Kevin Oppermann grazes cattle on 28 acres of pasture at his home farm near Fitchburg, Wisconsin. To accommodate his expanding herd he also began in 2017 converting 24 acres of cropland to permanent pasture at the Fitchburg-area farm his grandparents once owned. The farm is now owned by Oppermann’s parents.
When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all.
The upcoming days will feature a pair of livestock reports, as we will get the Cold Storage report on Thursday. Allendale is projecting 633.631 mln pounds of pork for the end of July, an 11 mln pound increase. Beef is estimated at 397.410 mln pounds, which would be 18% below last year’s mark, but a 3 mln increase from last month.
Support for grains is being found in the ongoing Crop Tour, adding to concerns about the crop not being as good as the USDA is projecting. However, “traders are cautions, as higher trade overnight does not necessarily translate to day session gains,” Allendale said.
A hot plant is an early warning sign of an under-watered, unhealthy plant, which makes monitoring crop temperatures a priority for many farmers.
A community mourning the death of a 12-year-old Elba boy stepped up after the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo Livestock Sale to purchase his 4-H steer for $63,000.
LANCASTER, Wis. – The rolling hills of Lancaster were not always home to Stone-Front Farm. Elam and Barbara Buttles were managing a 70-cow dairy 14 years ago at the opposite side of the state in Racine County. Not exactly farm country, the location between Chicago and Milwaukee is better-suited for interstate traffic than dairy farming.