BeefCast update for April 30, 2010, How bullish will the market be and for how long?

It is good to be in the company of geniuses! According to Chris Hurt, economist at Purdue University, “owning cattle looks like a stroke of genius.” He recently issued his April cattle outlook report with very positive comments focused on the current cattle market trends. After extensive research and analysis Hurt concludes, “it’s great to be able to say, ‘The cattle industry is back.' ”

A quick update on the crop progress here in Indiana: as the sun and warmer temperatures have reappeared so have the planters. At the end of last week prior to the needed rain break corn progress was well over 50%. And it looks like that number will bump even higher this week before a repeat weekend rain.

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How bullish will the market be and for how long?

MP3 fileDerrell Peel, Oklahoma State livestock economist, follows up on the recent Cattle-on-Feed report and weighs in how long we may sustain these market trends.

Update on Traceability.

MP3 fileRichard Breitmeyer, California State Veterinarian, provides an update on traceability, in two parts (part 1 and part 2).

Agriculture Telling its Story

What is Agriculture 2.0?

From CropVillage: MP3 fileJanine Yario, NewSeed Advisors, talks about how media and conferences are bringing together investors and presenting companies to create and develop new ideas around ag sustainability, food production, energy, and agri-tech.


BeefCast® Headliners

Dr. Ronald Lemenager, the BeefBlog

Link to blogVideo Feature: Video Feature: Baxter Black: A “Cowful” Baxter Black offers a rather detailed definition for what a “cowful” can add up to. From US Farm Report.


BeefCast® Conference Connection

Fresh presentations from the 2010 NIAA One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture

Video fileVideo: Working Together to Battle Tuberculosis in Humans and Cattle Ben Sun, California Department of Public Health.

Video fileVideo: I've Never Seen a Cow with a Rash! What are Beef Measles? Dr. Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University.

Additional presentations available for the Opening Session, Animal Care, Animal Identification, Emerging Diseases, Cattle, and International Trade.


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