June 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic
BISMARCK (AP) State and cattle industry officials say North Dakota’s first reported case of bovine tuberculosis in 14 years shouldn’t threaten the state’s federally designated “TB-free” status. Continue Reading
June 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) A proposal to expand bison grazing in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota is being questioned by some neighboring cattle ranchers who fear it could harm their operations.
June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK North Dakota State Veterinarian Susan Keller is urging ranchers in areas with a history of anthrax to take actions to protect their cattle from the disease, after a confirmed case in Hettinger County. Continue Reading
May 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continue to climb.
“Beef prices have been high this year at all levels,” said William Hahn, Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch Markets and Trade Economics Division of the USDA-Economics Research Service. “April had the highest five-area 35-65 percent Choice Direct steer we have ever seen.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supply and demand is what controls the price of beef cattle, but prices will fluctuate because it takes time to replenish the cattle supplies.