Corn and wheat had slight to modest gains on buying interest.Cattle had the first positive day in about a week.
Yesterday I began a conversation with Western Wyoming sheep producer and editor of The Shepherd magazine Cat Urbigkit about a recent Washington State University research paper concerning livestock depredation — the research claims that by killing wolves who kill livestock in the long run would only cause more livestock depredation.
I had the pleasure of attending the Colorado Ag Classic recently. It was great to meet Colorado producers of wheat, corn, sorghum and sunflowers. One of the many informative speakers that day was Dr. Eric Frew Director of Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles at University of Colorado.
Recently Washington State University released a research paper concerning livestock depredation by wolves — stating that by killing wolves who kill livestock in the long run would only cause more livestock depredation. Now this is the exact opposite of what I’ve heard from the livestock ranchers who work day in and day out in areas with a large wolf populations.
When you think of scarce resources, labor is not usually one of them, but it is.
This is the time of year for ranchers to set the standard for their cows for nutritional well being now before major production cycles begin. We know that cows need protein, energy and minerals.
This week it is reported that the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union will be holding a coast-wide caucus where the union’s leaders are expected to decide whether to bring the contract terms negotiated to date to a vote of its full membership.
More today on how the Wanapum Dam crack affected water users.
Horse Power Still Prevails