Economists Eyeing Up Cattle Numbers:

Economists Eyeing Up Cattle Numbers:

“‘Til the cows come home” doesn’t apply to quite as many cattle these days. Hauling a heavier load: With drought hitting hard for the past two years, plus drastic inflation on inputs like feed, fertilizer, and fuel, ranchers are steering their way to the...
Back to the (Cattle Markets) Future

Back to the (Cattle Markets) Future

Wall Street investors have all kinds of software to help predict markets for a trading advantage, but cattle and corn markets are a different beast. Enter a group of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) students who developed software to predict...
The SEC & Livestock Lowdown

The SEC & Livestock Lowdown

“No, the SEC won’t let us be…” is the tune the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are singing. The SEC’s latest ruling will require publicly traded companies to disclose their direct (scope 1), energy/electricity...
Transparent Cattle Markets Getting Muddier

Transparent Cattle Markets Getting Muddier

The cattle market can see clearly now, the bill is done… Well, maybe. The updated version of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act is done. Introduced in November 2021, the bill has mixed support. In one corner, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says...
Slick Coat, Slick Science

Slick Coat, Slick Science

Gene-edited beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Regulators this week approved the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, “Go ahead, grill it up!” … Basically. Moo..re beef: Recombinetics, the company behind the...