CANADIAN BORN CATTLE: If you plan to sell cattle that originated in Canada, you must inform the auction market in advance, and all of the necessary documents must be in order and must accompany the animal(s) when they are unloaded. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE COULD RESULT IN RECEIVING NO VALUE FOR YOUR ANIMAL(S).
CATTLEMEN: You may never have thought about working at an auction market, but now would be a great time to do so. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW RELIABLE, HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN! We have quite a few part-time positions available such as riding alleys, penning cattle, sorting, and other areas, and maybe even something involving a computer. Most of our employees live and work their farms or ranches and help us out one or two days each week. Many have been here over 20 years, so there must be a reason why they do it. GIVE US A CALL - WE CAN USE YOUR HELP!
UNLOADING TIMES Starting May 1, our receiving and load-out times will be as follows: Incoming Cattle: Night before sale day: until 10pm All other days: until 5pm Outgoing Cattle: Night after sale: All night All other days: 7am to 5pm
UPCOMING SALES & EVENTS
Saturday, Sept. 20 - DOUBLE J CATALOG HORSE SALE For more info go to http://doublejhorsesales.com/
Thursday, Sept. 25 - REGULAR SALE & YEARLING SPECIAL
On Wednesday, the Farm Foundation hosted a forum at the National Press Club looking at some of the complex issues involved in the proposed rule regarding waters of the United States by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Analyst David Hightower thinks the next two months will be ugly for the corn and soybean markets, but he's a little more optimistic about six-month timeframe. He also stressed that the low in the corn market will come before the low in the bean market. He thinks demand will be stronger than people think.
As farmers continue to experiment with cover crops on their farming operations, they need to be aware of the legal and liability issues that come with adding cover crops to conventional crop rotations.
An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining the science and ramifications of biotech crops by looking at the history of genetic engineering and the potential the crops and biotech foods hold for the future. Speakers offered the committee a range of views from university professors and non-governmental experts who have battled over biotech crops for decades.
Private crop insurance riders let you lock a minimum-price crop-insurance guarantee 12 months a year, not just at planting. That deflects damage should futures prices continue to spiral below production cost by February.