Fri Apr 18, 2014 03:13 PM CDT Nearly a year after the initial surfacing of the worst livestock disease to hit U.S. herds in several generations, the painfully deliberate and cautious minds in Washington finally sprang into action.
Wed Apr 2, 2014 04:50 PM CDT If the PED death toll significantly dries up over the warmer months ahead (as many suspect), pig production could conceivably rocket higher as efficiencies begin firing from both barrels.
Fri Jan 24, 2014 03:22 PM CST When it comes to aggressively anticipating this month's cash cattle potential, DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington confesses to have been about as helpful as a doomsdayer still nervously monitoring the Mayan calendar.
Tue Jan 7, 2014 10:52 AM CST For more than a decade Denmark has banned the use of antibiotics to promote both animal growth and to prevent disease, allowing only curative uses. The results of that experiment are a matter of interpretation.
Fri Jan 3, 2014 12:46 PM CST Assuming that something needs to be done about the use of antibiotics in animals, two Canadian economists saw governments shouldn't ban or regulate them. They should impose a user fee.
Fri Nov 15, 2013 03:03 PM CST As long as commercial beef production essentially remains an outdoor sport, the practical distance between retained heifers and a larger meat case offering at Wal-Mart is about three years.
Fri Nov 8, 2013 03:57 PM CST Now that the USDA has essentially confirmed a monster corn harvest of 14 billion bushels, livestock feeders can look forward to one of the most heartfelt Thanksgivings experienced in years.
Fri Oct 18, 2013 02:27 PM CDT DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington suspects part of the enormous price collapse in live cattle futures was stoked by commercials suddenly questioning spendthrift behavior in the feeder cattle market.
Thu Oct 10, 2013 05:29 PM CDT DTN is as helpless as anyone in sowing the seeds of reason along the swampy Potomac. Yet, we've found a few ways to fill the reporting breach caused by this government shutdown mess.