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Most ag markets bounced from recent lows

Corn prices bounced from recent lows Monday. Last Friday’s WASDE report boosted ending U.S. corn stocks for both 2013/14 and 2014/15, which sent CBOT futures to four-year lows. FULL STORY »

How would Cleveland feel about LeButter James?

Starting today, anyone can submit a name for the butter cow and calf display at the upcoming Ohio State Fair, via Twitter. The most creative entry, wins. FULL STORY »

NMPF favors regional trade with Canada if disease outbreak occurs

The National Milk Producers Federation today endorsed a draft plan for allowing the U.S. and Canada to cope with an outbreak of a serious foreign animal contagion, such as foot-and-mouth disease, suggesting the plan is a template for similar plans involving other important dairy export markets. FULL STORY »

Ag markets rebounding from Monday morning lows

Corn prices remain weak in the wake of recent losses. Despite having fallen for nine straight sessions, the July 11 WASDE’s increase in ending stocks for both 2013/14 and 2014/15 is depressing prices again Monday morning. FULL STORY »

Can we predict genomic defects in cattle?

A research team made up of members from Australia, France, Denmark, the U.S., Germany, Canada and the Netherlands recently announced they have sequenced the genomes of 234 cattle as a part of their 1000 bull genomes project. FULL STORY »

Experts predict falling global prices, oversupply

Two unrelated experts are calling for a drop in milk price and oversupply as demand levels out over the next five years. FULL STORY »

Crop markets are starting the week in mixed fashion

Corn prices continued sliding in response to Friday’s WASDE report. Despite having fallen for nine straight sessions, the WASDE’s increase in ending stocks for both 2013/14 and 2014/15 is depressing prices. FULL STORY »

U.S. farmland prices stay high, but cash rents due for pressure

U.S. farmland values have remained strong this summer despite falling crop prices, but that could change heading into the busy annual auction season at year's end, auctioneers say. FULL STORY »

Lameness: Causes and prevention on dairy farms

Lameness affects animal welfare, health, production and reproduction. Knowing the potential causes and how to prevent those will yield multiple benefits to dairy producers. FULL STORY »

Are you detecting the lameness on your farm?

On a recent visit to a dairy farm in another state, a Michigan State University Extension coworker and I observed a significant number of lame cows. As we watched the cows exit the parlor, it hit us both at the same time that a great majority of the cows were exhibiting some degree of lameness. When we asked the herdsman about the problem, he indicated that he hadn’t noticed that they were lame. FULL STORY »

Lighter side: Quit trying - cow costume record set

Some people train for years or decades to set a Guinness World Record. As the best-selling copyrighted book of all time, it is the authority on records like world’s “fastest man,” “shortest living man,” and “fastest time to type a text message on a mobile phone while performing headspins.” FULL STORY »

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