Washington | Reuters –– The White House on Tuesday said it has not ruled out a carbon tax as a possible option for fighting climate change, even though U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a critical holdout in the closely divided Senate, said he was not discussing the topic in talks about U.S. spending and infrastructure bills.
Due to the impacts of the drought, livestock producers throughout the region are in search of additional feed. “Some areas have received rain in late August and early September causing alfalfa fields to green up,” says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist. “Producers are asking what the risks and rewards
Geneva | Reuters — Farmers need more space to grow crops to meet mounting demand for food and renewable fuel at a time of slowing growth in yields, consultancy AgResource said on Tuesday. A renewable fuel push under U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate agenda is set to trigger a boom in soyoil use, reinforcing a
Compared to last week, western Canadian yearling markets traded $2-$4 lower; calves over 700 lbs. appeared to hold value; calves weighing less than 700 lbs. were down $3 to as much as $5. The yearling run is basically finished. Ontario buying interest was supportive in the eastern Prairie regions due to the bumper corn crop;
Canadians were more likely to consume certified sustainable beef last year than ever before. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) says that 5.6 million pounds of beef were sold from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 with a CRSB framework claim. The framework lays out sustainability standards for farms, feedlots, processors and others,
The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is urging producers to weigh in on the next round of environmental metrics on the beef industry. The roundtable launched a producer survey in late September. Responses will be part of the roundtable’s benchmarking efforts and will provide updated numbers to estimates calculated by the CRSB following the
To auctioneer Tyler Slawinski, the Manitoba cattle industry could be in a more difficult situation than it’s in now. He pointed out the severe drought this year has meant a shortage of feed grain — but not to the extent it appeared to be a few months ago. “People went from not enough feed to…
High demand, scarce supplies and rising prices for hay and other feeds due to this summer’s drought on the Prairies have made a market for online scammers, RCMP warn. The urgency driving such transactions may cause ranchers, farmers and farm workers to make purchases “without taking time to properly verify or research production sources,” Alberta
Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures firmed on Thursday, as relatively steady cash cattle prices offset higher feed costs weighing on the feeder market, traders said. Meanwhile, lean hog futures continued to slide on a seasonal trend of robust supplies, even as hog slaughter rates showed signs of slowing.
Compared to last week, western Canadian yearling prices were down $3-$5; calves traded $2-$6 below week-ago levels. The market has come under pressure for three main reasons. Cattle on feed inventories in Alberta and Saskatchewan are 36 per cent above the five-year average. Many feedlots are comfortable with ownership levels. The drought caused about 150,000