Beef and pork futures traded mostly down on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The number of cattle and calves in North Dakota at the beginning of the year stood at 1.7 million, down 1% from the previous year and the fourth straight year of a decrease.
The country’s calf crop has been depleted to its lowest level in 60 years, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department, and it could take several years to replenish supply.
Most grazing animals used for food and fibre production on farms are ruminants. But what, exactly, does the term "ruminant" mean and why is it important?
One agriculture group is hoping to boost the sheep business.