BeefCast update for March 18, 2010, Why the up tick in the markets?

Watching the recent upward trends in the cattle markets on the CME, it appears that the cattle business climate may be improving significantly. Both the live cattle market and the feeder cattle futures show a sustained positive outlook.

To what do we credit this progress: higher consumer demand, lower carcass weights, or less domestic protein competition? Let’s visit today with Jim Robb, LMIC, about the market trends.

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Transcripts of: Increasing your AI pregnancy rate in cows

We now have available transcripts (Part 1 and Part 2) from a series on increasing AI pregnancy rates in cows by Dr. Cliff Lamb (audio Part 1 and Part 2).

Why the up tick in the markets

MP3 fileJim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center, helps us understand the recent up tick in the cattle markets.

Managed Intensive Grazing Strategies

MP3 fileDavid Davis, Superintendent, Forage Systems Research Center at the University of Missouri, help us understand "Should you delay weaning?" and getting more out your pastures.

Agriculture Telling its Story

Foodchat on Food and Health. What are the ways in which food, health, and education can be formulated to improve lives and create a future in which all children are not at risk of obesity?

The Persistence of the Primitive Food Movement From the Freakonomics Blog, "Americans are currently embracing a strange sort of primitivism. Bicycles are losing gears, runners are afoot in shoes designed to creatae a barefoot sensation (some are even running barefoot), and men are growing bushy Will Oldham-like beards. It’s all very curious and entertaining. But nowhere has our love for the supposed simplicity of the past been more evident than in food trends."

Food Cannot Be Ethical. Only People Can. A recent report, Ethical Food, attempts to address "Are ethical brand claims influencing food purchases? And if so, which claims matter most to consumers?". Unfortunately, this report is about creating a divisive environment around food, its production, and the people who work in the food and agriculture industries.

Looking to discover other agriculture focused conversations? Start by looking into these agriculture tags: Farm, Ag4all, Profood, AgChat, and Beef.

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Dr. Ronald Lemenager, the BeefBlog

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Link to blogReminder For The 2010 Census Spread the word about the 2010 Census. Tell your Latino employees about their right to privacy and how important their response is. Tell them that it is safe to fill out the form and that it is important to be counted.

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