Dozens of cattle roaming Georgia roadway cause backups, injuries – WISN Milwaukee

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Dozens of cattle roaming Georgia roadway cause backups, injuries
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Atlanta, Georgia, is known for its traffic problems but early Monday morning there were backups on one major interstate for an unusual reason. Dozens of cattle were roaming the roadway after a tractor trailer overturned. Ten of the animals died as a
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Kentucky company charged with illegally moving cattle – Sacramento Bee

Federal officials say a Kentucky company has been charged with moving cattle out of state without proper veterinarian inspection.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Eugene Barber & Sons Inc. has been indicted on charges of illegally moving cattle, aiding and abetting a false statement and conspiracy.

Federal prosecutors say veterinarian John M. Moran also has been indicted in the case.

Court records show Moran is accused of pre-signing paperwork certifying that cattle sold by Barber & Sons were safe without inspecting them.

Prosecutors allege Moran falsified 600 certifications for shipment of more than 60,000 cattle over state lines between 2013 and 2015.

The indictment says Moran received more than $19,000.

Court records don’t show if the Lexington-based company or Moran have lawyers to represent them in the case.

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Flipped trailer traps more than 100 head of cattle on I-30 ramp in … – Dallas News (blog)

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Flipped trailer traps more than 100 head of cattle on I-30 ramp in …
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An 18-wheeler carrying 135 head of cattle trapped them inside when it overturned early Monday morning.The trailer flipped shortly after midnight,…
Tractor-Trailer Carrying Cattle Overturns In Mesquite « CBS Dallas …CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Cattle truck overturns at I-30 and 635 in Mesquite, trapping cows …
More Than 100 Head of Cattle Trapped in Flipped Trailer – NBC 5 …NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Cattle Herds Risk `Liquidation' as Canada Hay Costs Double … – Bloomberg

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In The Cattle Markets: Lots of Down-Side Risk Ahead – Drovers Magazine

Labor Day is upon us, at least from the perspective of retailers needing to secure beef volume for sales and featuring. The beef complex look ready to drift lower as, after this holiday, the seasonality in demand will wain and the seasonality in production will continue to escalate.  Slaughter weights have continued their increases during the summer and will likely continue into the fall until the peak around October. The volume of cattle on feed over 90 and over 120 days continue to the high compared to last year and prior years. Fed cattle marketing were strong through June as revealed by the last month’s Cattle on Feed report and appear to be strong through July – especially heifers – as revealed by July’s weekly Livestock Slaughter reports.  There does not appear to be an emerging problem with supplies but the steady seasonal increase in beef volume will continue. We have also seen strong volumes of beef cow slaughter through this summer in response to the drought in the southern plains. As a consequence, hamburger prices were very weak through the summer. Perhaps this slaughter will moderate during the fall calf run. But improvements in hamburger prices are unlikely with the prospective increases in beef trimming volumes.

Events in substitute meat markets and trade demand also appear unlikely to provide substantial relief for beef prices. Pork production will be up a solid 5% this coming fourth quarter with consumption up a likely 2.5%. Poultry production and consumption are forecasted to be up moderately but the main word to focus on is, “up” from the prior year. Beef exports have been solid through the summer and if they continue through the fall then this could result in about an additional 40 million pounds per month removed from the domestic markets this year compared to last. This is a little less than 2% of typical monthly production during fourth quarter months.  Forecasts of beef production during the fourth quarter are to be up better than 3%.

In the end, there appears to be a lot of sources of downside risk and little potential for improved prices.

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The bullish signals from last month are at an end. Aggressive sales are warranted with multiple sell signals in all feeder cattle contracts. All of the fall feeder cattle contracts rallied through much of the summer and have run into resistance established last February. Further, any trend line established through the summer rally is now broken. Thus, resistance held and any up-trend was broken: sell and sell. On top of that, October and November show textbook head and shoulders top patterns. Live cattle do not reveal as decisive signals. October and December have rallied the last two months off of lows established in May.  $112 looks like hard resistance for October and $116 for December. Volatility this past summer doesn’t allow for a clean textbook up-trend but, if there is one, it’s not broken yet. The next week or two will tell.

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Texas cattle groups dispute over tick treatment ban – Charlotte Observer

Texas ranchers and several government agencies say a recent decision to ban a tool to treat a deadly tick could put cattle at risk.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller last month halted the use of 15 cattle fever tick spray boxes in South Texas for lacking ventilation. The boxes spray livestock with a chemical to eliminate ticks that spread bovine babesiosis.

The Texas Animal Health Commission says the disease kills 90 percent of the animals it infects. The commission has identified nearly 920 cattle exposed to fever ticks in 82 counties since September 2016.

Commission Director Andy Schwartz says the boxes allow safe treatment.

But a spokesman for the Texas Farm Bureau says cattle are in jeopardy and cattle raisers need a short-term solution.

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Commissioner Sid Miller cracks down on cattle spray boxes citing … – Bryan-College Station Eagle

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Thursday urged state and federal agencies to work with him to address the possible misuse of the pesticide, …
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High turnout for dairy cattle shows at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – KY3

Springfield, Mo.– People are showing livestock this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and dairy exhibitors are making a statement out at the barn.

This year there are a lot more dairy cattle in the barns compared to last year.

This year there’s 250 head of cattle that are being shown and that number is up 72 head compared to last year.

There are 52 different dairy exhibitors, several families, and some from out of state.

It’s a time of year where people can come together and enjoy the weekend doing what they love.

“I know the most important thing I think of is my family and having to spend time with my dairy family is the most important and having that fellowship with our cows is the best thing that I look forward to on Sunday,” exhibitor Stephanie Bos said. “I know a lot of exhibitors have worked really hard to get the numbers back up. We’ve been struggling here recently getting numbers here in the dairy barn and actually, this barn is full and we have another barn full of dairy so it’s a really good thing in our eyes that the industry isn’t dying.”

“We’ve been coming here forever and this is our start of the whole year get these cattle broke in and we’ll see where it goes from there,” owner Bobby Bruffey said.

The open show on Sunday, July 29, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. and it will go until 2 or 3 p.m. in the arena.

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