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Moles? Voles? What’s That Hole in My Yard?

Moles? Voles? What’s That Hole in My Yard?

The past couple of weeks have been fairly pleasant. Granted we have had some rain this year…a lot of rain, but I will take it. With the warmer temperatures many of us have been outside more and have been getting our yards and landscapes ready for the upcoming growing season. While in the yard several [...]

To enhance forage quality, cut your pasture down to size

To enhance forage quality, cut your pasture down to size

Springtime heralds the arrival of good growing conditions, and many pastures are growing faster than the cattle can graze them. To have an efficient forage and cattle production program, Dr. Gary Bates, director of the University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Center, says producers need to understand forage growth and its impact on quality. “If [...]

UTIA receives two USDA drought-related grants

Two projects proposed by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers have received nearly $685,000 in funding in the most recent round of USDA Conservation Innovation Grants. Announced on April 4, the prestigious grants are for projects geared toward innovative adaptations producers can make in response to drought. UTIA awardees included Dr. Justin Rhinehart, an [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, April 5, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady to $1 higher compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $128 to $129 while dressed prices were $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $128.29 live, up $0.53 from last week and $204.47 dressed, up $1.09 from a week ago. [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, April 5, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.63 -0.55 Crude 92.95 -4.54 Dow 14,565 -14 Wheat prices are up while corn, cotton, and soybean prices are down for the week. A disappointing jobs report released Friday reflected weaker than expected jobs growth for March. This has led today’s decline in the Dow. Toward the end of the week [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, April 1, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $2 to $3 higher on a live basis and $5 higher on a dressed basis compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $127 to $129 while dressed prices were $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $127.76 live, up $2.99 from [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, April 1, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 83.18 +0.65 Crude 97.23 +3.52 Dow 14,579 +67 Cotton prices are up while corn, soybean, and wheat prices are down for the shortened trading week. Grain markets responded negatively March 28 to the bearish grain stocks reports led mainly by surprisingly bearish corn stocks. Follow through electronic trading April 1 indicates [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, March 22, 2013 – UT Institute of Agriculture

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $2 lower compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $124 to $125 while dressed prices were primarily $198. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $124.77 live, down $1.74 from last week and $197.71 dressed, down $5.14 from a week ago. A year ago [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, March 22, 2013 – UT Institute of Agriculture

Price Change US Dollar 82.53 +0.06 Crude 93.87 +0.05 Dow 14,512 -2 Corn, soybeans, and wheat prices are up while cotton prices are down for the week. Markets most likely will be positioning themselves leading up to the March 28 USDA reports on grain stocks and planting intentions for the 2013 crop. It is very [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, March 15, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $1 lower compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $126 to $127 while dressed prices were primarily $201. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $126.51 live, down $1.21 from last week and $202.85 dressed, down $0.41 from a week ago. A year ago [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, March 15, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.45 -0.51 Crude 93.84 +1.54 Dow 14,514 +117 Corn, cotton and wheat prices are up while soybean prices are down for the week. U.S. stocks fell Friday ending the longest winning streak for the Dow in nearly 17 years. Prior to today, the Dow had closed up 10 straight days. Watch [...]

Agbiosciences driving economic growth and job creation in the South

Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a recently released report shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study, “Impact and Innovation: Agbioscience in the Southern United States,” agriculture, forestry, and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments March 8, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $127 to $128 while dressed prices ranged from $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $127.72 live, down $0.12 from last week and $203.26 dressed, down $0.04 from a week ago. A year [...]

Weekly Crop Comments March 8, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.78 +0.41 Crude 91.78 +1.10 Dow 14,397 +307 Cotton and soybean prices are up while corn and wheat prices are down for the week. The Dow Jones closes out the week at an all-time high. The jobs report released today was favorable with unemployment dropping from 7.9% to 7.7%.USDA released their [...]

UT forms community advisory council for proposed gas and oil research initiative

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has formed a volunteer advisory council of local and statewide representatives for its proposed gas and oil research initiative. The initiative calls for the study of environmental and other risk factors related to oil and gas development on the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center Cumberland Forest [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, March 1, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $5 higher on a live basis and about $8 higher on a dressed basis compared to last week. Prices in the South were primarily $127 to $129 while prices in the North ranged from $201 to $205 with most trade occurring at $203. The 5-area weighted average prices thru [...]

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