Ruminant News from North America

Livestock prices mostly down

  Last Updated: Tuesday 8th of February 2011 10:44:00 PM +0800HKT

Beef and pork futures traded mostly down on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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ND cattle, sheep inventory down; goats unchanged

  Last Updated: Monday 7th of February 2011 01:05:00 AM +0800HKT

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.

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Cattle supply lowest in 60 yrs., beef prices to rise

  Last Updated: Friday 4th of February 2011 09:08:00 AM +0800HKT

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.

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Problems with a change in ruminant's diet

  Last Updated: Monday 31st of January 2011 08:58:00 AM +0800HKT

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?

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Group hopes for a boost in sheep business

  Last Updated: Thursday 9th of December 2010 11:18:00 PM +0800HKT

One agriculture group is hoping to boost the sheep business.

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