typically offer minimal access to the healthier foods encouraged by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In response, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin gathering public input on establishing stricter “depth of stock” requirements for SNAP retailers in order to discourage bad actors from entering and abusing the program. This move also supports USDA’s continuing efforts to improve SNAP recipients’ access to healthy foods.

The report indicates that the vast majority of trafficking – the illegal sale of SNAP benefits for cash or other ineligible items – occurs in smaller-sized retailers that typically stock fewer healthy foods. Over the last five fiscal years, the number of retailers authorized to participate in SNAP has grown by over 40 percent; small- and medium-sized retailers account for the vast majority of that growth. The rate of trafficking in larger grocery stores and supermarkets—where 82 percent of all benefits were redeemed—remained low at less than 0.5 percent.

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08-12-13 CattleFax Offering Webinar for Cow-Calf Producers on September 4th…REGISTER TODAY!

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 12, 2013

CattleFaxLogoCENTENNIAL,COLO. — Aug. 12, 2013 — Cattle and beef producers have limited time and opportunity to analyze all of the fundamental data and trends that shape the cattle, beef and grain markets. CattleFax recognizes this challenge and is offering a free one-hour webinar at 5:30 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, to help producers navigate the markets.

Modeled after the popular CattleFax monthly cow-calf producer newsletter Trends, the webinar is titled Trends+. Zoetis is sponsoring the webinar – making it free for all cattle and beef producers to attend.
“CattleFax recognizes there is a lot of information for cow-calf and stocker operations to analyze, qualify and interpret,” said Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax. “Cattle producers are facing a variety of difficult situations – higher breakeven prices, increasingly volatile grain values and growing resistance to record-high beef prices. It is important for producers to understand the risks in these and other market factors.”

The Trends+ webinar is designed to inform cattle producers about these market realities and provide producers with the information to assist in making intelligent marketing decisions. The webinar will be hosted live by the CattleFax analyst team and focus on the segments of the industry that have the greatest influence on cow-calf and stocker operations this fall and winter.

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07-19-13 *USDA-NASS News* July Cattle on Feed – Colorado

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 19, 2013

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CATTLE ON FEED

COLORADO

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 920,000 head as of July 1, 2013. The latest inventory was down 4 percent from June 1, 2013, and down 5 percent from the 970,000 on feed on July 1, 2012. The inventory included 590,000 steers and steer calves, down 9 percent from the previous year. The number of heifers and heifer calves, at 325,000 head, was up 2 percent from the previous year. The number of cows and bulls totaled 5,000, and remained unchanged from last year. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 150,000 head of fed cattle during June 2013. This was unchanged from May 2013 marketings but down 12 percent from a year ago. An estimated 120,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during June, 29 percent below May 2013 placements and 4 percent below last year’s placements for the same time period. Of the number placed in June, 25 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 13 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 25 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 38 percent weighed 800 pounds or greater. Other disappearance during June 2013, at 10,000 head, was 10,000 head lower than last month but 5,000 head above last year.
UNITED STATES
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.4 million head on July 1, 2013. The inventory was 3 percent below July 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.53 million steers and steer calves, down 3 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 63 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.78 million head, down 4 percent from 2012. Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.59 million, 5 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.52 million head. During June, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 315,000, 600-699 pounds were 232,000, 700-799 pounds were 415,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 625,000. Marketings of fed cattle during June totaled 1.90 million, 4 percent below 2012. Marketings for the month of June are the lowest since the series began in 1996. Other disappearance totaled 63,000 during June, 5 percent below 2012.

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07-10-13 RMFU Says No to Splitting Farm Bill…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 10, 2013

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In a letter to Congressional representatives of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming,  RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo., farmer, gave categorical opposition to removing the nutrition title from the Farm Bill. “Our organizational policy, which is set by grassroots members, recognizes the importance of nutrition programs to our nation’s future, security, and well-being,” Peppler said. “We are absolutely opposed to the cynical attempt to divide the interests of agricultural producers and America’s neediest citizens.”

The letter points out that every nutrition dollar puts 20 cents in the pocket of farmers and ranchers. “Someone has to grow the food for programs that feed schoolchildren and the elderly,” Peppler said. According to USDA estimates, 70% of nutrition money goes to households with children, and about 80 percent of SNAP recipients are either employed or on Social Security. A SNAP (“food stamp”) dollar adds $1.80 to the local economy.

The letter concludes, “The effort to break the link between family farms and the urban poor is meant to disenfranchise both groups, a simple hope to divide and defeat. Our members understand that, and they do not support that effort.”

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06-21-13 *USDA-NASS News* June Cattle on Feed – Colorado

Posted by Brian Allmer on June 21, 2013

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CATTLE ON FEED

COLORADO

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 960,000 head as of June 1, 2013. This latest inventory is the same as last month but down 6 percent from last year. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head or larger capacity marketed an estimated 150,000 head of fed cattle during May 2013, no change from last month but 12 percent below May 2012 marketings of 170,000 head. An estimated 170,000 cattle and calves were placed on feed during May, 21 percent above a month ago but 6 percent below May 2012 placements of 180,000. Of the number placed in May, 18 percent weighed less than 600 pounds, 12 percent weighed from 600 to 699 pounds, 29 percent weighed from 700 to 799 pounds, and 41 percent weighed 800 pounds and greater. Other disappearance for May, at 20,000 head, was up 10,000 head from last month but the same as last year.
UNITED STATES
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on June 1, 2013. The inventory was 3 percent below June 1, 2012. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million, 2 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 304,000, 700-799 pounds were 555,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000. Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.95 million, 3 percent below 2012. Marketings are the second lowest since the series began in 1996 for the month of May. Other disappearance totaled 100,000 during May, unchanged from 2012.

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